Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid. ~John Keats
A man, his wife and mother-in-law went on vacation to the Holy Land. While they were there the mother-in-law passed away. The undertaker told them, "You can have her shipped home for $5,000, or you can bury her here in the Holy Land for $150.00.
The man thought about it and told him he would just have her shipped home. The undertaker asked, "Why? Why would you spend $5,000 to ship your mother-in-law home, when it would be wonderful to be buried here and spend only $150.00? The man said, "A man died here 2000 years ago, he was buried here and three days later he rose from the dead. I just can't take that chance."
When everything seems to go wrong .... just P.U.S.H.! When the job gets you down ... just P.U.S.H.! When people don't react the way you think they should.... just P.U.S.H. When your money is "gone" and the bills are due.... just P.U.S.H.! When people just don't understand you .... just... P.U.S.H.!
THERE IS NO CHAIR
An eccentric philosophy professor gave a one question final exam after a semester dealing with a broad array of topics. The class was already seated and ready to go when the professor picked up his chair, plopped it on top of his desk and wrote on the board: "Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist." Fingers flew, erasers erased, notebooks were filled in furious fashion. Some students wrote over 30 pages in one hour attempting to refute the existence of the chair. One member of the class however, was up and finished in less than a minute. A week later when the grades were posted, the rest of the group wondered how he could have gotten an "A" when he had barely written anything at all. His answer consisted of two words: "What chair?"
When you're young, breast cancer is probably the furthest thing from your mind. However, it shouldn’t be. Although breast cancer in young women is significantly less common among those from 20 to 39, it does happen. Don’t believe it won’t happen to you, I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 38 while pregnant with our sixth child. Finding time to incorporate breast self exam into your monthly schedule is easy when you realize just how important it is. Since my birthday in on the 19th of the month I have chosen to do my exams on the 19th of every month and I will remind my readers to do their exams your's too.
Except for certain types of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in women of all ages. Although the most confirmed and noteworthy risk factors for developing breast cancer are gender and growing older.
Younger women diagnosed with breast cancer often experience a more aggressive cancer and a lower chance of survival. This fact alone is enough to make early detection and breast self exam crucial for younger women.
Generally, screening mammograms are recommended at age 40. Sadly, this occasionally results in younger women not being diagnosed with breast cancer until the cancer is in a later stage, and can lower their chance of survival.
Because breast tissue isn't as thick when you're younger it can make diagnosis of breast cancer difficult. For this reason young women should begin monthly breast self exam at age 20, so that you can become familiar with how your breasts look and how they feel, thereby making it easier for you to notice any changes in your breasts.
Because the lifetime risk of breast cancer is one in seven for American women, establishing good breast health practices while you are still young can reduce your chance of getting breast cancer at a later stage.
Remember, anytime you see or feel any kind of change in your breast(s) you should see your health-care provider. Only a qualified medical professional can definitively diagnose the cause of breast issues. Breast changes don't always mean breast cancer, but they do mean you should see your doctor.
The crispness of the cold morn air
Is very stimulating.
The redness of the rising sun
A beauty to behold.
The gift of love and life from You
By way of Your Own Son
Is the most amazing gift this world
Has seen since time begun.
How seldom I seem to take the time to tell God how much I appreciate Him and what He has done and is doing for me. How seldom do I tell Him how amazing His love is. He created the entire universe and yet He cares about every hair on my head and knows me inside and out. In spite of His knowing me so well, He still loves me. He loves me with a love beyond my comprehension. It should not take the stimulation of cold air or the beauty of a bright red sunrise to encourage me to give God thanks and praise. Just the privilege of waking up in the morning should bring forth praises out of my heart and mouth.
Thank You for the joy of laughter
It eases all life’s stress
It helps to break down masks man made
And helps to heal disease
It brings together one and all
it makes each one feel equal
Its such a joy to laugh with friends
for laughter, Lord, I thank You.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Laughter is good for the soul. Medical science has found laughter to help the healing process. Laughter releases stress. At the end of a busy day I like to find something funny on TV to watch. That is becoming a hard task as what is considered funny is often offensive. The old sit-coms and some of the funny videos are now few and far between. When I can’t find something on TV or in a book, I use my memory bank. There are many funny events in my life that still bring me to laughter as I think back on them. As I visualize Jesus walking down a road with His disciples, I can visualize them laughing together. Laughter is a strong united. It put everyone on equal footing and helps us drop our “guard.” So, whether you are alone or with someone or several someones, be sure you take time to laugh every day. From my Mom's devotional Blog
A large family, with seven children, moved to a new city. They were having a difficult time finding an apartment to live in. Many apartments were large enough, but the landlords objected to the large family. After several days of searching, the father asked the mother to take the four younger children to visit the cemetery, while he took the older three to find an apartment. After they looked most of the morning, they found a place that was just right.
Then the landlord asked the usual question:"How many children do you have?"
The father answered with a deep sigh, "Seven...but four are with their dear mother in the cemetery."
The landlord, feeling sympathetic towards the man's situation, rented the apartment to him.