Healthy Attitude, healthy soul, Acts of Kindness

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A young and successful Executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, Going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar.He was Watching for kids darting out from between parked Cars and slowed down when he thought he saw Something.  As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag’s side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to The spot where the brick had been thrown. 

The angry Driver then jumped out of the Car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up Against a parked car shouting, ‘What was that all about and who are you? Just what The heck are you doing? That’s a new car and that Brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why Did you do it?’

The young boy was apologetic. ‘Please, mister…please, I’m sorry but I didn’t Know what else to do,’ He pleaded. ‘I threw the Brick because no one else would stop….’ With tears Dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth Pointed to a spot just around a parked car.. ‘It’s my Brother, ‘he said ‘He rolled off the curb and fell Out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him Up.’  Now sobbing, the boy Asked the stunned executive, ‘Would you please help Me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.’

Moved beyond words, The driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling Lump in his throat… He hurriedly lifted the Handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took Out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh Scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything Was going to be okay. ‘Thank you and may God bless You,’ the grateful child told the stranger. Too Shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy! Push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk Toward their home.. It was a long, slow Walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very Noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair The dented side door. He kept the dent there to Remind him of this message:

‘ Don’t go through life So fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to Get your attention!’ God whispers in our souls and Speaks to our hearts Sometimes when we don’t have Time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It’s Our choice to listen or Not. 

In conclusion- no act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.

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A suggestion from a Human Resources Manager: HOW TO PROPERLY PLACE NEW EMPLOYEES . . .

1. Put 400 bricks in a closed room.

2. Put your new hires in the room and close the door.

3. Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours.

4. Then analyze the situation:

a. If they are counting the bricks, put them in the Accounting Department.

b. If they are recounting them, put them in Auditing.

c. If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks, put them in Engineering.

d. If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order, put them in Planning.

e. If they are throwing the bricks at each other, put them in Operations.

f. If they are sleeping, put them in Security.

g. If they have broken the bricks into pieces, put them in Information Technology. h. If they are sitting idle, put them in Human Resources.

i. If they say they have tried different combinations, they are looking for more, yet not a brick has been moved, put them in Sales.

j. If they have already left for the day, put them in Management.

k. If they are staring out of the window, put them in Strategic Planning.

l. If they are talking to each other, and not a single brick has been moved, congratulate them and put them in Top Management.

m. Finally, if they have surrounded themselves with bricks in such a way that they can neither be seen nor heard from, put them in Congress.

How to build a healthy meal

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how to build a healthy meal

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. They are a great source of nutrients, unlike many processed foods where nutrients may have been removed. They are also low in calories and fat.

Add lean protein from nuts, eggs, dairy ( fat free or 1% milk), legumes and whole grains- 

Avoid extra fat and saturated fat. Saturated fats contribute to heart disease, stroke, and other inflammatory conditions in the body such as leaky gut and autoimmune diseases.

Take your time to eat- it takes twenty minutes for your stomach to tell your brain it is full, so savor the food, eat it slowly.

Choosing a smaller plate will give the appearance of a larger meal and can help you with portion control and limiting overeating.

Try to eat more meals at home- so you have a better idea of what you are eating. Many restaurants add extra fat, salt and sugar to their foods to give them taste.

Choose healthier options at home or eating out- choose grilled and baked instead of fried food.