_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: October 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

A lesson that SHOULD be taught in EVERY school

I saw this post this morning on Facebook by my friend Christina Gray. I thought that this went well with some of my other postings and wanted to make it visible to more and more people - it is a lesson that should not be missed by anyone, whether you are still in school or not. Thanks Christina!

Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock , did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks out of her classroom.
When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks. 'Ms. Cothren, where're our desks?'

She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.' They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.' 'No,' she said. 'Maybe it's our behavior.' She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.' And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom.

By early afternoon television news crews had started gathering in Ms. Cothren's classroom to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the deskless classroom, Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he/she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom.

Now I am going to tell you.' At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it.

Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.

Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it's up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don't ever forget it.'

By the way, this is a true story.

Please consider passing this along so others won't forget that the freedoms we have in this great country were earned by U. S. Veterans. Lesson that should be taught in all schools . . . and colleges.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Prevention - the key to surviving this flu season

Many of us do not get the yearly flu shot - for a variety of reasons. This year there is a big push to get both the regular flu shot and the H1N1 shot or nasal spray. Personally I have a real concern with the H1N1 shot/spray, many of which are shared by some health care professionals who won't be giving/getting the shot/spray for their families.

I received the following in an email this morning, and decided it was something to share with everyone - whether they had decided to get the shot or not. If it helps - hey why not. I'm going to give this a shot - especially since I have never gotten the regular flu shot and don't expect to start now, even with the H1N1

Dr. Vinay Goyal is an MBBS,DRM,DNB (Intensivist and Thyroid specialist) having clinical experience of over 20 years. He has worked in institutions like Hinduja Hospital , Bombay Hospital , Saifee Hospital , Tata Memorial etc.. Presently, he is heading our Nuclear Medicine Department and Thyroid clinic at Riddhivinayak Cardiac and Critical Centre, Malad (W).
The following message given by him, I feel makes a lot of sense and is important for all to know.

The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is. While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu)

1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).

3. *Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). *H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.

4. Similar to 3 above, *clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. *Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but *blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.*

5. *Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and . *If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

6. *Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. *Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

I suggest you pass this on. You never know 20 who might pay attention to it - and STAY ALIVE because of it.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Holey Donuts Crazy Special!!

I got this email this morning and almost wish I hadn't just gotten my shipment - at this price I wish I had another freezer ....... these are really very good. My daughter (who needs to lose weight like I need to grow another arm) had one as I was breaking them into individual packages to put in the freezer - and outright told me these were too good to be Low Fat or Reduced Fat.

Hope you all will consider picking up a few boxes (oh heck at this price try multiple varieties). The shipping is a little steep (Fed-Ex in a cooler packed with dry ice) but well worth it. At this price if you buy multiple boxes you end up spreading the cost over all the donuts which really makes it sound small. And you end up with less fat than a "national" chain's donuts. These are even good if you are doing WW - since they are only 3 points!

Check them out at holeydonuts

Email directly from Holey Donuts .......

Buy all the Low Fat Gourmet Donuts you want for $5.99, today only! Last night we secretly changed all of our prices to only $5.99! per 6 pack assortment!! This special pricing is on every DONUT assortment. This sale will end Thursday October 1st at midnight. You have less than 24 hrs to take advantage of this awesome low fat ,low price"try us" offer. We know your going to love these so much !

You've got to get in on this right now as this is your chance to try the donuts you've seen on T.V and in magazines like People, Glamour and Men's Health!

Just add all the Holey Donuts! assortments you want to your cart and at checkout you won't be charged $11.95 each, but only $5.99 each!! WOW!! If you have been waiting to try Holey Donuts! this is your chance at a one time only price of $5.99 per assortment (full sized 6 packs)!

Buy any 3 great tasting low fat assortments for only $5.99 each! We have never made an offer like this before and may never make it again. So many of you have yet to try our Low Fat Gourmet Donuts, so we are offering you this special chance to enjoy these frozen treats for only $5.99 per box today during this one day only super "try us" $5.99 sale! At midnight tonight this $5.99 event will end and may not be offered again.

Our convenient 6 pack boxes are designed to easily fit in your freezer and most of these large donuts have only 3 weight watchers points each! Store in individual freezer bags to save space and create a great on the go snack!

Why is everyone talking about these "Low Fat Gourmet Donuts"? It's simple - unlike any other donut, each Holey Donut! not only tastes great, but is individually hand made, like a little wedding cake. Can you imagine how hard it would be to ship 18 individual hand made wedding cakes frozen across the country and have them arrive to you as perfect as the moment we made them?

These are no ordinary donuts, as they are hand made with fresh frosting and yummy fillings with no artificial sweeteners, and they are low in fat! Everything you would expect from a high end gourmet donut if you could buy it in a NYC 5 star restaurant but without the fat, greasy aftertaste and calories - just moist, incredibly large, soft Low Fat Gourmet Donuts with no expense spared.

Our donuts are guaranteed to arrive at your home frozen and as perfect as the pictures on our web site, we promise. Thousands of people across the country have been awe-struck, and it's been love at first taste! All products are in stock,will ship this Monday and arrive in 2-3 days at your home,frozen and picture perfect.

Holey Donuts! Low Fat Gourmet Donuts are not available anywhere but you can have portion controlled servings right in your freezer for you to enjoy anytime! From the moment it leaves its box in your freezer and hits your plate you'll know you have something so special that only a rare few can enjoy...Now its your time to eat, enjoy, reorder and celebrate your life!

"The company sells oodles of low-fat and reduced-fat donuts in ridiculously delicious flavors." Hungry Girl


Special Note -

Our Jumbo reduced fat cinnamon buns and donut holes are not included, but feel free to add these favorites to you order while saving more than half on our donuts!