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I am healing. Be kind.

Is there a time when some part of ourselves are not healing? The answer for me is, No. Why?

Our bodies are in a constant flux of building up and breaking down. Every time I restudy Anatomy and Physiology, I am amazed by the world system living within me.

It is normal to be strong and yet, vulnerable. It is normal to feel in fine health and yet, broken down. It is normal to feel broken and yet, In fine health. Learning more about our bodies from more than Ads on social media, may help us to appreciate the structure and working order of our life.

So, breakdowns in bodies, sudden situations, illness, accidents are a normal part of life, just as building up. When you accept this cycle you are in a better position to help others who are healing. You can be kind.

The timeline between building up and breaking down varies with each human. You cannot force a person from breaking down to building up. It is cruel to force another person to see their life from your point of view.

When we see another person clearly in their “break down” phase of life, let’s help support and encourage. I suggest these comments:

  • I’m here for you!
  • I’m sorry you are feeling alone during this hard time. How can I help?
  • Would you feel up to taking a drive to the beach, taking a walk, going to lunch, …what I call, a supportive action?

On the other hand, when you see someone in the “break down” phase, and it makes you want to run away …

  • Check your own fears and resist giving quick, no-pre-thought advice to fix the problem so you can get on with your life.
  • Don’t make a quick joke for the purpose of cheering up the healing person. This is not helpful.
  • Don’t ignore the person’s plea for help and bring up another topic to “cheer them up”.

Pay attention to the person speaking in front of you. Don’t pretend to listen.

Stop, become conscious of the person in front of you. Listen with your heart, and you can become a great support.

And, if none of this resonates with you. Perhaps you can benefit from watching, How To Remain Calm With People.

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I’m the lucky one! Positive Attitudes

I’m the lucky one! Keep positive attitudes in your thinking, in your speaking! Press on the animated picture below and see more like these.

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Guest Creator: Aimee Marie Designs

Baby and Boys Cute Watercolor Jungle Dinosaur

This morning I discovered a designer that tickles my delight bone: Aimee Marie, from Northamptonshire, England. Here’s what she writes:

This cute store provides a variety of beautiful and unique designs for babies and kids, along with everything you might need for your next baby shower or kid’s birthday party. Designs feature elegant and modern illustrations, and there is always a place for you to customize each product. All designs are lovingly created by me – Aimee. Please feel free to contact me through Zazzle with any comments or questions. Happy Shopping!

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Poem to Nana’s Rocking Chair

My Nana’s Rocking Chair -
My Nana’s Rocking Chair –
My Nana‘s rocking chair, 
    by Barbara Dean Aliaga

66 years since Nana left
It’s in this chair I hold
Her love, her laugh,
Her hugs,  her embrace
This chair is my memory place.

In Nana’s eyes I could do no wrong,
Her smile would broaden,
Her eyes twinkle, yes , yes!
Her eyes sent bolts of love
This chair is my mourning dove.

She painted this chair canary yellow,
A sunshine message to all
To cheer her 6-year old daughter,
(Fatherless), after her husband’s passing.
This chair is a lesson in surpassing!

She rented out two floors of her home.
And made long-lasting friends of both.
Her laughter came yet also no-nonsense opine.
Yet back to laughter she rose.
This chair is my favorite repose.

I was ten when she left
But she’s with me everyday
to let me know, she loves that I’m unique
In all the universe and creation,
This chair is my communication.

Audio rendition of My Nana’s Rocking Chair

My Nana’s Rocking Chair
My Nana’s Rocking Chair, a poem by Barbara Dean Aliaga