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You can do good, feel healthy
By Steve Salt
How far would you go to be a good neighbor?
A regular Joe was driving home to be with his family after a hard day. He came upon a beat-up, broken-down car along the side of the road. This average guy, whose name was actually Jim, didn’t hesitate to stop and see what help he could give to the stranger standing nearby.
Ah, the heart. Though considered the engine that runs the body, it’s metaphorically the very center of a man’s concept of himself. It’s as if that’s where soul, intelligence, courage, emotion, and intention are found. It’s the “place” from which we love.
Viel bekomme ich von den Olympischen Winterspielen in Sotchi nicht mit. Aber ich sehe mir im Fernsehen abends gern die Bilder des Tages an. Mir werden die Medaillengewinner des Wettkampftages vorgestellt. Egal ob Skispringer, Abfahrtsläufer, Biathleten oder Freestyle Sloper - sie strahlen, winken, jubeln, egal wie anstrengend der Wettkampf gewesen sein mag.
The recent release of documentary movie, “The Chicken Manure Incident,” shines an uncomfortable light on the city of Abbotsford, BC, which like many Lower Mainland communities is wrestling with the problems of poverty and homelessness. When city workers unceremoniously dumped a truckload of chicken manure all over a homeless camp near the city’s downtown core, it fueled national embarrassment for the city and increased mistrust and anger on all sides.
It's Friday morning in the Cancer Center at Edward Hospital in Naperville. A retired middle school principal opens a music case, takes out and tunes his acoustic guitar and goes to work. His job: to provide the staff and patients moments of relaxation, hope, smiles and the health benefits of music.
Who knew Martha was right? Martha Washington that is.
She said, “I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”
After years of suffering from a debilitating disease, not to mention multiple surgeries and countless doctor’s appointments, author Danea Horn made a commitment to herself: “You will heal yourself with your mind.” Unfortunately things didn’t work out as planned, as she found herself consumed with such an overwhelming sense of guilt for not seeing any improvement that she ended up changing course and relying on a more conventional if still inspired approach.
The well-known phrase, “Love makes the world go round,” sometimes sounds trite in the face of so many obvious world challenges, such as war, famine, poverty, natural disasters and disease. But a friend recently shared a simple example of how completely effective compassion and love can be in a practical, healing way.