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May all visitors to this site be blessed 🙂

The place to be happy is here,
The time to be happy is now,
The way to be happy is to
Make others so.

May your troubles be less,         
Your blessings be more,
And nothing but happiness
coming through your door.

(Source:  Unknown )

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Dear Visitors to This Site,

Sharing with you this very informative article 🙂

The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today. It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual floweret’s that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower.

Pineapples stop ripening the minute they are picked. No special way of storing them will help ripen them further. Colour is relatively unimportant in determining ripeness.

Choose your pineapple by smell. If it smells fresh, tropical and sweet, it will be a good fruit. The more scales on the pineapple, the sweeter and juicier the taste. After you cut off the top, you can plant it. It should grow much like a sweet potato will. This delicious fruit is not only sweet and tropical; it also offers many benefits to our health.

Pineapple is a remarkable fruit. We find it enjoyable because of its lush, sweet and exotic flavour, but it may also be one of the most healthful foods available today. Pineapple is valuable for easing indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis. The juice has an anthelmintic effect; it helps get rid of intestinal worms.

Let’s look at how pineapple affects other conditions.

Pineapple is high in manganese, a mineral that is critical to development of strong bones and connective tissue.

A cup of fresh pineapple will give you nearly 75% of the recommended daily amount. It is particularly helpful to older adults, whose bones tend to become brittle with age.

Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme, is the key to pineapple’! s value. Proteolytic means “breaks down protein”, which is why pineapple is known to be a digestive aid. It helps the body digest proteins more efficiently.

Bromelain is also considered an effective anti-inflammatory. Regular ingestion of at least one half cup of fresh pineapple daily is purported to relieve painful joints common to osteoarthritis. It produces mild pain relief.

In Germany, bromelain is approved as a post-injury medication because it is thought to reduce inflammation and swelling.

Orange juice is a popular liquid for those suffering from a cold because it is high in Vitamin C. Fresh pineapple is not only high in this vitamin, but because of the Bromelain, it has the ability to reduce mucous in the throat. If you have a cold with a productive cough, add pineapple to your diet.

It is commonly used in Europe as a post-operative measure to cut mucous after certain sinus and throat operations.

Those individuals who eat fresh pineapple daily report fewer sinus problems related to allergies. In and of itself, pineapple has a very low risk for allergies.

Pineapple is also known to discourage blood clot development!  This makes it a valuable dietary addition for frequent fliers and others who may be at risk for blood clots.

An old folk remedy for morning sickness is fresh pineapple juice.

It really works! Fresh juice and some nuts first thing in the morning often make a difference. It’s also good for a healthier mouth. The fresh juice bdiscourages plaque growth.

(Source : Unknown)

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AWESOME!   JUST SPEND 5 MINUTES TO ENJOY THE ARTICLE!

VERY TOUCHING!  think about your parents now!  Where are they in your heart?

PLEASE GIVE ALL YOUR LOVE TO YOUR PARENTS TILL THEY ARE GONE

The time is now
It is better to give them a little now than to give them the world when they are gone
The world is full of sons and daughters like you and me.

I had a marvelous mother, who loved me
Sacrificed for me and helped me in every way possible.

In all of my growing up from childhood through school and eventually marriage, my mother was always at my side
And when I needed help with my little ones, she was there for me.

A few years ago, we buried this wonderful woman.

Can you imagine how I felt when I returned home and found a poem in her drawer, written by my mom:

The time is now
If you are ever going to love
Love me now while I can know
The sweet and tender feelings
Which from true affection flow

Love me now while I am living
Do not wait until I am gone
And then have it chiseled in marble
Sweet words on ice-cold stone

If you have tender thoughts of me
Please let me know now

If you wait until I am sleeping
There will be death between us
And I will not hear you then

So if you love me, even a little bit
Let me know while I am living
So that I can treasure it

Your loving mum

Now she is gone and I am sick with guilt because I never told her what she meant to me.
Worse yet, I did not treat her as she deserved to be treated.

I found time for everyone and everything else
But I never made time for her.

It would have been easy to drop in for a cup of tea
And a hug but my friends came first.

Would any of them have done for me what my mother did?
I know the answer.

When I called mom on the phone
I was always in a hurry.

I feel ashamed when I think of the times I cut her off
The times I retorted back to her
The times I glared at her in an angry mood when she wanted to correct me and guide me through the correct path
I remember too, the times I could have included her in a trip out and did not.

My children loved Grandma from the times they were babies
They often turn to her for comfort and advice
She understood them
I realize now that I was too critical, too short-tempered, too stingy with praise
Grandma gave them unconditional love.

The world is filled with sons, daughters and a child like me
I hope they see themselves in this letter and realize from it.

If this has touched you, please pass it on to all the sons and Daughters who have to praise their mom for everything they are today.

Reflections

This story highlights that we must do whatever we can when our parents are alive to appreciate what we say or do, however little that may be.

Very often we are willing to spend thousands to give them a grand funeral with the most elaborate preparations and expensive coffins and so on. We are willing to have memorials without fail year after year. We give alms in memory of our late parents but we could not afford to spend some time with them when they were with us before their death.

We were too busy with our lives.

How much do we treasure our parents?

They may not be perfect but it is undeniable that they deserve more than what we are doing for them now.

We may be cruel to them or we may even be criminals but to our parents we are still good children and they continue to justify why we have become bad. They blame everybody else for their children being bad except them as they believe their children cannot have gone bad by themselves.

Nobody in the world does that. Many will flock to us when we are in a position to give but none when we are down and out. Our parents are the only ones who will be there with us and for us whether we are good or bad, up or down till their last breaths.

Let us search our hearts to see where we have placed our parents in it. If they are not in our hearts it is time to make a place for them there now. If they already there as in many of us, it is time to give them a little more.

Let us not do something or fail to do it that we will regret later as it will be too late.

(Author – unknown)

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Hi Visitors,

Good for your read 🙂

An 80-year-old couple were having problems remembering things, so they decided to go to their doctor to get checked out to make sure nothing was wrong with them. When they arrived at the doctor’s, they explained to the him about the problems they were having with their memory.

After checking the couple out, the doctor told them that they were physically okay but might want to start writing things down and make notes to help them remember things. The couple thanked the doctor and left.

Later that night while watching TV, the old man got up from his chair and his wife asked, “Where are you going?”

“To the kitchen,” he said.

“Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?” she asked.   

“Sure,” he said.

She then asked him, “Don’t you think you should write it down so you can remember it?”

“No, I can remember that,” he answered.

“Well, I’d also like some strawberries on top,” said said. “You’d better write that down, because I know you’ll forget that.”

“I can remember,” he said. “You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.”

“Well, I also want whipped cream on top. I know you’ll forget that, so you better write it down.”

With irritation in his voice, he said, “I don’t need to write that down, I can remember that.” He then fumed into the kitchen.

After about 20 minutes, he returned from the kitchen and handed her a plate of bacon and eggs.

She stared at the plate for a moment and said, “You forgot my toast.”

(Source: caring.com staff, 17 November 2011)

“A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – By Eleanor Roosevelt, former U.S. First Lady.

 

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