Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Vitamin "F"

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
(Author unknown)

I loved this and want to share it with you.

Why do I have a variety of friends who are all so different in character?
How can I get along with them all?
I believe that each one helps to bring out a “different” part of me.

                         With one of them, I am polite.
                         I joke with another friend.
                         I sit down and talk about serious matters with one.
                         With another, I laugh a lot.
                         I may have a drink with one.
                         I listen to one friend's problems
                     Then, I listen to another one's advice for me.

My friends are all like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. When completed, they form 
a treasure box. A treasure of friends! They are my friends who understand 
me better than I do, who support me through good days and bad days. 
 We all pray together and for each other.

Real Age doctors tell us that friends are good for our health. Dr. Oz calls them Vitamin F (for Friends) and counts the benefits of friends as essential to our well-being. Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk 
of depression and terminal strokes. If you enjoy Vitamin F constantly, 
 you can be up to 30 years younger than your real age.

The warmth of friendship stops stress and even in your most intense moments, 
it decreases the chance of a cardiac arrest or stroke by 50%.

I am so happy that I have a stock of Vitamin F!

In summary...we should value our friends and keep in touch with them.
We should try to see the funny side of things and laugh together,
and pray for each other in the tough moments.

Thank you for being one of my Vitamins!

(My thanks to Sydney for sending the above)

Pearl of Wisdom”
Most of us do forget to take notice of what is familiar to us.
It is only when they're lost, that one realizes how we valued them.
Take time to nurture and appreciate the people around
as you tend to flowers in your garden.”
(from a recent novel I read ... The Wind Dancer
written by Iris Johansen)

Merle Baird-Kerr . . . written February 17, 2012
(Posted March 28, 2012)

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