Monday, July 30, 2007
Health: Eye Care "20-20-20"
During a recent visit to an optician, one of my friends was told of an exercise for the eyes by a specialist doctor in the US that he termed as "20-20-20". It is apt for all of us, who spend long hours at our desks, looking at the computer screen.
I thought I'd share it with you.
Step 1: After every 20 minutes of looking into a computer screen, turn your head and try to look at any object placed 20 feet away. This changes the focal length of your eyes, a must-do for the tired eyes.
Step 2: Try and blink your eyes for 20 times in succession, to moisten them.
Step 3: Time permitting of course, one should walk 20 paces after every 20 minutes of sitting in one particular posture. Helps blood circulation for the entire body.
Circulate among your friends if you care for them and their eyes. They say that your eyes are mirror of your soul, so do take care of them, they are priceless...
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Monday, July 23, 2007
Miscellaneous: Don't Break The Elastic!
In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older.
And, there on television, she said it was "exciting". Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day... like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first.
The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!
Maya Angelou said this:
"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."
"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and a tangled Christmas tree lights."
"I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life."
"I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life'."
"I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance."
"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back."
"I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision."
"I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one."
"I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back."
"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Please send this to five phenomenal women today.
If you do, something good will happen: You will boost another woman's self-esteem.
If you don't... the elastic will break and your underpants will fall down around your ankles! Believe me, I didn't take any chances on MY elastic breaking... I sent it to a lot of special women I care for.
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Thursday, July 12, 2007
Miscellaneous: Nice Thoughts
When I was born, I was so surprised
I didn't talk for a year and a half.
- Gracie Allen (1906-1964)
Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their colour. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their colour is unthinkable.
The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.
- Joe Houldsworth
There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
- Phyllis Bottome
There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.
- Doctor Who
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for, perfection is God's business.
- Michael J. Fox
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
You don't stop laughing because you grow old.
You grow old because you stop laughing.
- Michael Pritchard
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Thursday, July 05, 2007
Miscellaneous: Word Power
See if you can figure out what these words have in common...
Are you peeking or have you already given up? Give it another try... You'll kick yourself when you discover the answer. Go back and look at them again, think hard. Ok... Here you go... Hope you didn't cheat. This is cool.
Ans: In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word. Did you figure it out?
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