Pet ownership runs far deeper than simply caring for a possession. Yes, the sheer responsibility of caring for a pet has notable benefits in and of itself. But, pets also become bona fide family members with which we establish genuine relationships - incomparable emotional bonds that can have extraordinarily positive physical and psychological impacts on humans.
It isn’t only our children who need pride in who they are, in what they do, and in what they’ve achieved. We all do. We all must remember that there is no unimportant work in the world. It all has to be done. If someone is willing to pay us to do it, then the work, no matter how unglamorous, has value. That value entitles us to feel pride when we do the job, what-ever it is, when we do it well.
Ihad a neighbor I saw as a nasty alcoholic. Brenda would regularly sit around the kitchen table with her husband, drink, and complain. I did not find any good in her. Then she and her husband took in a young man to live with them. Mark helped the older couple around the house and stayed with them for years.
One way to understand the wisdom of this quatrain is to imagine your body is a speedboat that is cruising through the water at forty knots per hour. You stand on the stern of that boat and peer down at the water. What (The boat represents you “cruising” you would see in this imagi nary scene through your life.
Dear Dr. Happy, I am a 29-year-old single woman. I am 5’3” tall and weigh 215 pounds. I’ve been able to lose weight in the past, but it always comes right back on. I get teased about my weight at work (I’m a secretary) and bullied both by friends and family. I’ve never had a real boyfriend. Eating is my only pleasure so, of course, the weight keeps going up. I can’t stop crying.
Dear Earth Talk: What’s the latest on efforts to ban plastic bags? How many U.S. locales have instituted some kind of ban, and have these initiatives made a dent in the amount of plastic litter?
From this day forward, turn your car into a “classroom on wheels.” As Zig Ziglar says, “Enroll in Automobile University and attend full time for the rest of your career.” By turning your car into a “learning machine,” you will be amazed at the enormous number of great ideas you will hear each week, each month, and each year.
So I say so long to Steven and congratulate him for all the wonderful things that he did on Earth, and congratulate him for all the wonders he’s now enjoying in the timelessness of Being that some people also call Heaven.
As the football season winds along many fans have already seen the proverbial writing on the wall - you know, the kind that says your team stinks and you’re already relegated to waiting for next year. For many, be it of the college or professional variety, your squad may have been ravaged by poor play, bad luck, bad coaching.
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This combination of broccoli with potatoes and eggs in garlic sauce is prepared in our family since the time of my grandmother. It is a delicious vegetarian recipe and is good too as a side to meat or chicken. You can prepare the garlic sauce in advance.
Over the past decade, Indian restaurants in South Florida have come and gone with only a handful surviving more than a few years. In London, as I gather from various sources, “Indian” restaurants are flourishing in almost every neighborhood and the British passion for Indian, Pakistani, Kashmir delicacies remains unabated.