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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Wise sayings and facts help us develop a healthy spiritual life

Wise sayings and facts help us develop a healthy spiritual life

The following are several wise sayings to help us develop a holistic spiritual life.

“People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who do not.”
“Laziness and inactivity kill just as many people as smoking.”
“Take a 10-30 minute walk every day and smile while you walk. It’s the ultimate antidepressant.”
“Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.”
“When you wake up in the morning, think about your purpose that day.”
“Eat foods that grow on trees and plants. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Blueberries, broccoli, and almonds are super foods.”
“Try to make at least three people smile each day.”
“Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in being positive at every moment.”
“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.”
“Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.”
“Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive everyone for everything.”
“Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.”
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” (Oscar Wilde)
“You do not have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.”
“Make peace with your past so it will not spoil the present.”
“Don’t compare your life with others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.”
“No one is in charge of your happiness except you.”
“Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’”
“Help the needy; be generous! Be a ‘Giver’ not a ‘Taker.’”
“However good or bad a situation is, it will change.”
“Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.”
“Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.”
“Every night before you go to bed, thank God for what you accomplished that day.”

Interesting facts: A survey by the National Science Foundation found that 26 percent of Americans believed that the Sun revolves around the Earth. Only 48 percent of Americans believe that human beings developed from earlier species of animals.

The following might be more of a parable than a true story.
On his death bed, Alexander the Great summoned his generals and told them his three ultimate wishes: 1) The best doctors should carry his coffin. 2) They should scatter the wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) along the procession to the cemetery. 3) His hands should be let loose, hanging outside the coffin for all to see.
These unusual requests surprised one of Alexander’s generals so he asked him to explain. Alexander stated: 1) I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to show that, in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal. 2) I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, stays on earth. 3) I want my hands to swing in the wind, so that people will understand that we come into this world empty handed and we leave this world empty handed after we exhaust the most precious treasure of all, time.
Time is our most precious treasure but it is limited. We can produce more wealth, but we cannot produce more time. When we give someone our time, we give them part of our life that we cannot take back. Our time is our life.
May God grant you plenty of time and may you have the wisdom to share it with others in ways that allow you to live and love in peace.