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Title: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: SandyB on August 26, 2008, 10:01:30 PM
I have a  fileon PC full of quotes and " life lesson sayings " etc .. i use them a lot in my meetings with staff at work  to try foster a sense of future  how to cope with life in general  as i believe a good attitude makes good mental health the spinoff being better physical health  .. I pulled this one out .. anyone  care to comment ??

One day a farmer's donkey fell down  into a well. The animal cried
piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure  out what to do.
Finally, he decided the animal was old,  and the well needed to be covered
up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve  the donkey. He  invited
all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel
and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what
was  happening and cried horribly. Then, to
everyone's amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He  was
astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the
donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step
up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal,
he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed
as  the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted
off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to
getting out of  the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our
troubles is a  steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by
not stopping, never  giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple  rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
2. Free  your mind from worries - Most never happen.
3. Live simply and appreciate  what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less



 
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: DUNJA WRBKA on August 27, 2008, 05:45:32 AM
 23_11_61  Thanks for that Sandy, gave me food for thought!  giverose
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: Bertie Horak on August 27, 2008, 05:49:31 AM
 allgood
Thanks Sandy.  Great one, and good to keep in mind!   3d smiles(281)
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: SandyB on August 27, 2008, 09:04:25 PM
Something  simple  to keep in mind ......

Watch your "Thoughts,"
they become words;

Watch your "Words,"
they become actions;

Watch your "Actions,"
they become habits;

Watch your "Habits,"
they become character;

Watch your "Character",
for it becomes your "Destiny"
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: Rhona on August 27, 2008, 09:15:34 PM
  :emot112_2: Brilliant Sandy - I love it.
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: SandyB on August 27, 2008, 09:18:28 PM
I am just a collector  and yes a recycler of stuff like this ..  dont know why but it is all sent to me  and i collect .. thought it was appropriate to health cos a healthy attitude is a healthy mind and well we  know the result is a healthier outlook and body ultimately ..
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: SandyB on August 27, 2008, 11:13:26 PM
I save any of the things that sit right in my soul .. again emotional/ physical relationship .. my time to share ..  this  one i find quite beautiful ...

You are strong...when you take your grief and teach it to smile
You are brave...when you overcome your fear and help others to do the same
You are happy...when you see a flower and are thankful for the blessing
You are loving...when your own pain does not blind you to the pain of others
You are wise...when you know the limits of your wisdom
You are true...when you admit there are times you fool yourself
You are alive...when tomorrow's hope means more to you than yesterday's mistake
You are growing...when you know who you are but not what you are becoming
You are free...when you are in control of yourself but do not wish to control others
You are honourable...when you find your honour is to honour others
You are generous...when you can give as sweetly as you take
You are humble...when you do not know how humble you are
You are beautiful...when you don't need a mirror to tell you
You are rich when you never need more than you have.
You are you. -
 Diane
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: Bertie Horak on August 28, 2008, 07:50:23 AM
@ Sandy - Thank you once again.  Just the best reads before I start my day.  Love it! bighug

Regarding your comment about healthy mind - healthy body ....  there's a relative new field of study with a very long name that has proven over and over again how disease can be treated, cured or prevented by a healthy frame of mind, and how a positive outlook affects the body on hormonal (endocrine) as well as cellular level.  Welcome to google it - it's called:  "Psycho-neuro-immunology". (Now there's one you should try saying after a glass or two!)
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: georg ruf jr. on August 28, 2008, 10:03:50 AM
Something  simple  to keep in mind ......

Watch your "Thoughts,"
they become words;

Watch your "Words,"
they become actions;

Watch your "Actions,"
they become habits;

Watch your "Habits,"
they become character;

Watch your "Character",
for it becomes your "Destiny"



Do you remember me asking the people on the board how revenge should protect society? Well, you're words bring me back to my opinion.
Killing a murderer...  Look at the words by Sandy above.
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: SandyB on August 28, 2008, 10:35:52 PM
This one  means  so much to me .. I use it regularly with my staff .. to emphasis the importance of each persons input to a  final outcome / product

Attitude

Three people were at work on a construction site.
 All were doing the same job -
When each was asked what the job was, the answers varied.

"Breaking rocks," the first replied.


"Earning my living," the second said.


"Helping to build a cathedral," said the third.
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: georg ruf jr. on August 29, 2008, 07:29:09 AM
That's what my job is all about Bertie.
I think it's important to put these three (and more) aspects together to make sence about deeds and work in life.
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: Bertie Horak on August 29, 2008, 07:38:26 AM
Yes, Georg.  Would love to chat about this some more, but it's very difficult to explain my thoughts on paper (unless I spend a whole day on it!)
When the human being is seen as a very integrated, connected, complex organism, it is amazing to realize how different systems/organs are connected in many different ways.  We are not just a bag of organs, each with a single function.  That's also how we treat patients holistically - by treating the PATIENT, not the SYMPTOM. 23_11_61
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: Delia on August 29, 2008, 08:44:29 AM
Sandy - i'm a collector of inspirational quotes, poems and sayings too - i make sure i read a few each day to keep me focused on the important things in life.  Would like to share one of my favourites with everybody:

If you woke up this morning
with more health than illness,
you are more blessed than the
million who won't survive the week.

If you have never experienced
the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment,
the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation,
you are ahead of 20 million people around the world.

If you can attend a church or synagogue meeting
without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death,
you are more blessed than almost
three billion people in the world.

If you have food in your refrigerator,
clothes on your back, a roof over
your head and a place to sleep,
you are richer than 75% of this world

If you have money in the bank,
in your wallet, and spare change
in a dish someplace, you are among
the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If you hold up your head with a smile
on your face and are truly thankful,
you are blessed because the majority can,
but most do not.

If you can hold someone's hand, hug them
or even touch them on the shoulder,
you are blessed because you can
offer God's healing touch.

If you can read this message,
you are more blessed than over
two billion people in the world
that cannot read anything at all.

You are so blessed in ways
you may never even know.
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: georg ruf jr. on August 29, 2008, 10:33:11 AM
 3d smiles(281) :emot112_2:
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: SandyB on December 02, 2008, 10:02:46 PM
Another one that talks ... how well do we compare to this ... ??

A happy person ...
...likes to do useful, productive work, to use his or her
abilities fully;
...enjoys helping people, but is not self-sacrificing;
...has little trouble falling asleep at night;
...tends to be self-sufficient and can enjoy both solitude
and company but is dependent on neither;
...is generally orderly and punctual;
...though tolerant of people's minor flaws, he or she
dislikes cruelty and destructiveness;
...is healthy;
...has no hang-ups about prosperity;
...refuses to participate in other people's negative   emotions
or cling to his or her own;
...will pick a congenial, compatible figure as his or her
mate rather than someone romantic and glamorous; ...
tends to feel days pass quickly, being busy and absorbed,
though in larger units - weeks, months, years -
time may seem to move slowly; and
...has a sense of progress, improvement, of getting somewhere
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: Bertie Horak on December 03, 2008, 05:41:10 AM
 bravo
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: georg ruf jr. on December 05, 2008, 02:48:40 PM
Yes, Georg.  Would love to chat about this some more, but it's very difficult to explain my thoughts on paper (unless I spend a whole day on it!)
When the human being is seen as a very integrated, connected, complex organism, it is amazing to realize how different systems/organs are connected in many different ways.  We are not just a bag of organs, each with a single function.  That's also how we treat patients holistically - by treating the PATIENT, not the SYMPTOM. 23_11_61

Yes. And I should use the oppertunity to writing something that makes sence. I'll catch up as soon as I can.
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: Bertie Horak on December 05, 2008, 04:49:07 PM
Digging up old posts, Georg?   idontknow  164 ?  ha ha
Title: Re: Attitude in health and survival
Post by: Diana Rudd (Boehme) on December 05, 2008, 06:01:31 PM
My attitude.......enjoy life. A smile on ones face makes all the difference.    sorriso2