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Stress-Busting Smiles

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Smiling could be good for your health.   Researchers are finding that wearing a smile brings certain benefits, like slowing down the heart and reducing stress. This may even happen when people aren't aware they are forming a smile, according to a recent study. The work follows research that established that the act of smiling can make you feel happier. Some research suggests only a full and genuine smile affects the body in positive ways. Other studies, though, indicate even a polite smile may be beneficial. Frowning also may have a health effect: Preventing people from frowning, such as with the use of Botox, can help alleviate depression, a recent study found. of the study on frowning. Kyle Gorjanc, of Brooklyn, N.Y., regularly runs for exercise and long-distance training. After seeing race photos of herself grimacing, Ms. Gorjanc, 32 years old, began about a year ago making a conscious effort to...
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Meet Molly

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Meet Molly
She's a gray speckled pony who was abandoned by her owners when Hurricane Katrina hit southern Louisiana . She spent weeks on her own before finally being rescued and taken to a farm where abandoned animals were stockpiled.
While there, she was attacked by a dog and almost died. Her gnawed right front leg became infected, and her vet went to LSU for help, but LSU was overwhelmed, and this pony was a welfare case. You know how that goes.

But after surgeon Rustin Moore met Molly, he changed his mind. He saw how the pony was careful to lie down on different sides so she didn't seem to get sores,and how she allowed people to handle her.She protected her injured leg.She constantly shifted her weight and didn't overload her good leg.She was a smart pony with a serious survival ethic.

Moore agreed to remove her leg below the knee, and a temporary artificial limb was built. Molly walked out of the clinic and her story really begins there.

'This was the right horse and the right owner,' Moore insists. Molly happened to be a one-in-a-million patient.
She's tough as nails, but sweet, and she was willing to cope with pain. She made it obvious she understood that she was in trouble. The other important factor, according to Moore , is having a truly committed and compliant owner who is dedicated to providing the daily care required over the lifetime of the horse.

Molly's story turns into a parable for life in Post-Katrina Louisiana ........

The little pony gained weight, and her mane finally felt a comb.A human prosthesis designer built her a leg. The prosthetic has given Molly a whole new life, Allison Barca DVM, Molly's regular vet, reports.

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Charles Shultz's Philosophy

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Charles Shultz's Philosophy You don't actually have to take the quiz. Just read the article straight through, and you'll get the point (an awesome one) that he is trying to make! 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.  2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. 3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest. 4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize. 5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress. 6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.   How did you do? The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.  These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.   Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one: 1....
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Enlightened Perspective

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The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis! They're were apparently written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words.  Enjoy....... I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.  I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows. I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day. I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world. I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right. I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child. I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way. I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a...
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Typewriter Bloopers in Bulletins

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Church Ladies With typewriters. They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services: -The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. -------------------------- The sermon this morning: Jesus Walks on the Water. The sermon tonight: Searching for Jesus. -------------------------- Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. -------------------------- Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say'Hell' to someone who doesn't care muchabout you. -------------------------- Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help. ------------------------- Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation. -------------------------- For those of you who have children and don't...
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Mind Benders - 1

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Ron Gutman: The Hidden Power of Smiling...
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Still Wonderful

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     Out of the blue, Efryim Shore became paralyzed from the neck down.

       by Gavriel Horan, Aish.com

It was the second day of Rosh Hashana in 2004. Efryim Barry Shore came home from a full morning of prayers feeling a little tired. After a light lunch he decided to take a nap. Efryim climbed into bed, never knowing that it would be the last time he climbed into bed on his own for a long time.

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Georgia's Story

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Georgia loves singing in church. Her ready winning smile and deep religious faith helped many. Then her mother was struck with a devastating disease. Nothing Georgia did seemed to help. At the hospital one day she saw a KEEP SMILING card at the nurse’s station.Intrigued she picked it up, read the message, smiled and said this is for you mom. When she went back to the room mom was sleeping and the nurse said the medication would keep her that way for the next 7 hours.Georgia decided to return in a few hours time. She left the KEEP SMILING card next to her mother’s bed and left.

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David's Story

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David was very frustrated. He is an extremely wealthy businessman not used to being denied. The phone rang in his exclusive apartment and he answered with a caustic tone. It was the doorman announcing a visitor. David rudely responded and hung up the phone.

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