By Carolyn Nelson
“If you ask, What is the single most important key to longevity?’ I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” George Burns
We can’t avoid all stress in our lives, but we can control how we respond to it. When you start to feel that tension in your neck and shoulders, try one of the following:
1-select a positive phrase to repeat, as long as it’s something you believe, such as: “I am strong.” “My life is as it should be.” Inhale deeply, say the phrase in your mind, then exhale. Repeat.
2-try essential oils. Find one that appeals to you, then uncap, inhale deeply for four counts, then exhale for four counts. Repeat.
3-lift your shoulders up as if trying to reach your ears and hold for a count of 10. Then lower your shoulders down and count to 10. Relax back to your normal seated position. Repeat.
Now, don’t you feel better already?
We want to send a BIG thank you to our local post office for donating food to us from their USPS food drive! And thank you, also, to all of you who sent food with your mail carrier! Your community support for us helps keep us alive and kicking! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
We will be having a yard sale at the senior center on June 14 in conjunction with several others in the community. We would love to have your donations, then have you come and shop on the 14th. It will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
That same day, June 14, will be our regular food pantry, which is from 1 to 4 p.m. And we always welcome donations for our pantry, either food or funds.
Birthdays for the week are: Larry McDorman, 23rd; Dennis Shelley, 25th; Ila Inselman, 28th. Happy Birthday to all of you!
May 22: Sirloin Tip, noodles, garden salad, jello salad, dessert, juice, milk
May 27: Biscuits & sausage gravy, eggs, hash browns, fruit, sweet things, juice, milk
May 29: Pork steak, Spanish rice, veggies, salad, dessert, juice, milk
In next week’s article, I will include a picture from the Class of 1954 reunion. Watch for it!