Hi There to all of you wonderful people reading ~The Seeker~ this week. Winter weather is here at last, and Jack Frost has been nipping at noses and toeses. It will be short-lived though, as Johnny Radar says that warmer weather will return next week.
This past week, I attended the Girls’ Night Out fundraiser for Baldwin House on Saturday at the Legion. They had a spaghetti supper and vendors selling various items. Then, on Sunday, Johnny Radar and I were exhibitors at Cornwall & Areas 14th Annual Bridal Show, held at the Civic Complex. We met a lot of brides-to-be, and had a great time checking out other exhibitor’s booths as well. It was a fun time, and many people came through the doors to look at the services and products offered by the exhibitors. We met a number of brides to be, and also made some new friends with some of the other business owners.
It seems that I brought home a little something, because on Monday, I was hit with a flu or some kind of virus. I had aches and pains all over, and a bad cough, not to mention difficulty sleeping. This had been the first year neither Johnny or I had come down with anything, not even a cold. This is due to our taking of Vitamins C and D, but I may have forgotten to take some of mine.
Here is more information on Vitamins C and D. Vitamin C has been proven to shorten the duration of colds, strengthening the immune system, helping wounds heal faster, and even helping to reduce the occurrence of atherosclerosis, the dangerous sticky substance that can build up inside our arteries. Vitamin D is a natural inhibitor of Multiple Sclerosis, and seems to improve everything from life expectancy, gum disease, and risk of cancer. It also improves heart health, and bone density. In fact, when seriously ill people are examined, it is found that almost all of them have a very low level of Vitamin D in their systems. Our local Walmart sells a handy chewable blend of Vitamins C and D which is affordable and easy to take. The only thing I would offer is to suggest taking at least 2 a day, rather than just one, as most studies show the larger amounts of these vitamins are more beneficial. Before trying any new supplements, discuss it with your doctor, especially if you are on any prescription medications.
ITEM OF THE WEEK: This week I’m featuring a nice blingy camera necklace my daughter Ellarose gave me. I wore it at the Bridal Show, as it was perfect to represent our Wedding Photography business.
TIP OF THE WEEK: Our biggest addiction as humans is talking about our problems. My tip of the week is to break that habit. Whenever you start to think of your problems, just talk about your joys. See how your life will begin to change, even if you just wake up thankful for waking up. Look for, and appreciate, all of the good in your life. Can’t find any? Look a little harder. Are you alive? Breathing? Then, be joyful! It is a choice. A happy life is not the result of how our life controls our attitude, but of how our attitude controls our life. Until next time: Remember this tip of the week. It is a powerful one. Joys or problems? Try it now. Think of a problem, then instantly replace the thought with a joyous one. Which will you regularly choose to focus on and talk about? One way or another, you are in control of the rest of your life, simply by what you choose to focus on. When you anticipate good things, they come to you. So choose joy!
Marlene Baker of www.fashionography.ca & www.photodreams.ca