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Proverbs 17:22
"A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."



Our times change, and we are alone
Many changes came and went in our lives,
And those closest to our hearts remain
Blended deeply within us on nature’s course.

We do not need to fret ourselves when
Death of a loved one strikes suddenly
or a separation unexpectedly arrives to us,
This can knock us down temporarily.

If you could read my mind....
Or know how much you needed me....
I need others to keep a balanced life &
By using positivity with God heals us.




"First: Laughter is good for your health
—and now scientists know why.

Researchers at the University of Maryland
found that when 20 healthy volunteers smiled
and guffawed while watching the comedy, Kingpin,
their blood flow increased by 22 percent,
about the same increase caused by aerobic exercise.

But when volunteers watched
tension-filled scenes from Saving Private Ryan,
their blood flow decreased 35 percent.

"The researchers say that laughing
apparently causes the endothelium,
the tissue that lines blood vessels,
to expand, which increases blood flow.

Laughter may also improve arterial health
by reducing mental stress,
which constricts vessels and cuts blood flow.
A healthy lifestyle
—researcher Michael Miller
tells New Scientist
—would include 30 minutes of exercise
three times a week, and
15 minutes of hearty laughter each day."







SECOND:
Beauty

A philosopher Roger Scruton
Once discussed why beauty matters,
He wasn't speaking of the kind of beauty
Many people wish they had.
It is often found in great art
which lift the mind and spirit
Above the harsh and cruel realities in life.

But there's been a movement in the last several decades
that minimizes the need for beauty in our lives
and lifts the ugly and base things of the world
to the status of importance that beautiful art once held.

There are some ugly and disturbing images in the documentary
That illustrate the point that beauty
Is being replaced with ugliness, crudeness, baseness.


In Philippians 4:"if there is anything virtuous, lovely,
of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things."

But are we seeking after these things?
Or are we becoming so accustomed to the shock value,
the cheap thrill, the titillating humor, that we admire it,
laugh along with it, or just shake our heads and accept it?

Do we fill our lives and homes and minds
with beautiful things that elevate our spirit?
Or are we so used to the degrading and
the crass that we put up with it,
or worse, even celebrate it?

Our spirit seeks for beauty. It delights in virtue.
It longs to be fed with things that nourish and uplift it.
Beautiful art, music, language and conversation lift us up.
We have to actively seek after the beautiful and virtuous things.

To continue....

-Marilyn


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:::†::: Dear God in Heaven :::†:::
Thanks for the Beauty of A Mind,Our Senses,
Freedom To Finally Be Me

© Copyright & Written by Marilyn

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