Nursing Home

One evening, a family brings their frail, elderly mother to a nursing home and leaves her, hoping she will be well cared of.

The next morning, the nurses bathe her, feed her a tasty breakfast, and set her in a chair at a window overlooking a lovely flower garden.

She seems okay but after a while she slowly starts to lean over sideways in her chair. Two attentive nurses immediately rush up to catch her and straighten her up.

Again, she seems alright – but after a while she starts to tilt to the other side. The nurses rush back and once more bring her back upright. This goes on all morning.

Later, the family arrives to see how the old woman is adjusting to her new jome. “So, Ma’, how is it here? Are the treating you all right?” they ask.

“It’s pretty nice,” she replies. “Except they won’t let you fart.”

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Your Time Zone

New York is 3 hours ahead of California but it does not mean that California is slow, or that New York is fast. Both are working based on their own “Time Zone.”

Someone is still single. Someone got married and ‘waited’ 10 years before having a child. There is another who had a baby within a year of marriage.

Someone graduated at the age of 22, yet waited 5 years before securing a good job, and there is another who graduated at 27 and secured employment immediately!

Someone became CEO at 25 and died at 50 while another became a CEO at 50 and lived to 90 years.

Everyone works based on their ‘Time Zone’,
People can have things worked out only according to their pace.

Work in your “time zone”.
Your Colleagues, friends, younger ones might “seem” to go ahead of you.
Maybe some might “seem” behind you.

Everyone is in this world running their own race on their own lane in their own time. God has a different plan for everybody. Time is the difference. Obama retires at 55, Trump resumes at 70, he just started.

One of your friends died this morning and your turn? Not yet, but sure, someday it will be your time, when your time is up, in the right time zone.

Don’t envy them or mock them, it’s their ‘Time Zone.’
You are in yours!

Hold on, be strong, and stay true to yourself. All things shall work together for your good.
You’re not late … You are not early … you’re very much On time!

Stay blessed. Be happy for what you have now: your wealth, your health, your loving family, your healthy parents, and your friends that love and care about you.
You Are In Your Time Zone…

– Anonymous –

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Quote #7

Just in case you need to hear this today. You are not a failure. You are not a waste of space. You are not any of those negative thoughts you hear in your head or from other people. You are Loved. You are wanted. I believe in you. You can do it.

By Unknown

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Kimi ni Todoke (From me to you)

Kimi ni Todoke is one of the best romance and friendship Anime (and Manga) that I’ve ever watched (and read). To describe it in short, after watching this Anime you wake up in the morning and will think about it the whole day. You will talk to people about it. You will get that feeling that makes your heart ache and feel all good and warm inside.
This Anime takes all the shoujo romance stereotypes that you may know.

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The heroine is Sawako, a sweet and gentle girl with an awkward personality and an uncanny resemblance to Sadako from “The Ring”. Desperately wanting others to understand her, she is instead shunned and feared by her classmates. This all changes when she meets a boy named Kazehaya who is the first to truly see her and slowly she begins to draw herself out of her shell. The remaining story is one of self discovery as Sawako experiences the first feelings of love and friendship she has ever felt.

Kuronuma Sawako: a girl who looks a bit gloomy and scares away most of the people she’s nearby to. The reason because of that is a simple one: she’s very easily misunderstood. The tone of her voice sounds like a ghost that waited a thousand years in a closet and finally sees someone to scare away.

It’s natural that any person watching will get a feeling of sympathy. We see and hear things that play in Sawako’s mind, and in Sawako’s mind only. She doesn’t mean to scare anyone away. She doesn’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable. Even her life motto (”A good deed a day”) sounds like it’s something made up by a loving person who likes to help. This is by far the biggest message the story is trying to convey: no matter how good your intentions are deep inside, if it’s not coming out in the proper way, nobody will see it on the outside. Sawako is struggling with this harsh truth that tackles her every single day. She has no real friends, feels very lonely at times and has a hard time understanding social situations not knowing how to react. It all feels very sad for Sawako and she is just trying to fit in and help people. But she can’t because of her way of conveying a message to another person; she hasn’t learned to do that properly.

If there is a second message this anime tries to portray, it has to be the message of hope. Because even for Sawako, light in the dark tunnel of social situations can be seen. You could say that Sawako actually is a clean slate of life that hasn’t been written on. The good things and the bad. Because that slate is almost empty, she’s never learned to interact, to recognize backstabbers and to clear up a misunderstanding. But also, she’s never learned to talk behind someone’s back, to steal anything or even to spread rumors.

Sawako is unique. An empty book that can be written in with all the things that life teaches us. That is one of the most brilliant ways to begin a story about an individual that grows up and steadily learns new things.
The feelings and situations of this Anime presented to us are real and powerful but not in an overly dramatic way. Nobody has torturous family lives or tragic pasts or other situations that always feel forced in a way to create drama that could be better achieved with fantastic characters and storytelling. The concepts are simple, the pacing slow, and full of the required blushes and “aw” moments.

Kimi ni Todoke is the kind of show you will sit back and relax too, forgetting about all the problems of your day.

 

source: My Animelist

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Manfaat Makan Kacang Mede

Kacang Mede

Mencegah Kanker
Kacang mete mengandung proanthocyanidins, jenis flavanol yang terbukti bisa mencegah sel kanker bereproduksi dan mematikan sel tumor. Bahkan hasil studi menunjukkan bahwa kadar tembaga yang tinggi pada mede juga membantu manangkal radikal bebas, sekaligus sumber phytochemical dan antioksidan yang baik bagi tubuh.

Menutrisi Rambut dan Kulit
Sepertinya manfaat dan bahaya makan kacang mede terlihat lebih banyak manfaat, pasalnya, kacang mede kaya akan kandungan mineral tembaga yang merupakan komponen penting penyusun tirosinase. Enzim ini bertugas mengkonversi tirosin ke melanin, pigmen pemberi warna pada rambut dan kulit.

Menjaga Kesehatan Jantung
Kacang mede mengandung asam oleat yang berlimpah. Jenis lemak tak jenuh tunggal ini membantu meningkatkan kesehatan jantung serta mengurangi tingkat trigliserida. Selain itu, magnesium dalam kacang mede bisa membantu menurunkan tekanan darah dan mencegah serangan jantung. Risiko jantung koroner dan kardiovaskuler bisa ditekan dengan rutin mengkonsumsi kacang mede yang bebas kolesterol dan tinggi antioksidan.

Mencegah Batu Empedu
Bahaya makan kacang mede tak terbukti mutlak rupanya, ini dibuktikan lewat hasil studi oleh Nurses Health Study terhadap 80.718 wanita, diketahui bahwa wanita yang mengonsumsi setidaknya satu ons kacang setiap minggu, seperti kacang mede, maka ia akan memiliki risiko 25% lebih rendah terkena penyakit batu empedu.

Merawat Kesehatan Tulang
Manfaat makan kacang mede juga mengandung magnesium, zat selain kalsium. Selain itu, tembaga yang ada dalam kacang mede memberikan fleksibilitas pada tulang dan sendi ketika bergerak.

Baik untuk Saraf
Tidak hanya baik untuk tulang, kandungan magnesium ketika makan kacang mede juga memberi manfaat pada aliran saraf dan otot. Magnesium menjaga pembuluh darah dan otot tetap rileks dengan cara memperlambat aliran kalsium ke sel-sel saraf.

Hasil penelitian membuktikan bahwa magnesium membantu mengurangi frekuensi serangan migrain, menurunkan tekanan darah dan membantu mencegah serangan jantung. Sebaliknya, kekurangan magnesium dalam tubuh dapat menyebabkan tekanan darah tinggi, ketegangan otot, dan lelah.

Meningkatkan fungsi Otak
Sepertinya lebih banyak manfaat makan Kacang mede ketimbang bahaya makan kayang mede, di urutan ini disampaikan bahwa kacang mede bisa membantu meningkatkan oksigen ke otak. Jenis kacang ini mampu memainkan peran penting dalam meningkatkan memori. Hal ini dikarenakan lemak tak jenuh ganda dan lemak tak jenuh tunggal berkaitan dengan produksi sel otak. Otak bergantung pada kedua jenis lemak ini, dan kacang mede memiliki kandungan yang tinggi akan kedua lemak tersebut.

Menurunkan Berat Badan
Mereka yang mengkonsumsi kacang mete dua kali seminggu cenderung terhindar dari kegemukan. Sekitar 75 % lemak yang terkandung dalam kacang mete adalah lemak tak jenuh (unsaturated fats) yang merupakan lemak baik.

Selain itu, kacang mete mengandung serat dalam jumlah tinggi. Lemak baik membuat kacang mete dapat membantu menurunkan berat badan dan memberikan lebih banyak energi pada tubuh. Kacang mete juga membantu memperlancar metabolisme tubuh. Inilah fakta tentang manfaat dan bahaya makan kacang mede yang perlu Anda ketahui tentu saja.

 

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Bahaya Makan Kacang Mede?
Kacang mede mengandung lemak, protein, karbohidrat, dan macam-macam mineral. Kadar mineral yang cukup berarti pada kacang mete adalah calsium, besi, magnesium, fosfor, kalium, zinc, tembaga, mangan dan selenium dapat dipercaya menurunkan berat badan, lalu apa benar makan kacang mede berbahaya?

Meski berlemak tinggi, manfaat dan bahaya makan kacang mede tentu ada, menjadi manfaat jika makan secukupnya dan menjadi bahaya jika makan berlebih. Menurut beberapa sumber yang MedikaNews.com peroleh, 82 persen lemak tersebut tergolong lemak tidak jahat atau lemak tak jenuh. Jadi, ternyata tak perlu takut menyantapnya. Kadar lemak total pada 100 gram kacang mede mentah, panggang, dan goreng, masing-masing di angka 47, 5, dan 56 gram.

Meski kadar lemaknya terlihat banyak tetapi ternyata jauh dari kesan berbahaya apalagi menjadi tersangka penyebab obesitas dan penyakit degenerative lainnya. Untuk membuktikanya coba kita liat komposisi kacang mede tersebut yakni, lemak pada kacang mete tersusun atas 18 persen asam lemak jenuh dan 82 persen asam lemak tidak jenuh.
Asam lemak jenuh yang sangat ditakuti karena dituding sebagai penyebab timbulnya berbagai penyakit, ternyata kadarnya sangat rendah pada kacang mede.

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