The following pictures are of the same place but taken in different seasons!
Lessons on Life
There was an Indian Chief who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.
The first son went in the Winter, the second in the Spring, the third in Summer, and the youngest son in the Fall.
When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.
The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.
The second son said ‘no’ it was covered with green buds and full of promise.
The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful. It was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.
The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.
The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree’s life.
He told them that you can not judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up. If you give up when it’s Winter, you will miss the promise of your Spring, the beauty of your Summer, the fulfillment of your Fall.
Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.
Don’t judge life by one difficult season.
Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come.
Leave the Rest to God.
Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Failures keep You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But God keeps You Going!
Garfield on the oil crisis
To have an oil shortage here in our country.
Well, there’s a very simple answer.
Nobody bothered to check the oil.
We just didn’t know we were getting low.
The reason for that is purely geographical.
Our OIL is located in
Are located in
Washington, D.C. !!!
Didn’t think So.
David LaBonte, of California, writes: "My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the Orange County Register which was not printed. So, I decided to 'print' it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined.” Dear Editor: So many... have based their arguments (in favor of immigration) on how this land is made up of immigrants. One suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry. Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to those people why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home. They had waved goodbye to their birthplace to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity. Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany, Italy, France and Japan .. None of these first generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan. They were defending the United States of America as one people. When we liberated France, no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl. And here we are in 2007 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about.
I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.
And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty, it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet. (signed) Rosemary LaBonte FOR THE WRONG THINGS TO PREVAIL THE RIGHTFUL MAJORITY NEEDS TO REMAIN COMPLACENT AND QUIET!! NEVER LET THIS HAPPEN!! KEEP THIS LETTER MOVING. I hope this letter gets read by millions of people all across the nation!!
Recently, demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration.
Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely.
Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests…
Let’s say I break into your house. Let’s say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave.
But I say, ‘I’ve made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors. I’ve done all the things you don’t
like to do. I’m hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house).
According to the protesters:
You are Required to let me stay in your house
You are Required to add me to your family’s insurance plan
You are Required to Educate my kids
You are Required to Provide other benefits to me and my family
(oh, my husband will do all of your yard work too because he is also hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part).
If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there. It’s only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I’m just trying to better myself. I’m a hard-working and honest person, except for well, you know, I did break into your house. And oh yeah, I get a free education, even though you have to pay your own way through college. (TEE HEE)
And what a deal it is for me!!!
I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold,
uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior.
Oh yeah, I DEMAND that you learn MY LANGUAGE!!! so you can communicate with me. And don’t forget to make sure your forms are in MY language – I need to understand them..
Why can’t people see how ridiculous this is? If you agree, pass it on ( in English ).
If not, blow it off…….
along with your future Social Security funds.
News Flash 2008: On Wednesday evening, February 20th, the full Moon over the Americas will turn a delightful shade of red and possibly turquoise, too. It’s a total lunar eclipse—the last one until Dec. 2010.
The Sun goes down. The Moon comes up. You go out and look at the sky. Observing the eclipse is that easy. Maximum eclipse, and maximum beauty, occurs at 10:26 pm EST (7:26 pm PST).
To read more, click here.
This could be God’s hand at work. Here are examples of Food Signatures.
A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye…and YES science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don’t have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Eggplant, Avocadoes and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female – they look just like these organs. Today’s research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? …. It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries
Grapefruits, Oranges, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions look like body cells. Today’s research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes
Thank you for bringing me to Timmy’s house!
|Al Sears, MD
12794 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 16
Wellington, FL 33414
January 17, 2008
Do you eat those health food bars?
I don’t know if you’ve ever stopped to read the ingredients in any of the protein bars, power bars, energy bars, and the likes, but they are anything but healthy. They usually have high-fructose corn syrup, trans fat, sodium, empty carbs and artificial flavors and colors.
There are much healthier alternatives to choose from that will not only hold you over between meals but will also provide heart healthy omega 3′s, antioxidants, and cancer fighting nutrients.
One of my favorite healthy snacks are nuts, especially almonds.They are high in protein and fill you up. They also provide you with essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, potassium, fiber and calcium that help you build a stronger heart, bones and digestive system.
Pumpkin seeds are another healthy snack packed full of powerful nutrients. Just ¼ cup gives you almost ½ your daily requirement for magnesium1, which helps control blood sugar and in turn can speed up fat loss. Pumpkin seeds also contain protein, omega 3s, zinc, and plant sterols that help strengthen your heart, bones, and immune system and prevent prostate enlargement.
If you’re looking for something a little sweeter, reach for a handful of dried cranberries. The powerful antioxidants found in cranberries can protect against heart disease and cancer. They also contain resveratrol, which can improve blood flow by slowing down the buildup of platelets in blood vessels.2 And, it also strengthens your immune system and helps reduce inflammation.
With all these healthy benefits, almonds, pumpkin seeds and cranberries truly are guilt-free foods. If you’re looking for a quality source of all three, you will be able to find them in my new Primal Snacks. They’re easy to eat on the go, will fill you up until your next meal and give you the natural energy you need to make it through your day.
Primal Snacks are not ready quite yet, but will be very soon…I will keep you posted.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
1 The World’s Healthiest Foods – Pumpkin Seeds: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage
2 Al Sears MD, Doctor’s House Call 46: Remarkable Anti-Aging Power