“I used to believe that we must choose between science and reason on one hand, and spirituality on the other, in how we lead our lives. Now I consider this a false choice. We can recover the sense of sacredness, not just in science, but in perhaps every area of life.”— Larry Dossey, M.D. [Source: Reinventing Medicine]
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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
“You are within God. God is within you.” Peace Pilgrim
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“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.” ― Nelson Mandela [Source: Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela]
Butterball Turkey Talk-Line: 800-BUTTERBALL (Live help during Nov. and Dec.), or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Automated assistance all year.
Foster Farms Turkey Helpline: 800- 255-7227
Honeysuckle White (800) 810-6325 Recorded answers to frequently asked questions.
Perdue Consumer Help Line: 800-473-7383 or
Reynolds Turkey Tips Hotline: 800-745-4000
Nestle Toll House Baking Information Line (800) 637-8537 Year-round baking help, plus recipes.
Betty Crocker Hotline, open Monday-Friday year around, 1-888-275-2388
Crisco Pie Hotline: 877-367-7438
Fleischmann’s Yeast: 800-777-4959
Hershey’s open Monday-Friday, 1-800-468-1714
Land O’ Lakes 800-328-4155 year round.
Libby Consumer Hot Line: 1-800-854-0374 Tips and recipes for canned pumpkin all year round.
Campbell’s Soups Holiday Leftovers Hotline. From the day after Thanksgiving through Dec. 31 call 1-888-453-3868.
Food Safety.gov has answers to food safety questions, including how to thaw the turkey, cooking temperatures and how long food can safely sit on the buffet table.
Still need a few recipes and non-food celebration ideas? Check out my eBook Have Yourself a Healthy Little Holiday in the Amazon Kindle Store.
“Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” — Marianne Williamson
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” ~Carl Rogers
Being different can be a scary thing. Judgment usually accompanies the word different and often it is a negative judgment.
People not only distrust what is different they often fear it. Why? If we accept different ideas, beliefs, ways of doing things, even people, we may find ourselves and our way of life changing. One of the biggest fears of humankind is change.
Do you realize that the word different itself is not a value judgment? Different can be positive, negative or just different.
When we refuse to open ourselves to new things we become stagnant, life becomes boring and problems take on a life all their own. When we refuse to make room in our lives for people who are different we are refusing the wonderful gifts they may have to offer. Can we really afford to squander the gifts of anyone in a world so much in need of fresh ideas?