Thursday, October 28, 2010

These Amaze me...

God's Wings
After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park , forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he gently struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother's wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise. She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast...because she had been willing to die, so those under the cover of her wings would live.
'He will cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you will find refuge.'
(Psalm 91:4)

My instructions were to send this to people that I wanted God to bless and I picked you. Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.

Friday, October 15, 2010


Facts about Colds
1. Washing your hands is the best way to prevent a cold.
2. Cold germs can survive for up to 3 hours outside of the nasal passage.
3. There is no vaccine for the common cold, since there are more then 100 different viruses that can result in a cold.
4. Colds are more common during seasonal changes when humidity is low.
5. Over the course of a year, individuals in the U.S alone suffer from over 1 billion colds.
6. Colds are more common in children since they lack a resistance to infection.
7. Children in a school environment can have almost 12 colds a year.
8. Paracetamol is generally used to treat the common cold.
9. The common cold is a respiratory illnesses, but does not generally result in any serious health problems.
10. Common symptoms of a cold are runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, sore throats and watery eyes.

Some home remedies for the common cold

Face it - you're probably going to get a cold at some point between now and next Spring. No drug will get rid of it; it has to run its course. There are things that can ease the misery, however.

1. Gargle with warm salt water, twice a day. I can't stress the importance of this enough. Also, this is the cheapest mouthwash you can use, it saves your gums and teeth from decay, stops bad breath, and helps you avoid most common infections.
2. Drink loads of water, and have enough sleep.
3. Include ginger, garlic and tomato in your diet.
4. If you find it difficult to breathe at night, use more pillows so that you sleep slightly upright. Also, when getting up to drink water, gargle the water before swallowing, it moistens your air passages and helps you breathe better.
5. For a dry cough: mix a little pepper in honey, dip your fingertip in it and apply at the very back of your throat. It stops the cough immediately.
6. Wherever you use sugar, add a little honey as well. Pollen is present in tiny quantities in honey, so it helps you build your resistance little by little.
7. Inhaling steam clears your nasal passages.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

How to seal a bag and make it air-tight!

A very good tip to pass on. And you won't have to be saving all those twist ties. Now if we could just figure out what to do with the bottom of the bottle.

The guy who first thought of the idea must be given an award for originality!!!

Wow, what a fantastic idea! Do not have to grapple with rubber bands that are tied too tightly.

How to seal a bag and make it air-tight!

Cut up a disposable water bottle and keep the neck and top, as in photo.

Insert the plastic bag through the neck and screw the top – to seal.

The bottle is made to be air-tight, such that water will not leak,

the secret lies with the top and screw!

This is a great idea to share. Good for us and the environment too.

Monday, October 4, 2010

"Self-Confidence Test"

Are you confident in your self-confidence? Try this test.

First Question:
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?

Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!

Try not to mess up in the next question. To answer the second question, don't take as much time as you took for the first question.

Second Question: If you overtake the last person, then you are...?

Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST person?!

You're not very good at this are you?

Third Question: Very tricky math! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.

Take 1000 and add 40 to it.
Now add another 1000.
Now add 30.
Add another 1000.
Now add 20.
Now add another 1000.
Now add 10. What is the total? Scroll down for answer.

Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100.

Don't believe it? Check with your calculator! Today is definitely not your day.

Maybe you will get the last question right?

Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?

Answer: Nunu? NO! Of course not. Her name is Mary. Read the question again!