! from hearts to hands: July 2010
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." ~ Leo Buscaglia

July 30, 2010

Weekly Virtue: Orderliness

Orderliness is being neat and living with a sense of harmony. You are organized, and you know where things are when you need them. Solve problems step by step instead of going in circles. Order around you creates order inside you. It gives you peace of mind.

July 24, 2010

Daily Reflection

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. ~ Dalai Lama XIV

July 23, 2010

Weekly Virtue: Idealism

When you have ideals, you really care about what is right and meaningful in life. You follow your beliefs. You don’t just accept things the way they are. You make a difference. Idealists dare to have big dreams and then act as if they are possible.

July 16, 2010

Weekly Virtue: Modesty

Modesty is having self-respect. When you value yourself with quiet pride, you accept praise with humility and gratitude. Modesty is being comfortable with yourself and setting healthy boundaries about your body and your privacy.

July 11, 2010

Herbal Scrub Shower Spa Bags

Start the day with a pampered feeling by using shower spa bags. Fill a cloth bag with the ingredients below and use to scrub in the shower for a nice skin treatment.

  • The cloth bag can be made from muslin, handkerchiefs, cheesecloth, or even strips of nylon pantyhose cut to size then knotted at both ends (good use for ruined nylons).
  • The fabric bags can be tied at the end with a rubber band.
  • Size the bags to fit the palm of your hand. You can fill them as full or as loosely as you like.

  • 2 parts coarse oatmeal
  • 2 parts mixed dried herbs
  • 1 part grated soap

Note: You can make a tub of the shower scrub ingredients ahead of time, just make sure to store in an airtight container.

July 9, 2010

Weekly Virtue: Truthfulness

Truthfulness is being honest in your words and actions. You don’t tell lies even to defend yourself. Don’t listen to gossip or prejudice. See the truth for yourself. Don’t try to be more than you are to impress others. Be yourself, your true self.

July 2, 2010

Weekly Virtue: Self-Discipline

Self-discipline means self-control. It is doing what you really want to do, rather than being tossed around by your feelings like a leaf in the wind. You act instead of react. You get things done in an orderly and efficient way. With self-discipline, you take charge of yourself.
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