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Planning

Plan in advance for events and holidays. That way you can relax and enjoy yourself without worrying and getting anxious. Even if it does play out exactly as you planned it, you have started out on the right track, and that helps you get right back on again.

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Use your Health

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.
Bernard Shaw

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Decorating

For Christmas I take a glass cut bowl fill it with water & put in a bag of cranberrys then add water candles on top. I then sit the bowl on a 12 by 12 in mirror ( I get at Walmart ) Then I hot glue lace trim all the way around the mirror. It looks so pretty.I use this as a center piece on my table ,...

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Hand washables

When I need to hand wash my bras I take them into the shower with me and wash them using shampoo. I hang them to dry on the rack and they are ready to go by the next day.

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Save Money, Shop Thrift Stores!

Thrift shops are my friend! I wanted a holiday shirt and dear daughter wouldn't let me buy one until we went to the thrift store and looked. Well we got 14 shirts and 1 skirt for $30. The shirt I was going to buy was $15! Three of the shirts were holiday! One was brand new with the tags still o...

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There is good in everything!

The problem is we often see the negative side of it and accept that as it is; but in truth, there is also a positive side to it, and that is what we should always seek. May God Bless Everyone, Vic, Team Leader of God's family and also Health Problem Prevention.

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Our food cupboards are going bare, a way to help fill them

Reports are being done on a lot of our community cupboards being way under stock or just a few items left.. When the stores have 10 items for a $10.00 I pick up the items & off they go to the community cupboard .I figure I can afford it,because I sure do not need that half gallon of ice cream , chi...

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Christmas toys for the needy children

Through out the year I scan the flyer's for discounted toys or if a store is going out of business I go there & pick up a few toys by the end of the year I have a huge bag or 2 to donate to the toy bins. I feel the warmth spread throughout my heart,because I know my gift will make a child smile.

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Don't focus on food too much

the more I think of food, the hungrier I am. I also try not to leave it out where I can look at it. That makes me hungry too--put everything away out of your sight.

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Talking While Eating

Make it a habit to talk during meals. Take a bite, put your fork down, chew. Now, say something before you pick up your fork again. the little pauses will stretch out the meal and make you feel fuller before you have eaten as much as if you just ate and ate and ate.

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