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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, March 28, 2011

Let's catch up this Monday . . .

Important Information of dental xrays and mammograms - I've had this sent to me by a couple of girl friends and it checks out.

Precautions re: Mammograms and Dental XRays/ A Useful Warning

"Dr. Oz had a show on the fastest growing cancer in women, thyroid cancer. It was a very interesting program and he mentioned that the increase could possibly be related to the use of dental x-rays and mammograms. He demonstrated that on the apron the dentist puts on you for your dental x-rays there is a little flap that can be lifted up and wrapped around your neck. Many dentists don't bother to use it.

Also, there is something called a "thyroid guard" for use during mammograms. By coincidence, I had my yearly mammogram yesterday. I felt a little silly, but I asked about the guard and sure enough, the technician had one in a drawer. I asked why it wasn't routinely used. Answer: "I don't know. You have to ask for it." Well, if I hadn't seen the show, how would I have known to ask?" Okay so when we get mammograms or dental xrays - LET'S ASK!

Did you know they added three new words/symbolMichaele s to the Oxford Dictionary this year? ♥ LOL and Muffintop and OMG (thanks for reminding me Michaele).

muffin top, n. informal a roll of fat visible above the top of a pair of women's tight-fitting low-waisted trousers. (What about the actual top of a muffin?)

Eight Gifts You Can Give at No Cost ===================================

1) THE GIFT OF LISTENING... But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.

2) THE GIFT OF AFFECTION... Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.

3) THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER... Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny Mountain Wings stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."

4) THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE... It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime and may even change a life.

5) THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT... A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.

6) THE GIFT OF A FAVOR... Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.

7) THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE... There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times, and give the gift of solitude to others.

8) THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION... The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really it's not that hard to say, "Hello" or "Thank You." ~Author Unknown~

I think this is a pretty good list. It's free. And it really sums things up. So pick out a goal and see if you can do it. By doing this for others - I think you'll get something back in return! It's a win-win situation.

Love as always, sandie

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. - Mother Teresa


Michaele said...

Those are gifts that are always welcome. I heard on the radio the other day that OMG was also being added to the dictionary. Funny.

Rae said...

Wonderful post. It was a great list of gifts.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I just had my mammo last week, no one mentioned this either,wish I knew this last week, I sure would have inquired!
Thanks for sharing this Sandie,glad I'm aware now!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great info Sandie! I love the gifts, so true! Hugs, Linda

Susan said...

Hello Sandie...GREAT Gift List. Did you write those? Awesome job and so true. Today I'm going to write a thank you note for a kind gesture a cousin did.

Hope your day is terrific---like you! Susan

Shanae Branham said...

I really appreciated being reminded about the 8 gifts that we can gift at any time. Sometimes I forget that no matter what happens, no matter how much money or how sick I may feel, I can always give because it is inherent inside of me.

Sandra said...

hard to beleive they made LOL and OMG a word in the dictionary, since the are not words at all. do you think FBI and CIA and NCIS might be put in there? muffin tops I love.. the real ones, not the one i would have if i wore those ugly things

Kim said...

Muffin that it made the dictionary. Just wish it hadn't made my middle!
Thanks for the info on the Mammo/xray thing. I had a thyroid tumor removed 10 years ago and don't want another.

blueviolet said...

I'm so glad you shared that information about the x-rays. I am absolutely going to ask for that extra protection next time. Thank you!

How can muffin top be in the dictionary? That's two words!

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie,
You have given a wise advice for each and everyone, sweetheart.
I follow your amazing blog with a happy heart, Sandie. I am also thrilled to know that this special Online engagement among a Brotherhood of Christians serves the purpose to praise and glorify our dear Lord worldwide, plus also serves the purpose to get to know each other as Online friends.
I truly appreciate your kindness for visiting me, sweet Sandie.
Thank you for reading my site, and posting the creations of your wonderful heart, Sandie!!
God keeps blessing you, and all your beloved ones, Sandie!!
Until we write again.
Starry Dawn.

Ginny said...

I'm asking for that thyroid guard from now on!! It is very sad to see OMG was added to a dictionary!!!

Debbie said...

I didn't know that about the Xrays and mammos,but I'm not really surprised. Thanks!

Also, I want to copy that gift list and put it on my refrigerator.

Annesphamily said...

I love the gift list! There is nothing better than getting something so wonderful for FREE! I love that cat doing the Hokey Pokey! HeeHee! Mother Teresa always had wonderful quotes to share with everyone! Thanks Anne

Velvet Over Steel said...

I had no idea about the Thyroid guards. How crazy it is that the technitions are not trained and encouraged to use them for patients. Wow, you just saved lives today! I have no doubt about that. Thank you, Sandie!!!

Coreen XOXO

Mevely317 said...

Who knew? I'm definitelyn going to request that "guard" next time around ... and share it with those I love.

The Boston Lady said...

Boo to the muffin top! As if we needed it to be defined "officially". Yay to being a good listener. There aren't enough of them around, but I feel that you are one of the few.

I'm sweating through trying to study my insurance "stuff". I feel quite dumb, truth be told. HAH! Ann

Sharon Kirby said...

Of course, I just had my mammogram last Thursday - no throat guard!! I'll remember for next year...

OMG - I didn't know that the dictionary included symbols now. And, this little info got my muffintop LOL'ing. Yes, it did...

Great gift list - I need to work on #8 - sometimes I'm a little negative and it seems to rub off. Gotta remember that smiles are contagious!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Is it allright to give a permanent gift of solitude to a mother-in-law?

God bless.

Granny Annie said...

I love the expression "muffin top" so much more than "spare tire".