Calendar Joke

“I can’t believe I got fired from the calendar factory. All I did was take a day off.”

OK! A friend of mine from Canada sent me this, and I thought it was sooo cute. When have you taken a day off and suffered the consequences? We all need days off. I am not just talking about the weekend. There are times that the work, the stress, the body just needs to take a break and rejuvenate. When was the last time that you gave yourself permission to relax? That could mean taking a brief break from the stress in your life, taking a walk at lunchtime, or just not going to work one day and scheduling a massage. Have you ever scheduled a massage? If you have not, then you are long overdue.

Do you realize that the largest organ in your body is….. your skin? Yep, that is correct. How many of you got that one right? Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Having it touched and soothed can go a long way to experiencing physical and emotional health. Touch is a primary need. Do you realize that infants will die if they are not touched? They can be well-fed, clean, and healthy and they will die if they are not touched. I think the same thing is true as we age. How many elderly relatives do you have? How often have you sat with them? How often do you touch them?

As we age, we get wrinkly, and that tends to put people off. They are less likely to put an arm around you or hold your hand, stroke your arm, or give you a hug. Yet, touch is the most powerful sensation.