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Santa Is Around All Year!!!

Hi everyone, I decided to take a break this week to visit with Santa and check on my status.  The good news is I made it to the nice list but just barely and then I sat on his lap; now it’s a toss-up.  I guess I will have to wait and see. I’m going to have to be very careful the next several days!  So, I’ve given Helene the pen this week to share this message, an important reminder to us all and something I strive for.  

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Your Brain, Flex That Organ!

I always thought the brain was a muscle; I was wrong, it’s an organ. I assumed it was a muscle, since our brains work all day, enabling us to function without thought or direction from us—and yet are still available to take on a multitude of other tasks that we ask of it.  So no, the brain does not meet the definition of a muscle; it does meet the definition of an organ. But don’t take my word for it, look it up and flex that organ yourself!

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We All Say “Thanks”, but Are We Truly Grateful?

Well, once again the calendar has turned page and “tis the season”, or so we all say.  Although, when I step back and look at people’s behaviors and actions lately, I often wonder, tis the season for what?  That is probably my cynical side, possibly in overdrive since it’s been rainy and gray this past week.  With Thanksgiving behind us and outdoor activities curtailed due to the weather, I’ve been thinking more lately about how we use “thanks” and “thank you”.  Growing up, we all learned the polite words, “please, sorry and thank you” as basic curtesy when we wanted or received something or made a mistake.  And who hasn’t heard a disappointed parent ask their child “Did you say thank you?”, when the child forgot in their excitement for whatever treat they received?  

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Blessings

Hi everyone- Vijay asked if I wanted to write this week’s Friday Food for Thought and I am honored to do so. ☺️ A quick reintroduction: my name is Lauren and I have been working for J2 since February.  As I grow more comfortable in my role, I hope you get to know me a little bit better, too. ☺️

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Why Make Mountains?

We’ve all heard the idiom, “making mountains out of molehills” and likely have used it at some point; it’s almost certain that we have all even done it ourselves. It’s an odd saying but gives a good visual to describe over reactive behavior disproportionate to the event that caused it.  Have you ever tried to climb a mountain made from a molehill? 

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Rules… Break Them

Rules, rules, so many rules! There are so many rules we are supposed to follow, it’s nearly impossible to navigate them all successfully. We’ve all heard of the “golden” rule; “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.  But did you know there is a “platinum” rule, “to do unto others as they’d want done unto them”, a “silver” rule, “do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you” and apparently a “bronze” rule, “If they are not bothering you, don’t bother them.”  Too many rules, why can’t we all just follow one simple “Vijay” rule which is simply “do your best to do the right thing at all times”? 😊 Remember, I like things to be simple. 

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