• Donations
  • Barbara White Haggerty made a donation in loving memory of Dorothy Hall while Virginia Elson made a donation for David Elson, and Barbara Borak for Maceo Doyne, and Mary Burns for Richard Davidson.

    Joyce Cook made a donation in memory of Dorothy S. Weidner as did John Rux. The Winding Ways Homeowners Association, Mike, Bridget & Gage Pankey, FSU Connect of Florida State University, Judy & Chuck Ehrhardt, Helen and Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Martin.

    Neilson, Alison Chacona, RRT of Long Beach Memorial Pulmonary Rehab and Wayne Chinen of Hawaii for their donations to PERF.

    We'd like to add how very much we appreciated the letters we received from Alison Chacona RRT and Sister Thanks to Norma Burns, Terry Mary John, Sisters of Little Company of Mary in Laguna Hills. These two letters were keepers, to be read and savored more than once. Thanks!
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  • Stress Management
  • Do you get stressed every once in a while? Sure you do. After all this controversy about end-of-life issues we thought we would give you some tips to help you relax.

    A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "how heavy is this glass of water?"

    Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it." "If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. "In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

    He continued, "And that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on." "As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden." So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can." Relax; pick them up later after you've rested. Life is short. Enjoy it!"

    And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

    1.Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.
    2.Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
    3.Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
    4.Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.
    5.If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
    6.If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
    7.Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
    8.Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
    9.The second mouse gets the cheese.
    10.Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
    11.When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
    12.Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.....

    ...we did.

  • Do you have a question about respiratory disease that has been bothering you? If so, feel free to write and ask us, either through our web site or by mail. We answer all of your letters.