Posts Tagged ‘ body mind spirit ’

JUST FOR SUNDAY, 11/04/12

Nov 4th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

With bad news abounding, there is enormous need for encouragement and uplift in these days approaching the end of the year. Some espouse their peculiar discoveries for inspiration in unusual methods. Others are content to find solace in traditional rituals. Still others seek and seem to find theirs through exotic connections.

Whatever works well for you is worth pursuing. Whatever gives you encouragement and strength in these times of difficulty is to be recommended. When standing in line for gas or food, one needs something to ponder other than the line’s slow movement and the crowd’s growing impatience. When life is blocked by a reality that makes the day feel miserable then is the moment for finding relief and sustenance of the spirit.

This is not just a test, this matter of developing a means for coping, this is life. It is



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 08/05/12

Aug 5th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Permission is granted for a period of relaxed meditation as you begin this new week. Seniors are allowed as long as you wish today to set yourself a frame of mind which offers peace and calm. Do not permit any other interruptions. This is your time for drifting into silence and serenity. This is your occasion to give your body and spirit full control of your persona. This is your opportunity to release yourself from all fret and worry, any anxiety, any despair. Be free of the troubles that would pull at you, free yourself of any frustration and troubling thoughts.

Allow as much time as you will. Go to a quiet place. Choose an environment that lends itself to solitude. Listen only to the sounds of nature and the quiet murmuring of the wind. Offer no attention to anything



A WINTER’S DAY BECKONS SENIORS

Dec 23rd, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It is one of those remarkable winter days when the sun is out, the leaves still spin from tree to earth, the temperature is reasonably inviting, the crisp air is refreshing and everything, including your pets, urges us to be out of doors. Out of doors: literally, away from walls, no longer confined, tempted to be childlike and roll in the leaves.

So why not, before the afternoon shadows grow longer and the day’s beauty is stolen by the coming of night, and the sun quits its daily chores. Why not spend the day, or as much of it as you can, on yourself? And, if you are so inclined, invite someone along who will enjoy sharing the rich loveliness of an afternoon with you. Take along a thermos. Fill it with something hot or cold, whatever your pleasure. Slip a few home-baked goodies in your satchel. Sit under a mighty tree, smell the world about you, take in the magnificence of a winter’s day.