Family Artifacts: Tickets to the Past

There is a famous saying that states that you must understand the past to know where you are going in the future. This is certainly true when you think about your past and what that will mean for you and your future. If you take a look at your family’s artifacts, heirlooms and photos, you will find a huge history in your family that you were not aware of previously.

This past will clue you in to a number of things,

including what your great-grandparents, grandparents and parents were like in their younger days to what types of fashions they wore and what they enjoyed doing.

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Studying family artifacts and records can

clue you in to the history of the health of your family

and give you an opportunity to understand what types of illnesses are common in your family and what you should be on the lookout for when you visit your doctor.

Studying family artifacts will also help you

piece together the history of your family.

Where did your family immigrate from, Most likely, artifacts that your family still has will give insight to the lives the family led in their old country and give an idea of why they decided that risking it all and coming to America was the best choice for them. You could most likely spend hours looking at old records, artifacts and photos. It takes you back to a time that you were not a part of and never will know firsthand.

However, taking the time to look at all of it will give you an idea of what it takes to make your future bright.

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If you can see examples of mistakes your family has made in the past,

you can take those mistakes and in turn find a way to keep from making those same mistakes in your own life. You can also find a way to have potential family illnesses diagnosed early and taken care of before they turn into serious problems.

So, if you have not already…

schedule an afternoon to visit with your Grandparents

about the past and ask them to relive their good memories with you. Then, ask if you can see some of the mementos and artifacts that they have kept for years. They will most likely be excited to share their lives with you and be thankful that you care. You, in turn, will find out interesting facts about the past and where your family came from and where you can help take it in the future.

Understanding the past is indeed the key to understanding the future. Take your opportunity to find out more about the family artifacts in your family while your Grandparents are still around. They will appreciate your gesture and you will sit in awe of the stories and events that they have lived through in their lives.

If you are like me, you weren’t as interested in their past when it counted.

All of the sudden, the older people in my life became heroes and superstars. I wish I would have just asked Grandma to start from the beginning and let me know it all. What did the St. Louis World Fair smell like? Who was the best singer in her day? What did they think of movies and Hollywood in general?

Grab onto a piece of your past and let it turn the movie projector on. What do you wish you would have asked your grandparents?

how to deal with diabetes

How Important Is Family While Dealing With Diabetes?

Sometimes we miss, in the treatment of diabetes the support from the people we love. It has been said that “the quality of a family’s time can be mutually beneficial” in managing diabetes.

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Being able to detect symptoms like being sweaty, shaky or impatient will help caring family members to take charge of any diabetic situations.

Loving family members must strive to be supportive and patient with their diabetic family members. This support can be invaluable coming from within the family for the diabetic.

The greatest support group is at home with love and care. Family and friends in addition want to understand that as blood-sugar levels fluctuate, diabetes can affect one’s moods.

Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind. They may seem elementary, but, sometimes we need to remind ourselves of the basics.

  1. Never belittle or make fun of a spouse, sibling, or child because of diabetes.
  2. Remembering that they have limitations on what they eat, you may want to follow their same diet plan. You would never want to tempt them to eat something that could make them sick. If you are going to cheat, do it at work, or some time when you are not in the presence of your diabetic loved one.
  3. It is super useful when those in the family are educated about diabetes as much as possible. Knowledge will lend a hand of support to the diabetic. You’ll recognize imperative symptoms, and know how to take action. One family who offers support to their diabetic relatives noted how they can recognize changes in each other when medical treatment is needed.

Remember you are such an important part of your diabetic relatives success. They may not show it but you mean a lot to them. If you just give some words of encouragement, what a world of difference that will mean to them. Treat them like normal people with extra-normal circumstances to care for.

Diabetes can be managed effectively, especially if the sufferer has cooperation from friends and family.

Feast of trumpets

Christians Are Discovering the Depth of His Feasts – Trumpets

Enjoy this quick guide to the Feast Of Trumpets. It is called Yom Teruah in Hebrew, and Rosh Hashana by most religious Jews and Messianics. It is on the first day of the seventh month. Since the month technically starts at the sighting of the new moon. It is a feast that is traditionally “watched for.” It has been called the feast for which no one knows the day or the hour.

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