09/25/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Smile
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no
more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
- Revelation 21:4 (KJV)
“If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I trust you'll find plenty to smile about in today's Newsletter.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vubC4mnGXCE&NR=1 - Smile - Nat King Cole
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I85ApzR43jU - Smile - Nat King Cole
|"Smile" is a song based on an instrumental theme used in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie Modern Times. Chaplin composed the music, while John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics and title in 1954. In the lyrics, based on lines and themes from the film, the singer is telling the listener to cheer up and that there is always a bright tomorrow, just as long as they smile. "Smile" has become a popular standard since its original use in Chaplin's film...|
From http://longevity.about.com/od/lifelongbeauty/tp/smiling.htm - Top 10 Reasons to Smile:
Top 10 Reasons to Smile
By Mark Stibich, Ph.D., About.com Guide
Updated February 04, 2010
Smiling is a great way to make yourself stand out while helping your body to function better. Smile to improve your health, your stress level, and your attractiveness. Smiling is just one fun way to live longer read about the others and try as many as you can.
1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive
We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away -- but a smile draws them in (avoid these smile aging habits to keep your smile looking great).
2. Smiling Changes Our MoodNext time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.
3. Smiling Is ContagiousWhen someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you.
4. Smiling Relieves StressStress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you'll be better able to take action.
5. Smiling Boosts Your Immune SystemSmiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling.
6. Smiling Lowers Your Blood PressureWhen you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?
7. Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and SerotoninStudies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug.
8. Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look YoungerThe muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don't go for a face lift, just try smiling your way through the day -- you'll look younger and feel better.
9. Smiling Makes You Seem SuccessfulSmiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and people will react to you differently.
10. Smiling Helps You Stay PositiveTry this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It's hard. When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that "Life is Good!" Stay away from depression, stress and worry by smiling.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Jimmy Stroup ('57)
AND James Comer ('57) AND
Don Wilson (John Marshall HS -
'64) of VA AND
Jerry Allen ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
|Hit #164,000 was made by an unknown user sometime in early September 2017 when I was not paying attention.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
September 25, 1942 -
British bombers attempted to destroy the local headquarters of the German
Gestapo in Norway. The plan failed.
September 25, 1942 - Swiss Police Instruction dictated that "Under current practice ... refugees on the grounds of race alone are not political refugees", effectively denying entry to Jews trying to flee occupied Europe during the Holocaust.
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Monday, September 25, 1967 - Ice hockey player Kim Issel was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.|
|“There are few things
in life that bring as much joy as the joy that comes from assisting
another improve his or her life.”
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/25/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of NC - 09/24/17:
I'm all 82d Airborne
All American... Airborne!
From My Cousin,
Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw
HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65)
of VA - 09/23/16:
“It's okay to be absurd, ridiculous, and downright irrational at times;
silliness is sweet syrup that helps us swallow the bitter pills of life.”|
-Richelle E. Goodrich
(b. 16 Sept 19??)
|BONUS CROCHET PATTERN (Sorry; not theme-related):|
|http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/lions-tigers-bears-blanket - - "Oh my! This free blanket pattern is over the top with cuteness and fun! Crochet it for the next little babe to come into the world."|
|BONUS RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):|
Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak - "Served with mashed potatoes and gravy, there's nothing that says comfort food and home cooking like a delicious Salisbury steak recipe. Coming from Tina at Mommy's Kitchen, Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak is just like the kind Ma used to make. The meat is drenched in a French onion soup/brown gravy mixture, which is delicious. Gather the family around the table and enjoy a tasty, home-cooked meal this week."
Slow Cooker Beef Dumpling Soup - "Slow cooker soups are comforting dinners. Slow Cooker Beef Dumpling Soup is an easy slow cooker soup recipe that serves six people. There's a little chopping involved at the beginning, and then you just let it cook. Though you can eat this any time of year, it's especially comforting in the colder months. Cooking the beef in a slow cooker makes it nice and tender. If you cook it longer it, it will be more tender, so I recommend cooking it for six hours instead of four. That's just personal preference. Perhaps the best part of this soup is the dumplings. They're really easy to make. You just mix together Bisquick, parsley, and milk. That's it! Once that dough is formed, just plop spoonfuls on top of the soup in the last half hour and let it finish cooking. When it's done, you'll have a delicious soup fit for the whole family."
From www.ajokeaday.com - 09/24/17:
|Every baby finds its first squeeze toy while
still in the womb...
It's their mother's bladder, sending her to the bathroom twenty plus times a day and night.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Music by Charlie Chaplin (16 Apr 1889 – 25 Dec 1977), 1936
Nat King Cole
Mar 1917 – 15 Feb 1965), 1954
"Smile" midi courtesy
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Page Hit Counter clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 03/07/06
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
"Congratulations" clip art courtesy of - well, I dunno, but it's been in my files since 05/07/15
Big Grin Smiley
courtesy of Domi O'Brien ('64) of NH - 07/05/09
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of