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Hot Cocoa and Health A cup or two of cocoa each day may do more than ward off a chill. Cocoa is rich in antioxidants, potassium, iron and other nutrients. Hot chocolate is also chock-full of flavonoids, powerful compounds that are being studied for their link to fighting cancer, preventing stroke and delaying dementia and other cognitive problems. Plus, sipping this sweet treat can make you feel better—not only because the drink is delicious, but also because it raises the body’s levels of serotonin, which produces endorphin's and can banish a bad mood.
Q. What do snowmen eat for lunch? A. Icebergers
Q. What did one snowman say to the other? A. Do you smell carrots?
Q. Where does a snowman keep his money? A. In a snowbank
Q. What is a snowman’s favorite cereal? A. Frosted Flakes
Q. How do snowmen travel? A. By icicle
Q. What do snowmen call their offspring? A. Chill-dren
Q. What kind of cakes do snowmen like? A. The ones with lots of icing
December’s Positive Thought “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” — Victor Hugo
Pear Essentials Pears have proven themselves a versatile food since ancient times, when they were so valuable, they were used as a trading commodity. They can be eaten fresh, cooked or as an ingredient in countless recipes. There is evidence pears existed as early as 3,000 years ago. Homer made one of the first written references to the fruit in his epic poem “The Odyssey” from the ninth century B.C. Along with literature, the pear has been celebrated in song and art and used to symbolize virtues such as justice, wisdom, grace and nobility. Pears are part of the rose family of plants. Pears are low in calories and a good source of vitamin C, fiber and potassium. There are more than 3,000 varieties of the fruit.
Trunk or Treat We had a great turn out for our first Trunk or Treat. Many people came with lots of children ready to fill their bags with candy. We want to say a special thanks to our staff who participated and gave their time to make this event a success.
Wit & Wisdom
“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” —William Arthur Ward
“That best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” —William Wordsworth
“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” —Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.” —Amelia Barr
“The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.” —Sarah Fielding
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” —Princess Diana