How do you stay healthy when life takes more than you have to give?
That is a good question.
I want to share a story of 9 ladies who took it upon themselves to LIFT SPIRITS and then took their Mission of Love just as far as it could take them.
They made a HUGE difference in their community for many years … covertly.
The ladies weren’t doing anything huge or earth shattering, but what they did and are still doing will go a very long way to protect their neighbors from an epidemic of heart failure.
I wrote a post a while back about a small town who’s citizens never suffered from heart disease, OR congestive heart failure, because they new the real secret to good health.
If you want to read about the true story that proves that the healthiest part of your lifestyle is being surrounded by people who care about you just click on the link below.
Your support system really CAN prevent heart disease!
But make sure you come back here to read about these really special ladies. You don’t want to miss their story.
9 Ladies With The Power To Fight An Epidemic Of Heart Failure
For three decades, nine women have kept a covert baking operation so under wraps that not even their husbands knew about it.
They call themselves ‘The 9 Nanas,’ and have been secretly whipping up, and delivering hundreds of pound cakes during the middle of the night in a grand scheme to help those in need.
And then before anyone can catch a glimpse of them, they quietly and quickly disappear back into their daily lives in West Tennessee.
Mary Ellen, one of the nine women, who are all aged between 54 and 72, told The Huffington Post: ‘We give new meaning to the term drive-by.’
‘We drive through low-income neighborhoods and look for homes with fans in the window. That told us that the people who live there don’t have air-conditioning.
The women, who consider themselves sisters, gather in the darkness at 4am to begin their daily routine, where they whip up their cakes and deliver them in the dark.
Mary Ellen explained how they got started, 35 years ago.
One day over a card game, the women were reminiscing about the grandparents, named MaMaw and PaPaw, who raised Mary Ellen and three of the other sisters.
‘MaMaw Ruth would read in the paper that someone had died and she’d send off one of her special pound cakes. She didn’t have to know the family. She just wanted to put a little smile on their faces. And we started thinking about what we could do to make a difference like that. What if we had a million dollars? How would we spend it?’ she said.
The ladies began brainstorming, and one of the sisters suggested they all start doing their own laundry, putting the money saved to good use.
She said: ‘I admit, I protested at first. There’s just something about laundering that I don’t like. But I was outnumbered! So among the nine of us, we’d put aside about $400 a month and our husbands never noticed a thing. Their shirts looked just fine.’
The women started eavesdropping at the local beauty shop or when they were picking up groceries, and when they heard about a widow or a single mother who needed some help, they would anonymously pay a utility bill or buy new clothes for the children.
The Nanas would find out where the person lived and send a package with a note that simply read, ‘Somebody loves you,’ which would always include one of MaMaw Ruth’s special pound cakes.
For three decades, the ladies’ good deeds went undetected.
It was only when Mary Ellen’s husband started noticing extra mileage on the car and large amounts of cash that had been withdrawn from their savings account that the women were caught out.
She said in horror: ‘He brought out bank statements and they were highlighted!’
So The 9 Nanas they told the husbands about the laundry, eavesdropping and even the drive-bys. And to their surprise, their husbands offered to help.
Mary Ellen said: ‘They were amazed that we were doing this and even more amazed that they never knew. We can keep a good secret! All but three of them are retired now, so sometimes they come with us on our drive-bys. In our area, all you need is an address to pay someone’s utility bill, so we keep the men busy jotting down numbers.’
The women then moved their secret operation out of their homes and into the commercial kitchen of a restaurant owned by one of their sons.
They sneak in before sunrise and sneak out before the staff come in, and have also hired a ‘happiness coordinator,’ who, to keep her identity secret for eavesdropping missions, goes by the code name of ‘Sunny’.
Now selling over 100 of MaMaw Ruth’s pound cakes daily online at Happiness Happens, The 9 Nanas can take on bigger projects.
Recently they donated more than $5,000 worth of pillows, linens and personal care products to the YWCA shelter for survivors of domestic violence.
This August, they will celebrate their second ‘Happiness Happens Month’ by sending a cake to one person in every state who has made a difference in their own community.
Sometimes, they also pull out the phone book to send pound cakes to complete strangers.
In the last 35 years, The 9 Nanas have contributed nearly $900,000 of happiness to their local community.
Mary Ellen said: ‘Not everyone is as lucky as we were to have MaMaw and PaPaw to take care of them, to fix all those things that are wrong.
‘So this is our way of giving back. We want people to know that someone out there cares enough to do something. We want to make sure that happiness happens.’
Original article source: DailyMail.co.uk
We all have a vested interest in making sure happiness happens.
(Did you read the post about preventing heart disease? I’m telling you, those 9 Ladies pack some power!)
The medical merchants of the world want you to be confident that the pharmaceutical/surgical method of heart care is in your best interest.
Cracking your chest every ten years is traumatic to say the least. It hurts like hell and it will take years off your life all by itself.
Cholesterol lowering medication (statins) causes more harm than good!
Statins and heart bypass surgery work against rather than with your healing process.
Heart disease is NOT a plumbing problem. Heart disease IS a disease of the circulating blood.
To prevent heart disease you need to clean up your blood!
A happy heart has a much easier time of keeping blood clean than does a stressed heart.
What exactly pollutes your blood?
Certainly NOT cholesterol! It is not garbage!
Cholesterol is GOOD stuff!
Do you know what cholesterol does?
Understanding how important cholesterol is will blow your mind.
If you get all the facts you will understand why drugs are not the answer.
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What cholesterol does …
I hope that you are convinced that prescription cholesterol meds are not valid heart health care.
Make your decisions based on fact.
Drugging your cholesterol level does NOT statistically reduce your risk of DEATH.
However, improving your bio-chemistry with better breathing will not only reduce your risk of death, it will reduce your risk of suffering between now and then!
Click on the link below to find out about the most important book you will ever read.
Carrie Tucker, RCP
The Life Breath Coach
Heart Failure Solutions
PS– Remember everyday:
- Relax and Release tension
- Exhale Slowly
- Be active in a way that adds Joy to your life
Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter