Donna’s Letters

Published June 21, 2011 by ladyserenity92

My Cousin Donna has always brought me words of encouragement through her emails.

Here’s a few from her.

They’re great epics to life’s problems!



positive thoughts for

2010 and everyday!

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> > HANDBOOK to enjoying life

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> > Health

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> > 1.       Drink plenty of water.

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> > 2.       Eat breakfast like a king or queen.

> > lunch like a prince or princess

> > and dinner like a beggar.

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> > 3.       Eat more foods that grow on

> > trees and plants and eat

> > less food that is manufactured in plants..

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> > 4.       Live with the 3 E’s —

> > Energy, Enthusiasm and

> > Empathy

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> > 5.       Make time to pray.

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> > 6.       Play more games

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> > 7.       Read more books than you did

> > in 2009 or last weekend . That includes last year.

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> > 8.       Sit in silence for at least

> > 10-30 minutes each day

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> > 9.       Sleep for 7-8 hours.

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> > 10.    Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And

> > while you walk,

> > smile.

> > Take one hour to read and one hour to write.

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> > Personality

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> > 11.    Don’t compare your life to

> > others. You have no idea what

> > their journey is all about.

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> > 12.    Don’t have negative thoughts or

> > things you cannot

> > control. Instead invest your energy in the positive

> > present moment.

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> > 13.    Don’t over do. Keep your limits.

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> > 14.    Don’t take yourself so

> > seriously. No one else does.

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> > 15.    Don’t waste your precious energy

> > on gossip.

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> > 16.    Dream more while you are awake

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> > 17.    Envy is a waste of time. You already

> > have all you need..

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> > 18.    Forget issues of the past. Don’t

> > remind your partner

> > with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin

> > your present happiness.

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> > 19.    Life is too short to waste time

> > hating anyone. Don’t

> > hate others.

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> > 20.    Make peace with your past so it

> > won’t spoil the present.

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> > 21.    No one is in charge of your

> > happiness except you.

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> > 22.    Realize that life is a school and

> > you are here to learn.

> >  Problems are simply part of the curriculum that

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> > away like algebra class but the lessons you learn

> > will last a lifetime..

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> > 23.    Smile and laugh more.

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> > 24.    You don’t have to win every

> > argument. Agree to

> > disagree….

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> > Society

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> > 25.    Call your family often.

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> > 26.    Each day give something good to

> > others.

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> > 27.    Forgive everyone for everything..

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> > 28.    Spend time w/ people over the age of

> > 70 & under the

> > age of  6.

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> > 29.    Try to make at least three people

> > smile each day.

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> > 30.    What other people think of you is

> > none of your business.

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> > 31.    Your job won’t take care of you

> > when you are sick. Your

> > friends will. Stay in touch.

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> > Life

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> > 32.    Do the right thing!

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> > 33.    Get rid of anything that isn’t

> > useful, beautiful or

> > joyful.

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> > 34.    GOD heals everything.

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> > 35.    However good or bad a situation is,

> > it will change..

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> > 36.    No matter how you feel, get up,

> > dress up and show up

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> > 37.    The best is yet to come..

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> > 38.    When you awake alive in the morning,

> > thank GOD for it..

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> > 39.    Your Inner most is always happy. So,

> > be happy.

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> > 40.    Please Forward this to everyone you

> > care about, I just

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The Brick!!!



Read this today and

don’t delete it   even 

you are too busy!! You’ll




A young and successful

executive was traveling down a neighborhood street,

going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was

watching for kids darting out from between parked

cars and slowed down

when he thought he saw

something. As his car passed, no children appeared.

Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag’s side door!

He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to

the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry


then jumped out of the

car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up


a parked car shouting,

‘What was that all about and who are you? Just what

the heck are you doing? That’s a new car and that

brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why

did you do it?’ The young boy was apologetic.

‘Please, mister…please, I’m sorry but I didn’t

know what else to do,’ He pleaded. ‘I threw the

brick because no one else would stop…’ With tears

dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth

pointed to a spot just around a parked car. ‘It’s my

brother, ‘he said ‘He rolled off the curb and fell

out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him


Now sobbing, the boy

asked the stunned executive, ‘Would you please help

me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and

he’s too heavy for me.’

Moved beyond words,

the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling

lump in his throat He hurriedly lifted the

handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took

out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh

scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything

was going to be okay. ‘Thank you and may God bless

you,’ the grateful child told the stranger. Too

shook up for words, the man simply watch ed the boy!

push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk

toward their home.

It was a long, slow

walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very

noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair

the dented side door. He kept the dent there to

remind him of this message: ‘Don’t go through life

so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to

get your attention!’ God whispers in our souls and

speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don’t have

time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It’s

our choice to listen or


Thought for the


If God had a

refrigerator, your picture would be on


If He had a wallet,

your photo would be in


He sends you flowers

every spring.

He sends you a sunrise

every morning Face it, friend – He is crazy about


Send this to every

‘beautiful person’ you wish to


God didn’t promise

days without pain, laughter without sorrow,sun

without rain, but He did promise strength for the

day, comfort for the tears, and light for the


Read this line very

slowly and let it sink


If God brings you to

it, He will bring you through


Pass this message to

seven people except you and


You will receive a

miracle tomorrow ( just do



In 1919 when the flu killed 40  million people there was this
Doctor that visited the many  farmers to see if he could help them combat
the flu. Many of the farmers and their family

had contracted it and  many died..

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise,  everyone was
very healthy.  When the doctor asked what  the farmer was doing that
was different the wife replied  that she had placed an unpeeled onion
in a dish in the rooms  of the home, (probably only two rooms back then).
The  doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one
of the onions and place it under the microscope.  She gave  him
one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in  the onion.
It obviously absorbed the bacteria,  therefore, keeping the family

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ.   She said that several
years ago many of her employees were  coming down with the flu and so were
many of her  customers. The next year she placed several bowls with
onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of  her staff got
sick. It must work..  (And no, she  is not in the onion business.)
The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your
home. If you work at a desk,  place one or two in your office or under
your desk or even  on top somewhere.  Try it and see what
happens.  We did it last year and we never  got the flu. If
this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better.

If you do
get the flu, it just might  be a mild case..  Whatever, what have you
to lose?  Just a few bucks on onions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly
contributes material to me on health issues.  She replied with this most
interesting experience about onions:

Weldon, thanks for the reminder. I don’t know about the farmers story…but, I
do know that I contacted pneumonia and needless to say I was very ill…I came
across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put one end on a fork
and then place the forked end into an empty jar…placing the jar next to the
sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the
germs…sure enough it happened just like that…the onion was a mess and I
began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around
the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful
antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

This is the other note.


I  have used an onion which has been left in the fridge, and sometimes I
don’t use a whole one at one time, so save the other half for later.

Now with this info, I have changed my mind….will buy smaller onions in the

I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of
mayonnaise.  Mullins is huge, and is owned by 11 brothers and sisters in
the Mullins family.  My friend, Jeanne, is the CEO.

Questions about food poisoning came up, and I
wanted to share what I learned from a chemist.

The guy who gave us our tour is named Ed. He’s one of the brothers Ed is a
chemistry expert and is involved in developing most of the sauce
formula.  He’s even developed sauce formula for McDonald’s.

Keep in mind that Ed is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked
if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that
mayonnaise will spoil. Ed’s answer will surprise you. Ed said that all
commercially- made Mayo is completely safe.

“It doesn’t even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but
it’s not really necessary.” He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set
at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked
about the quaint essential picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the
table and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.

Ed says that when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the
officials look for is when the ‘victim’ last ate ONIONS and where those onions
came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it’s not the mayonnaise (as long as
it’s not homemade Mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It’s probably the onions,
and if not the onions, it’s the POTATOES.

He explained, onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially
uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He
says it’s not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your

It’s already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that
it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in
your hotdogs at the baseball park!)

Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you’ll probably
be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your

sandwich, you’re asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a
potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any

commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

So, how’s that for news? Take it for what you will. I (the author) am going to
be very careful about my onions from now on. For some reason, I see a lot of
credibility coming from a chemist and a company that produces millions of
pounds of mayonnaise every year.’

Also, dogs
should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions .Please remember it is
dangerous to cut onions and try to use it to cook  the next day ,it
becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates Toxic bacteria
which may cause Adverse Stomach
infections because of excess Bile secretions and even Food poisoning.

Please pass it on to all you love and care.

Dear God:


The lady reading this

is beautiful, classy and

strong, and I love


Help her live her life to

the fullest. 

Please promote her and

cause her to excel above her expectations. 

Help her shine in the

darkest places where it is impossible to love. 

Protect her at all

times, lift her up when she needs you the most, 


let her know when she

walks with you, 

She will always be


Love you Girl!!!!

Now you’re on the



In 9 minutes something

will make you happy.

But you have to tell 9

sisters you love them, including me. Go!!!!

Please pass it on to someone who needs a ‘push’ to live.

Go for broke!

Thanks, Coz!

Of all the friends I’ve ever met,

You’re the one I won’t forget.

And if I die

Before you do

I’ll go to heaven

And wait for you

I’ll give the angels

Back their wings

And risk the loss Of everything

Just to prove

My friendship is true

I’m thankful to have

Family and Friends like you!












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