God's relationship with Seniors

By RebDee Latest Reply 2015-04-06 15:57:38 -0500
Started 2015-03-30 11:56:13 -0500

And God Looked Down upon Seniors. . . . Most seniors never get enough exercise. So, in his wisdom, God decreed that seniors would become so forgetful that they would have to search for their glasses, keys, and other things misplaced and move around more. And God looked down and saw that it was good. Then God saw there was yet another need. So in His wisdom he made seniors lose coordination so they would drop things, which would require them to bend and reach and stretch. And God looked down and saw that it was good. Then God considered the functioning of senior bladders and decided that in His wisdom there might be calls of nature more frequently, requiring more walking to the relief station, which would burn calories. God looked down and saw that it was good. Seniors were obliged to exercise more from these senior shortcomings and did become more active as a result. So if you find you are required to get up and down more as you age, remember it's God's will and in your best interest, even though you mutter under your breath. Amen! Let it be! And it is good.

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Fefe12 2015-04-06 15:57:38 -0500 Report

I've never heard this before. Very funny, I loved it. I will remember this when I get there. Thanks, it's nice to know we will never be forgotten.

Grandmama16 2015-03-31 02:24:54 -0500 Report

I enjoyed hearing about your Seder. Would like to hear more. How much leven do you remove from your home…cookies, other snacks? Our Parish has Seder but I haven't attended in a long time. It's this Wed. I have fibromyalgia and it takes too long. It's also a pot luck and we have wine which I can't have more than a sip due to meds and rise in BG. What kind do you use? I've wondered too if it's an insult to the Jewish people. It doesn't seem to be for you and I'm glad. We have Seder with the utmost respect.

RebDee 2015-03-31 13:31:50 -0500 Report

When my husband, who was a rabbi, was alive, we always did a seder at the Episcopalean church. I helped the priest with the cooking then helped the rabbi with the actual seder. I think that all religions should know about the other religions and this is one of the ways that I do it. I do not drink at all at any time so for the four glasses of wine, I take a sip of grape juice for each one. I remove all leaven from my home. I give it to my cleaning lady who is a great help for me as she helps me to get ready for Passover and is beginning to know more than I do as she reminds me of things I might have forgotten. I do not eat out at any restaurants or anyone's home who is not kosher especially during Passover to be sure that everything will be kosher for Passover.
My favorite cookies for Passover are coconut macaroons so I have one a day for dessert.

Grandmama16 2015-03-31 18:36:53 -0500 Report

Thank you for answering. I love coconut macaroon too. a recipe I have is just 3 whipped egg whites, slowly add 3/4 c sugar or sweetener (I use a generic )1/4 tsp cr of tartar, and it also adds 1/2 tsp vanilla, after whipped fold in 1T.cinnamon, 3T cocoa and 1/2 C choc chips but you don't have to. Then drop bits off a spoon on parchment lined pan, bake at 200 for 1 1/2 hours. Cool out of oven. It says to put the mix in a plastic baggie and snip off a corner to drop them on the baking sheet but I found that to be a pain in the neck.
It must be hard to keep Kosher all the time. Does it conflict with or help diabetes? What foods would we not know aren't Kosher. I know there's something about having dairy with another food at the table. Meats have to be inspected beyond USDA. Right? and no bird that is a Caron. Have another question: when the children of Israel were wandering and complaining about food (we read it during Lent in daily prayers), why didn't they eat from the herds and flocks they brought with them out of Egypt? I have more historical questions but I don't think I should go on and on here. I love biblical history. Long ago we had one young jewish woman and her son in Scouts and she'd say the opening prayer sometimes in Hebrew…lovely and a learning experience. They taught us other things too. There's only a small community here. I think we have a bigger Buddhist group who put on a food fair every year. Greek Orthodox do too. Bye for now.

sweetslover 2015-03-30 14:23:04 -0500 Report

You left out one. When the "senior" seniors do all of these things and still need help, they call their "somewhat" senior daughter to help them, thus passing the exercise routine through the generations. And God looked down and said that it was good.

calayx 2015-04-01 18:22:30 -0500 Report

Consider yourself very fortunate. I lived about 20 min from my daughter went over unless there was an invitation. She to call me . So when I retired she got rid of me and sent me 6hrs north to die. Let him handle my death, not her. So I sit here and wait to die.

RebDee 2015-04-02 07:46:47 -0500 Report

What do you mean, she SENT you 6 hours north to die? Rid yourself of her by not thinking of her. Do not sit and wait to die. Actively do something to help yourself live.

sweetslover 2015-04-01 20:26:22 -0500 Report

I do consider myself fortunate enough to live close enough to take care of my parents. I am sorry you are not in a better situation.

RebDee 2015-03-31 13:33:45 -0500 Report

I wish my senior daughters lived close enough to be of some help to me but they live too far away (about 2 to 7 hours).

Grandmama16 2015-03-30 13:40:13 -0500 Report

That is a real good one and I fit all categories. Wish I could print it but can't with just an IPAD. Can't copy and send either. Darn. I'm hoping for an actual lap top for my BD, even a used one. I did send it to Facebook tho.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-30 12:33:05 -0500 Report

You made me smile ear to ear…and making a person smile is like giving them a gift…thank you…and a Happy and Blessed Passover season to you..

RebDee 2015-03-30 18:09:25 -0500 Report

Thanks Jibber. Later this week, after house cleaning to clean out all the chumatz (leavening such as bread) from my home, putting aluminum foil on my kitchen counters (I have tile and the groating gets bad), and setting up for Passover (my dishes, pots and pans, utensils, etc for Passover reside in the garage when not Passover), must be washed for use at Passover time. Luckily, I am invited to friends for both seders (Friday night and Saturday night), plus Sunday dinner. Then I am inviting my friends for Wednesdays dinner. I am going to try to eat as little as possible because matzo is really not on my diet but this one week it will be for religious reasons. I will send some Passover recipes. This year Good Friday is First Seder and Easter Sunday is Second Day of Passover.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-30 18:41:13 -0500 Report

OOooo you said Matzo…I am Not Jewish but the church I attended in Brooklyn held Cedars during Passover and I love matzo…I haven't decided if I will be attending any cedars this year as I don't have that same "bond" with my "church friends" down here…but if I do..You can be assured I will have Matzo…the religious meaning of the cedar is by far more important than blood sugars for one day…

RebDee 2015-03-30 19:11:31 -0500 Report

Buy a box of matzo and do your own seder. The stories are wonderful especially for children. You don't need the Hebrew parts to enjoy what is going on. It is the story of the Exodus from Egypt with Moses as the leader. It tells about the Ten Plagues. It explains why it was necessary to happen in the way that it does. You can get it on line.

RebDee 2015-03-30 19:13:53 -0500 Report

I love matzo with 1) cream cheese and jelly; 2) peanut butter, 3) as a matzo brei (fried matzo, made with eggs, a touch of milk, cinnamon, and matzos that have been made wet before adding the above, then fried in a pan with a lid, turn it over half way through, and it comes out like a giant pie to be eaten with apple sauce. YUM.

denipink57 2015-03-30 12:10:51 -0500 Report

my dear this is so good and such an inspiration. thank you, Denise

rickperkins 2015-03-30 14:12:41 -0500 Report

Like to be friends with you you can help me with my diabetes

RebDee 2015-03-30 11:57:15 -0500 Report

This came to me in an e-mail and I thought it would be fun for us at Diabetes Connect. I would like to think that God made me do it.