About the Amish

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My son suggested I visit a spa. I truly wanted to go where I’d never been before and told me that one of my goals was to go to Amish country, check out here. Everything that I had read about the civilization seemed inviting and I believed that I would benefit from the relaxing style and simplicity of being around their relaxing and simple culture.

Bird in Hand is a rural village with a population of 300 people but the place is a significant drawing card for tourists. In fact, Pennsylvania boosts bringing in $1.8 billion each year in tourism, most which can be attributed to summer guests in Amish communities.

I loved the six days that I stayed in Bird in Hand and learned a great deal about the values that hold the community together:

1. Religion – Like most groups, the Amish left Europe because of religious persecution. It must have been quite an experience to leave their homes and families so as to go to the new land of America with the hope of securing freedom for their beliefs.
2. Community – There are not many Amish groups in Canada. They primarily live in Ontario, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana. Although they reside in single-family houses and on family farms, they’re extremely close knit.
3. Self-support – They cooperate and share their work, religion and social activities with others in the area. They do not vote or believe in insurance but rather meet the needs of the vulnerable without external support.
4. Rules – Each community has specific rules that their baptized members must follow. None of them use electricity, technology or vehicles in their lives. Though they are a branch of the Mennonites who tend to concentrate more on the Bible, the Amish tend to concentrate on rules made in their districts which are enforced by their chosen Bishops.
5. Family – Children are viewed as a gift from God. As a result, families are big and often include six or more siblings that are close in age. Relatives usually live within buggy-drive space so there’s inter-generational contact.
6. Language – The Amish speak Pennsylvania Dutch in the house. Their kids don’t learn English until they begin school which they attend until they’ve reached the grade eight level.
7. Living off the Land – In the past, Amish were mostly farmers who believed in hard work where fields were tilled and crops harvested using horses. Corn, soybeans, tobacco, and cauliflower as well as garden produce brought income but currently only twenty percent of the Amish have farming as their principal source of income. Some have moved from their original homesteads to areas where tourism is not as prevalent in order to protect their unique identity.
8. Today, many have businesses that sell their lovely handmade furniture, garden sheds, quilts, and meals.
9. Simplicity – The Amish foster humility and this is evidenced in their unadorned homes, uniformity of dress and patterns. Lovely!
10. Forgiveness – The Amish strongly believe and practice the belief that the individual who does not forgive is the person who suffers. From birth they are taught that God forgave them and they’re to do the same without question. That doesn’t mean that they don’t feel strong emotions like anger, hurt or grief. They do, however, let go of resentment and bitterness quickly and find it hard to understand that others may not know that this is just common sense.

The Amish aren’t perfect! They are human. They do not like the notion that some”Englishers” have experienced an erroneous and negative impression of them through television and movies.

Remaining in an Amish community has given me some insight into how they could have remained so consistent and loyal to their values for over three hundred years while all the world around them has changed!

Don’t Like Current Political Agenda?

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Thoseout – of – power, often, articulate, their dis – pleasure, resorting to blaming and complaining their political opponents, rather than focusing on how to make things better! If you don’t like the current schedule, your focus ought to be on re – gaining political power, and addressing relevant, sustainable issues, in a way, which inspires, others, to think about, making a change – for – the – better! Americans, often, like to brag about their freedoms and liberties, while taking for granted, many of these. Unless, until, more people overcome their apathy, and devote, to voting, how can we expect, a more committed, well – educated, electorate? When, over half of the potential voters, avoid their responsibility, right, and duty, to vote, whining and whining, isn’t a solution! With that in mind, this guide will attempt to temporarily, identify, consider, and discuss, using the mnemonic strategy, some of what, this is all about.  Check out the post right here.

1. In 2016, we elected Donald Trump, as President, in a effort, seemingly focused on, and highlighting, blaming and complaining, as opposed to offering a viable vision, for the future! Many, now, complain about President Trump’s leadership, but, when less than half the population, participates, in voting, it may not be a victory, for the people!

2. Opinions; options; chances: We’re , entitled to our own opinions, but not to our own, set of facts! Political fact – checkers, have said , this President has resorted to lies and mis – statements, more than 6 times, per day, since his election, and by calling anything that he disagrees with (or disagrees/ criticizes, with him), our people are divided, and, frequently, confused! We need to vote for men and women that consider viable options and alternatives, looking for relevant, sustainable opportunities, into a sustainable future, rather than focusing, on making America, great again!

3. Timely; tendencies; truthful; hope: When our leaders aren’t truthful, how can they earn and profit, the public’s trust? Rather than rhetoric, we need leadership, which identifies, and takes advantage of relevant trends, and is timely, and well – considered!

4. Empathy; emphasis; energy; enrich; excellence: Unless/ until, leaders listen and learn, efficiently, from everything they hear, and each experience, and transform this to relevant expertise, and excellence, they will frequently put their emphasis, on their own personal/ political agenda, and self – interest, rather than on the common good. When one proceeds, with the energy, to enrich the others, and the state, he becomes a greater public official!

Wake up, America, and stop making excuses, whining and whining, and voting, based on empty rhetoric, personal biases/ bias, etc! Avoid being apathetic, and then complaining, but commit, to VOTE!

Home cooked meals

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Read on to Find out Why You should Eat Home-Cooked Food

Thanks to our increasingly hectic lifestyle, eating has become one of the lesser priorities in life. By way of example, we eat only when we are meeting someone in a lavish restaurant or bite while while watching a movie. When was the last time you took out a few hours only to prepare food and to enjoy it leisurely? When was the last time you put”LUNCH” on your daily to-do list? It has multiple positive effects on the body as well as on the brain.

Eating home-cooked meals regularly prepares our mind for simpler and more wholesome foods in the long term, which eventually start reflecting in our trimming waistlines and general health.

Hygienic:- A recent video allegedly showing a worker of one of our favourite dhabas kneading atta with his feet had us all squirming in our seats. While not all restaurants follow standards like these, it is extremely tricky to maintain desired levels of cleanliness and hygiene while preparing food at an industrial level. However careful food handling and cooking methods generally found at houses tend to maintain the meals healthier and our stomachs fitter.

Appropriate portions:- Since childhood, we all have always been taught never to waste food. However, restaurants are famous for their large portions, which became one of the prime reasons for my overeating, Raccoon Sounds and subsequent health difficulties. While the entire earth is moving towards the Japanese”Hara Hachi Bu” (Eat until you’re 8/10th full), it is high time that we, too, make a paradigm shift and change our eating habits. Eating at home gives us the luxury to customise our portion sizes according to our needs, exclusively.

Greater knowledge of food:- Do you know which food you should eat when you feel low after those boring day long meetings? Since food is our primary source of energy, it can have a filling, recovery or even negative effect on our bodies. Since home-cooked food is generally nourishing and produced from much lesser components, the taste and effects of each ingredient may be completely savoured.

Builds healthy habits:- Eating home-cooked meals jump-start a good deal of good habits that prove to be beneficiary during the life.

Easy on the pocket:- Read any book or article on”money saving hacks” and this one comes at the top. Eating home-cooked food more frequently is among the biggest and easiest ways of saving money. Even eating out from your neighbourhood thela is a more expensive affair in the long term.

Needless to say, cooking food is not everybody’s cup of tea. A lot of variables like being pressed for time, being bone lazy after a very long day and ineptitude to cook well come between us and a tasty and nutritious meal often. For my brethren who still long for some easy homely meals but are unable to get a few, let me show you the light to the dark path.