Nowadays, my wife keeps asking me to lose my weight for the sake of our children. I thought she was thinking of my good health in order for me to live longer, but she meant," if I gained weight, she has to buy another bigger size of my pants. ..."
I thought she was right. My pants actually have been upgraded from the w-size 30 to size 34 during these 15 years and if I lose weight, I don't need to buy new pants, which could be a big saving for the future. So, I am seriously thinking I should lose my weight this year.
Speaking of the weight, this morning, I lost a tiny screw for my eyeglasses. I knew it was loosening because my face became a little bigger after gaining weight. Though I did fix it a few times, I found the screw was gone finally.
In the beginning, I was at a loss since I couldn't guess where it fell down, but soon I recalled two things:
One was my very old sunglasses in my desk. It has been broken for at least 9 years in my desk and I didn't know for what I could use this piece of junk in the future. But all of a sudden, I thought it could be useful for my current eyeglasses. My guess was right.
I was able to reuse the old screw. I think many people throw things away when they don't need any more or when the things were broken. But once it were thrown away, it shall be trash and it will never come back again for the resources. But if you can keep it, it might be something useful in the future....
Now I am soooooooooo happy that I was able to reuse the screw of broken sunglasses I kept for 9 years. It is my strong belief that everything is supposed to be useful. There is nothing useless. In many cases, it's hard to tell for what it is useful, but I believe it's my job to find it out. Needless to say, every single person is supposed to be useful! I'd be very happy that if I can help making people feel they are useful!
By the way, another thing I recalled was useful memo about easy eyeglass protection that I got from Mr. Mark Nakamura, some time ago. I didn't try this yet but it says, Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail Polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
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Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 tablespoon horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as amassage oil for instant relief for aching muscles. Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria. Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-even though the product was never advertised for this use. Honey remedy for skin blemishes..... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight. Listerine therapy for toenail fungus:Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine Mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail Polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them. Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409.. Insects drop to the ground instantly.
Smart splinter remover: Just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue. Hunt's Tomato Paste boil cure... Cover the boil with Hunt's Tomato Paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.
Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine, a powerful antiseptic. Vinegar to heal bruises... Soak a cotton ball n white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.. Quaker Oats for fast pain relief.... it's not for breakfast any more! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.
If you send this to one person who doesn't know about this, then it was worth it.