Research shows some folks are born with kindness in their blood.
True story...and it's more than likely in our DNA.
Research shows people who are more caring and trustworthy share a common gene variation that is linked to the receptor for oxytocin, often referred to as the "love hormone." Oxytocin plays a vital role in the formulation of social bonds and relationships, impacting a person's capacity for empathy.
Evidence suggests those with two "G" variants of this gene are better with people and generally more caring, compared to those who have at least one "A" variant.
In a study conducted by researchers from Toronto, California and Oregon, the genotypes of 46 individuals (23 romantic couples) were identified as either GG, AG or AA.
The researchers videotaped the couples and asked one partner to describe a painful experience to his or her significant other. Outside observers were then asked to watch the videos and rate the partner who listened on how supportive, caring and trustworthy he or she seemed.
The study ultimately found the individuals who received the highest ratings for compassion, trustworthiness and empathy shared the GG genotype.
Given the outside observers identified people with the same genotype as more trusting and caring, this suggests most of us are quite adept at immediately discerning whether someone is reliable and if that person would stand up for us if necessary.
Compassion is so powerful people can sense it in others.
Sending our love and prayers to our remnant family...Wendy, Walt and the entire Cukierski family
(PS: Catholic Spiritual Guidance Lessons for you, featuring writings from Rev. Fr. Kilian McGowan
It's a spiritual lifesaver and you can read more HERE )
-----FROM YESTERDAY - ASKING FOR HELP IS HARD-----
Asking for help is hard. My preferred route is to go it alone.
My thought process is usually... I should be able to handle this. I'll figure it out. I don’t want to burden or annoy anyone else with asking for help, again.
Looking at Scripture, it’s clear that God wants us to acknowledge when we need help.We are free to seek help, even encouraged and commanded to do so!I think about how God made Adam to need Eve...he needed another person. I need YOU!.
God said that his own creation was not complete until he had built in a way for people to give and receive help – even before sin came into the world, it has been God’s design for us to need help and give help to each other.
This means our need for help is not shameful or equal to failure. God built into us a need for help from the very beginning.
Sometimes we avoid asking for help out of fear that it will be a burden or nuisance to others.
God wants us to help each other in times of struggle.Scripture commands it: “Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). When you ask someone else to help you bear a burden, you are giving them an opportunity to serve God and share Christ’s love with you..I have a record number of families we are currently assisting (from the basics such as food, shelter, gas money to adaptive clothing, covering costs that insurance won't cover and so on).Last night I was made aware of a large young family and the mother is pregnant and given only weeks to live..I can't give more details until given permission to do so..Walt sends these families checks each month to help them cover living expenses..God keeps sending families to us, who need help and we keep trying to run more and more offers and sales to help provide the funds needed to help them..but it hasn't been enough as we still have to pay for product..
God has designed us to need help, and we honor him in asking for it.
I am humbly asking for help so we can assist the families that God has sent to us. Head HERE if you can help and I will include you in a month of Masses and send a gift (unless you instruct otherwise).
***YOU MAY CHOOSE YOUR GIFT FOR YOUR HELP!***
Choose your gift for your help with the Pediatric Giving Mission!
For the living:
FOREVER MASS & PRAYER PAGE!
THIS is for the LIVING! Forever DAILY Mass and Prayer!
For your mom, dad, sibling, grandparent, favorite Aunt or Uncle, dear cousin, niece, nephew, friend, spouse, a child away from the faith...or even yourself!
Lined up the priests, created the page, instructed my children (who will instruct the grandchildren, etc) that THIS is a FOREVER thing!
Shoot, I want MY SOUL prayed for, for all of eternity (and my children's and hubby)!
Something about being in my 50's has really "woke me up" about eternity...and the eternity of all of my children.
For the souls of those who have passed:
FOREVER MASS & MEMORIAL PAGE!
What if I told you, you could have a Mass offered for a loved ones soul...daily, FOREVER
We have left directives for our children... to continue this, then our grandchildren will take over!
Masses celebrated for the release of a loved one possibly in Purgatory... as recommended by Pope Saint Gregory the Great!
What if I told you that your loved ones soul would be prayed for by a devout Catholic family...DAILY.
What if I told you that we have a Nun praying for these souls?
How is this possible? See THIS page
You can honor your mom, dad, sibling, grandparent, favorite Aunt or Uncle, dear cousin, niece, nephew, a child you may have lost or a dear friend who has passed.We give you the opportunity to honor a loved one while helping to support the Pediatric Giving MissionThis special page will remain up on our website forever.***Your loved one will also have a Mass offered for their soul DAILY and will be in our daily family prayers***
-----From a physician we help...he sees to the medical needs of children no one else seems to be able to help -----
We do what we say we do!
I am begging for your help with The Pediatric Giving Mission.We will send you a gift for your help.GOD BLESS YOU!..---Some of the many wee ones we've helped---
---HELP IF YOU CAN----
Here is a post, from a recipient of what we do,.
L**** and I were one of the precipitants of This mission. She is right. My parking was 9 per day for 3 months. Then on top of that food cost me approximately 15 per day. That was cheap - I got vouchers for $5.00 per meal. So somedays I did not eat or made meals last for more then one meal. Had to. Parking was $810. Food was $1,300. Then you have normal household bills and I have 3 animals I had to pay to have people come and take care of them. At first I had my dog in the Kennel for 1/2 the time. That was about 500. It is VERY expensive to have a sick child. That was Just ONE hospital stay. We have had numerous ones. Some only a few days, some a week or two. Without their help we would of gone fully under!
From providing necessary funds to actually having families stay with us...we DO what we say we do!