Saturday Night in Pennsylvania

Magic is the watchword for 2020. Seth Godin said that marketing is no longer about products or services. It’s about relations, stories and magic. The dictionary definition is . . .
the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.

What are mysterious or supernatural powers? They are simply a combination of positive vibration and a high level of energy and passion.

Here’s the shocking truth: hugs boost our happiness levels. And scientific research is there to show this. Basically, a good hug is the fastest way for you to get oxytocin flowing in your body. Oxytocin, also known as the “love drug”, calms your nervous system and boosts positive emotions. Here’s how a good hug resulting in oxytocin flow affects you:

  • It lowers your blood pressure, especially helpful if you’re feeling anxious.
  • It lowers your cortisol (the stress hormone), enabling a higher quality of sleep.
  • It can increase your social connections and a sense of belonging.

As my mother would say, this too shall pass. We certainly cannot change the past. And we cannot predict the future, so we have to accept what is. That doesn’t mean we can’t work to improve our lot in life. Faith is something that is the ultimate intangible. My late father had a tremendous amount of faith in God. But faith requires hope without science. How do we know that there is a God and a place called heaven. We do not. We gotta have faith.

There is a great degree of faith in this statement. Sometimes in life you have to take a leap of faith. If you are willing to trust and believe in someone, you will walk down that path together. And have faith in what will be. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
I hold it true, whate’er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; ‘Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.

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