Do you have a Backbone?

Backbone is the thermometer of one’s strength and courage. If you do not care for this body part tomorrow you may become backboneless.

During your youthful years bones grow very fast. You need plenty of calcium for that. So drink a glass of milk everyday and eat plenty of vegetables and greens.

Our posture affects our backbone greatly. When you are in the sitting position see that your shoulders are straight and not slouched. If you bend your backbone to crouch on the table leaning on your elbow you are in for trouble. Even when you stand, stand straight on both legs, and walk like a soldier. Never stand on one leg like a rag doll.

Don’t read lying on the floor or cot. It is healthy to sleep on a mat spread on the floor. Or use a steel or wooden cot with a heavy sheet on it. If that also is too difficult use thin cotton mattress. A lax fibre cot or a thick dunlop pillow are not good for your backbone.

Would you like to test the health of your backbone? Keep your feet together. Now, without bending your knees try to touch the floor. Stand up. Note something behind at your hip level. Now, bend back and try to see that spot. Next you stand with feet one foot apart. Spread your hands. Note the spot your right hand points to.Without moving your feet rotate your body to the left and try to see the spot. Try the other side. If you can do these your backbone seems to be OK.

If you cannot, don’t be alarmed. If you can do these excercises fifteen times a day you will improve. You can do it even at the age of 60. Swimming strengthens your back muscles which support your backbone. Doing hard household chores that require bending forward, backward and sideways are good for your backbone.

Do you have a backbone? When everyone hesitates to do what is right you must boldly step forward to do it. The righteous are bold as the lion.

  • We need backbone to pick up the banana peel on the road and throw it aside.
  • We need backbone to check on a man lying on the roadside, unconcious, to see if he is drunk or hungry or sick and do the needful.
  • We need backbone to confront the school bully who harasses a weak student.
  • We need backbone to stop and help an accident victim.
  • We need backbone when enquiry is made about amishap, to accept if it is was me, though nobody may know it. 
  • We need backbone when we see someone naked, even if the person is mad, to give a dress we can spare or buy one and quickly clothe him.
  • We need backbone when we cannot counteract injustice, to inform the concerned authorities, and if action is not taken to let the higher authorities know about it.
  • We need backbone not to agree to do wrong, andshow our disapproval.
  • We need backbone to listen to counsel and change ourselves.

We cannot change the world. But we can change our neighbourhood. If all of us transform our neighbourhood, the world will change a little bit! And that needs a backbone!

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Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
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Bank: Central Bank of India
Branch: Vellore
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Do you have a Backbone?

Backbone is the thermometer of one’s strength and courage. If you do not care for this body part tomorrow you may become backboneless.

During your youthful years bones grow very fast. You need plenty of calcium for that. So drink a glass of milk everyday and eat plenty of vegetables and greens.

Our posture affects our backbone greatly. When you are in the sitting position see that your shoulders are straight and not slouched. If you bend your backbone to crouch on the table leaning on your elbow you are in for trouble. Even when you stand, stand straight on both legs, and walk like a soldier. Never stand on one leg like a rag doll.

Don’t read lying on the floor or cot. It is healthy to sleep on a mat spread on the floor. Or use a steel or wooden cot with a heavy sheet on it. If that also is too difficult use thin cotton mattress. A lax fibre cot or a thick dunlop pillow are not good for your backbone.

Would you like to test the health of your backbone? Keep your feet together. Now, without bending your knees try to touch the floor. Stand up. Note something behind at your hip level. Now, bend back and try to see that spot. Next you stand with feet one foot apart. Spread your hands. Note the spot your right hand points to.Without moving your feet rotate your body to the left and try to see the spot. Try the other side. If you can do these your backbone seems to be OK.

If you cannot, don’t be alarmed. If you can do these excercises fifteen times a day you will improve. You can do it even at the age of 60. Swimming strengthens your back muscles which support your backbone. Doing hard household chores that require bending forward, backward and sideways are good for your backbone.

Do you have a backbone? When everyone hesitates to do what is right you must boldly step forward to do it. The righteous are bold as the lion.

  • We need backbone to pick up the banana peel on the road and throw it aside.
  • We need backbone to check on a man lying on the roadside, unconcious, to see if he is drunk or hungry or sick and do the needful.
  • We need backbone to confront the school bully who harasses a weak student.
  • We need backbone to stop and help an accident victim.
  • We need backbone when enquiry is made about amishap, to accept if it is was me, though nobody may know it. 
  • We need backbone when we see someone naked, even if the person is mad, to give a dress we can spare or buy one and quickly clothe him.
  • We need backbone when we cannot counteract injustice, to inform the concerned authorities, and if action is not taken to let the higher authorities know about it.
  • We need backbone not to agree to do wrong, andshow our disapproval.
  • We need backbone to listen to counsel and change ourselves.

We cannot change the world. But we can change our neighbourhood. If all of us transform our neighbourhood, the world will change a little bit! And that needs a backbone!

  Address for Correspondence Contributions

Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91 9843511943
  lilianstanley@gmail.com

Blessing Youth Mission

Blessing Youth Mission
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91-416-2242943, +91-416-2248943
  hq@bymonline.org
  www.bymonline.org

For Donation & Contributions...

Home & NRE donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
Account Type: Current Account
A/c No.: 37268642054
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSC No.: SBIN0007274

Overseas Donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
A/c No.: 1074703964
Bank: Central Bank of India
Branch: Vellore
IFSC No.: CBIN0280887
MICR Code: 000016000
SWIFT Code: CBININBBMDR

Gulf Donors

A/c Name: T.Dickson Daniel Moses
Account Type: Saving Account
A/c No.: 35374362080
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSF: SBIN0007274

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  Blessing Literature Centre

To buy books written by Dr. Lilian Stanley, kindly reach to us in the follwing address

Blessing Literature Centre
21/11 West Coovam River Road,
Chintadripet,
Chennai 600 002, India.
 +91-44-28450411
  blc@bymonline.org