The Thanksgiving

By Galina Yanchova

Recently it was Thanksgiving. I and my family celebrated it, having a rich dinner prepared by me. During the day, each of us had to think about what he/she was grateful for this year and share it during dinner. Of course we have quite a fun time!

You see, Thanksgiving is easier to be said than to be done!

We often look around and wonder why some of the people around us are so ungrateful. Why don’t our children appreciate all that we do for them? Why does our spouse not show gratitude? Why do our co-workers take us for granted?

To understand why the feeling of gratitude is so elusive, we must examine the word for “gratitude”, which also means “to acknowledge,” as in acknowledging that another’s opinion is correct.

Why do these two seemingly distinct ideas, thanksgiving and acknowledgement, share the same word?

Someone somewhere said: The key to being thankful is acknowledging the other’s perspective. To illustrate: a mother does so much for her child, yet does the child really appreciate it? The child may take the mother for granted, thinking that she is just doing what she is supposed to do as a mother. After all, argues the child, isn’t this her job? The only way the child can genuinely feel grateful is if he adopts her perspective if he appreciates all her sacrifices and all the time she lovingly dedicates to him. The same is true of a spouse.  Only when we acknowledge and appreciate the other’s point of view we can we say , “thank you.”

Can we possess the ability to see beyond the obvious, to acknowledge the other’s perspective? Can we experience the pain of others, as well as rejoice in their happiness as if it were our own?

Our perspective is that our life, health and success is due to our independent efforts and that the only one we need to thank is ourselves. But do we really able to be those who live the life ourselves? No, I do not think so, we need each other, we are created to live with other human beings.

Unfortunately, it seems that society has become more and more self-consumed. One of the ways we generate unhappiness is taking goodness for granted and focusing on what we don’t have instead of what we do have.

A sense of entitlement kills gratitude. Remember that many people are far less fortunate than you may be—and are quite happy with what they have. When we understand that everything is a gift, then we escape the trap of an entitlement mentality. Developing an “Attitude of Gratitude,” then we can see and appreciate all of our many blessings.

Let we possess the gift of acknowledgement and therefore, experience genuine thanksgiving.

10 Things You Need To Do Everyday To Improve Your Life

By Galina Yanchova


We often realise that there are some small things that, if we take care, we will feel better. Unfortunately, these thoughts remain only in the sphere of good intentions. And this is a mistake. Because with a few small steps, we can greatly improve our lives.

And, after all, we all want this – a better life for ourselves, our families and our friends.

Blogger Eric Barker (Barking Up The Wrong Tree) tells about 10 things that can improve our lives. See if you can add one more list, or proudly boast that you have already completed the list and need to look for a new field of improvement.

1. Go out into nature

You probably seriously underestimate the importance of this thing. Indeed, there are a number of studies that prove how many people underestimate this. Time spent in nature reduces stress, makes us more creative, improves memory, and can even make you a better person.

2. Exercise

We all know how important this is, but very few of us really do it regularly and consistently enough. Besides the health benefits that are too much to be mentioned, sports make us smarter, happier, improves sleep, increases libido and makes you feel better in your own body. A massive Harvard study, which has been followed by 70 men for 70 years, has clearly established that this is one of the secrets of a good life.

3. Spend your time with family and friends

Happiness Expert Harvard Daniel Gilbert finds out that this is one of the greatest sources of happiness in our lives. Relationships with loved ones are much more valuable than we can imagine. Do something good for your family.

4. Express your gratitude.

This will make you happier. It will improve your relationship. It will make you a better person. It can make your life better for everyone around you.

5. Meditate

Meditation can increase your happiness, your sense of power and social help. Essentially this will reduce anger, anxiety, depression and fatigue. And in that order of thought prayer can make you feel better – not to be religious.

6. Sleep

You can not deceive yourself by constantly not sleeping, but you do not want to feel the effect of this thing. If you are tired, it will be harder for you to be happy. If you are unsure, you are more likely to do wrong.

7. Challenge yourself

Learning a new language can keep your mind sharp. Music lessons enhance intelligence. Challenging your beliefs can strengthen your mind. Read a book.

8. Laugh

People who use humour to fight stress have a better immune system, a lower risk of heart attacks and live longer. Laughter is like a daily dose of vitamins. Humour has many benefits.

9. Tap someone

Touching can reduce stress, improve teamwork, and make you more convincing. Hugs make us happier.

10. Have faith.

Faith makes us healthier, happier and prolongs our lives. 


























Business plan. Template.

photo-1534412063822-8ef4e9e52b26 (2)What is a business plan?

A business plan is a written document that describes in detail how a business, usually a new one, is going to achieve its goals (a roadmap for your business).

The business plan does not have to be very long. While every business has huge benefits to gain from going through the business planning process, only a small subset needs the formal business plan document required for seeking investors or supporting a commercial loan.

Most need just a Lean Business Plan, for internal use, with just bullet point lists and important projections.

Free business template download now

These days, business plans are simpler, shorter, and easier to produce than ever before. A business plan is just a plan to figure out how your business is going to work, and how you’re going to make it succeed.

It is a very important strategic tool for entrepreneurs. A good business plan not only helps entrepreneurs to focus on the specific steps necessary for them to make business ideas succeed, but it also helps them to achieve both their short-term and long-term objectives.

What does a formal plan include?

While plans vary as much as businesses do…

  • An executive summary.
  • Company Description.
  • Some information about your products and/or services.
  • Your marketing plan.
  • Strategy and Implementation.
  • Organization and Management Team.
  • Details of your company’s financial plan.

These are often called the “sections” or “chapters” of the business plan.

Who needs a business plan?

If you’re just planning on picking up some freelance work to supplement your income, you can skip the business plan.

If you’re serious about business, taking planning seriously is critical to your success.

A business plan is not only for starting a new business or applying for business loans. A business plan is also vital for running a business, strategic planning, whether or not it needs new loans or new investments. Even existing businesses should have business plans that they maintain and update as market conditions change and as new opportunities arise.

Every business has long-term and short-term goals, sales targets, and expense budgets…

It is as useful to a startup trying to raise funds as it is to a 10-year-old business that’s looking to grow.

The businesses that write business plans grow 30 percent faster than businesses that don’t plan. Taking the simple step forward to do any planning at all will certainly put your business at a significant advantage over businesses that just drive forward with no specific plans.





Dead sea salt

182007A 2007 study was published that tested the effectiveness of Dead Sea mouthwash and moisturizing cream on cancer patients who were experiencing dermatitis and mucositis while receiving a mixture of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The study showed that the patients receiving the Dead Sea products saw an improvement in their condition.

Dead Sea mud pack therapy is believed to temporarily relieve pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knees. According to researchers of the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, treatment with mineral-rich mud compresses can be used to augment conventional medical therapy.

Some dermatologists claim that the minerals found in Dead Sea products can be helpful for ailments such as skin rashes.

In July 2011, a Dead Sea Protection and Rehabilitation bill was proposed that would regulate the industry Dead Sea Works, as well as a bill that would tax products produced from Dead Sea components.[11] The bill was supported by Gilad Erdan as well as by several members of the Knesset but did not pass.[12] Environmentalists have stated that the vaporizing of the sea’s water to produce commercial products as well as the water being piped to hotels have contributed to the lowering of the Dead Sea’s water levels


The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west. Its surface and shores are 430.5 meters (1,412 ft) below sea level,[4][6] Earth’s lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 304 m (997 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With a salinity of 342 g/kg, or 34.2%, (in 2011), it is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean and one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. It was one of the world’s first health resorts (for Herod the Great), and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products

The Dead Seawater has a density of 1.24 kg/ liter, which makes swimming similar to floating.