Sunday, 29 December 2013

CHRISTMAS at the Gas Station--A true meaning of Christmas

A true meaning of Christmas, my friend.

This is a wonderful reminder to be kind to others...for the spirit of Christmas is to give rather than receive. 

   CHRISTMAS at the Gas Station

The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn't been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away. It was just another day to him. He didn't hate Christmas, just couldn't find a reason to celebrate. He was sitting there looking at the snow that had been falling for the last hour and wondering what it was all about when the door opened and a homeless man stepped through. 

Instead of throwing the man out, Old George as he was known by his customers, told the man to come and sit by the heater and warm up. "Thank you, but I don't mean to intrude," said the stranger. "I see you're busy, I'll just go." 

"Not without something hot in your belly." George said. 

He turned and opened a wide mouth Thermos and handed it to the stranger. "It ain't much, but it's hot and tasty. Stew ... Made it myself. When you're done, there's coffee and it's fresh." 

Just at that moment he heard the "ding" of the driveway bell. "Excuse me, be right back," George said. There in the driveway was an old '53 Chevy. Steam was rolling out of the front.. The driver was panicked. "Mister can you help me!" said the driver, with a deep Spanish accent. "My wife is with child and my car is broken." George opened the hood. It was bad. The block looked cracked from the cold, the car was dead. 

"You ain't going in this thing," George said as he turned away. 

"But Mister, please help ..." The door of the office closed behind George as he went inside. He went to the office wall and got the keys to his old truck, and went back outside. He walked around the building, opened the garage, started the truck and drove it around to where the couple was waiting. "Here, take my truck," he said. "She ain't the best thing you ever looked at, but she runs real good." 

George helped put the woman in the truck and watched as it sped off into the night. He turned and walked back inside the office. "Glad I gave 'em the truck, their tires were shot too. That 'ol truck has brand new ." George thought he was talking to the stranger, but the man had gone. The Thermos was on the desk, empty, with a used coffee cup beside it. "Well, at least he got something in his belly," George thought. 

George went back outside to see if the old Chevy would start. It cranked slowly, but it started. He pulled it into the garage where the truck had been. He thought he would tinker with it for something to do. Christmas Eve meant no customers. He discovered the the block hadn't cracked, it was just the bottom hose on the radiator. "Well, shoot, I can fix this," he said to himself. So he put a new one on. 

"Those tires ain't gonna get 'em through the winter either." He took the snow treads off of his wife's old Lincoln. They were like new and he wasn't going to drive the car anyway. 

As he was working, he heard shots being fired. He ran outside and beside a police car an officer lay on the cold ground. Bleeding from the left shoulder, the officer moaned, "Please help me." 

George helped the officer inside as he remembered the training he had received in the Army as a medic. He knew the wound needed attention. "Pressure to stop the bleeding," he thought. The uniform company had been there that morning and had left clean shop towels. He used those and duct tape to bind the wound. "Hey, they say duct tape can fix anythin'," he said, trying to make the policeman feel at ease. 

"Something for pain," George thought. All he had was the pills he used for his back. "These ought to work." He put some water in a cup and gave the policeman the pills. "You hang in there, I'm going to get you an ambulance." 

The phone was dead. "Maybe I can get one of your buddies on that there talk box out in your car." He went out only to find that a bullet had gone into the dashboard destroying the two way radio. 

He went back in to find the policeman sitting up. "Thanks," said the officer. "You could have left me there. The guy that shot me is still in the area." 

George sat down beside him, "I would never leave an injured man in the Army and I ain't gonna leave you." George pulled back the bandage to check for bleeding. "Looks worse than what it is. Bullet passed right through 'ya. Good thing it missed the important stuff though. I think with time your gonna be right as rain." 

George got up and poured a cup of coffee. "How do you take it?" he asked. 

"None for me," said the officer.. 

"Oh, yer gonna drink this. Best in the city. Too bad I ain't got no donuts." The officer laughed and winced at the same time. 

The front door of the office flew open. In burst a young man with a gun. "Give me all your cash! Do it now!" the young man yelled. His hand was shaking and George could tell that he had never done anything like this before. 

"That's the guy that shot me!" exclaimed the officer. 

"Son, why are you doing this?" asked George, "You need to put the cannon away. Somebody else might get hurt." 

The young man was confused. "Shut up old man, or I'll shoot you, too. Now give me the cash!" 

The cop was reaching for his gun. "Put that thing away," George said to the cop, "we got one too many in here now." 

He turned his attention to the young man. "Son, it's Christmas Eve. If you need money, well then, here. It ain't much but it's all I got. Now put that pea shooter away." 

George pulled $150 out of his pocket and handed it to the young man, reaching for the barrel of the gun at the same time. The young man released his grip on the gun, fell to his knees and began to cry. "I'm not very good at this am I? All I wanted was to buy something for my wife and son," he went on. "I've lost my job, my rent is due, my car got repossessed last week." 

George handed the gun to the cop. "Son, we all get in a bit of squeeze now and then. The road gets hard sometimes, but we make it through the best we can." 

He got the young man to his feet, and sat him down on a chair across from the cop. "Sometimes we do stupid things." George handed the young man a cup of coffee. "Bein' stupid is one of the things that makes us human. Comin' in here with a gun ain't the answer. Now sit there and get warm and we'll sort this thing out." 

The young man had stopped crying. He looked over to the cop. "Sorry I shot you. It just went off. I'm sorry officer." 

"Shut up and drink your coffee " the cop said. 

George could hear the sounds of sirens outside. A police car and an ambulance skidded to a halt. Two cops came through the door, guns drawn. "Chuck! You ok?" one of the cops asked the wounded officer. 

"Not bad for a guy who took a bullet. How did you find me?" 

"GPS locator in the car. Best thing since sliced bread. Who did this?" the other cop asked as he approached the young man. 

Chuck answered him, "I don't know. The guy ran off into the dark. Just dropped his gun and ran." 

George and the young man both looked puzzled at each other. 

"That guy work here?" the wounded cop continued. 

"Yep," George said, "just hired him this morning. Boy lost his job." 

The paramedics came in and loaded Chuck onto the stretcher. The young man leaned over the wounded cop and whispered, "Why?" 

Chuck just said, "Merry Christmas boy ... and you too, George, and thanks for everything." 

"Well, looks like you got one doozy of a break there. That ought to solve some of your problems." 

George went into the back room and came out with a box. He pulled out a ring box. "Here you go, something for the little woman. I don't think Martha would mind. She said it would come in handy some day." 

The young man looked inside to see the biggest diamond ring he ever saw. "I can't take this," said the young man. "It means something to you." 

"And now it means something to you," replied George. "I got my memories. That's all I need." 

George reached into the box again. An airplane, a car and a truck appeared next. They were toys that the oil company had left for him to sell. "Here's something for that little man of yours." 

The young man began to cry again as he handed back the $150 that the old man had handed him earlier. 

"And what are you supposed to buy Christmas dinner with? You keep that too," George said. "Now git home to your family." 

The young man turned with tears streaming down his face. "I'll be here in the morning for work, if that job offer is still good." 

"Nope. I'm closed Christmas day," George said. "See ya the day after." 

George turned around to find that the stranger had returned. "Where'd you come from? I thought you left?" 

"I have been here. I have always been here," said the stranger. "You say you don't celebrate Christmas. Why?" 

"Well, after my wife passed away, I just couldn't see what all the bother was. Puttin' up a tree and all seemed a waste of a good pine tree. Bakin' cookies like I used to with Martha just wasn't the same by myself and besides I was gettin' a little chubby." 

The stranger put his hand on George's shoulder. "But you do celebrate the holiday, George. You gave me food and drink and warmed me when I was cold and hungry. The woman with child will bear a son and he will become a great doctor. 

The policeman you helped will go on to save 19 people from being killed by terrorists. The young man who tried to rob you will make you a rich man and not take any for himself. "That is the spirit of the season and you keep it as good as any man." 

George was taken aback by all this stranger had said. "And how do you know all this?" asked the old man. 

"Trust me, George. I have the inside track on this sort of thing. And when your days are done you will be with Martha again." 

The stranger moved toward the door. "If you will excuse me, George, I have to go now. I have to go home where there is a big celebration planned." 

George watched as the old leather jacket and the torn pants that the stranger was wearing turned into a white robe. A golden light began to fill the room. 

"You see, George ... it's My birthday. Merry Christmas." 

George fell to his knees and replied, "Happy Birthday, Lord Jesus."

This story is better than any greeting card.

Now clear the lump from your throat, blow your nose, and send this along to a friend of yours or someone who may need a reminder as to why we celebrate Christmas.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Sugar Shown to be Detrimental for Brain Health

the following article is from a recent issue of the Awarenesslife Inspire Newsletter for Dec 2013

"The Christmas season is wonderful in many ways. It is a season of charitable acts of kindness and brotherly love. It is a season of being more reflective about our own lives and about the many blessings that are ours. It is a season of forgiving and being forgiven. It is a season to enjoy the music and lights, parties and presents. But the glitter of the season should never dim our sight and prevent us from truly seeing the Prince of Peace in His majesty."
Dieter Uchtdorf

Sugar Shown to be Detrimental for Brain Health
A recent study about sugar reveals harmful effects that just can't be sugar-coated!
What if you knew that your sugar consumption, while it may please your palette for the moment, is contributing to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia?
For years, doctors have seen the link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Yet, now, according to this recent study, high blood glucose levels in any individual can carry with it the same risk.
The study was of patients at a large health care system in Washington state. The researchers tracked the blood glucose levels of 2,067 patients for seven years, none who had dementia at the beginning of the study.
The results showed that higher blood glucose levels are associated with a greater risk of dementia, even among people who don't have diabetes. The results of the study were published in The New England Journal of Medicine, where Dr. Paul Crane, the lead author and professor of medicine at the University of Washington was quoted. Dr. Crane said the study: "may have influence on the way we think about blood sugar and the brain."
It was found that, over the course of the study, about a quarter of the participants developed dementia of some kind, primarily Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia.
"We found a steadily increasing risk associated with ever-higher blood glucose levels, even in people who didn't have diabetes,"Dr. Crane said, and added that this was a consistent finding.
He said, "The association with dementia kept climbing with higher blood sugar levels and, at the other end of the spectrum, continued to decrease with lower levels."
While there is more to learn about the "why," there is enough evidence from this study and others to show that lowering blood sugar levels may be important for health.
As Dr. Medha Munshi, a geriatrician and endocrinologist who directs the geriatric diabetes program at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, said, the research "offers more evidence that the brain is a target organ for damage by high blood sugar."

These are all reasons that AwarenessLife Products contain little to no sugar!
Experience, SynergyDefense, PureTrim Truffles, Clear, and Female Balance all contain zero sugar.
PureTrim Shakes and Daily Complete taste incredible, and contain less than one gram of sugar!


take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

featuring the product "HARMONY"-Botanic Herbal liquid,

I would like to give a HUGE welcome to Gordon Conway of Courtenay, BC & Kevin & Liana Kennedy of Redmond Oregon as new distributors in Awarenesslife World Wide. Congratulations to both on their desire for better health and grow forward.  AWF

from a recent newsletter form Awarenesslife distributor Fred Saliken,

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE-.  featuring the product "HARMONY"-Botanic Herbal liquid, 
-This week from numerous requests of Distributors, we are featuring the product "HARMONY"-Botanic Herbal liquid, experience dramatic improvements in Mind, Body and Energy.

-Harmony is a Mediterranean natural organic food used for more than 285 years to help people experience dramatic improvements in mind, body, energy and spirit. The 19 delicately balanced, 100% natural ingredients in Harmony help your body to protect itself from environmental toxins and give you the optimal nourishment for improved overall function


Harmony supplies the vital amino acids, minerals and antioxidants (such as King Solomon Seed and Black Seed) necessary to maintain health. This unique product is 100% natural, and contains a delicately balanced combination of 19 natural ingredients, which help to support the immune system. You can take it directly or as a tea, many people enjoy mixing it into a glass of cold water or juice to create a healthy, refreshing beverage. It contains no preservatives, no artificial ingredients, and no caffeine. Due to the way Harmony is balanced, it can be taken on a daily basis for as long as desired. When taken as a dietary supplement, users have experienced dramatic improvements in mind, body and spirit.

Take one to two teaspoons a day, morning and afternoon, or as often as desired. Shake the bottle well before using the product, and refrigerate the bottle after it has been opened.

Take Harmony between meals for best results.

To make a special herbal tea, mix one to two teaspoons of Harmony in a cup of warm water.

"Give the product time and I'm sure you will see good results. If you didn't care of your body for 25 or 30 years you can't expect the Harmony to balance your body in half a day. Listen to your body and see how the Harmony slowly starts to give you energy and strength. When you stay consistent, in time you will see benefits if you stay with it. This is the best gift I can give to the whole world. This product has been in my family for centuries. It was passed down from father to son and now it is my turn, and I want to share it with the world. Harmony is truly a treasure." By Ahmad Aboukhazaal, Master Herbalist.

Here is a description of 4 of the 19 ingredients found in Harmony and what they have been know to help the body:

King Solomon's Seed-This rarely studied herb has been used by herbalists for a variety of ailments including, tuberculosis, diabetes, and wasting diseases. It is also used for piles, tumors, women's disorders and kidney diseases.

Thyme- Powerful antiseptic, often used in cases of anemia, insomnia, bronchial ailments and intestinal disorders. Also, relieves muscular pains and stimulates production of white blood corpuscles to resist infection.

Alfalfa- Helps in healing of allergies, arthritis, peptic ulcers, and stomach ailments. Also cleanses the kidneys and acts as a blood purifier.

Black Seed-Used since the 13th century to treat everything from arthritis, asthma, infections, kidney & liver function, circulation & resistance to diseases. Also helps with building the immune system

Humor: The Truth About Hugs, especially with the holiday season just around the corner.

"Hugs are non-fattening and they don’t cause cancer or cavities.

Hugs are all natural with no preservatives, artificial preservatives or toxic residue

Hugs are cholesterol-free, naturally sweet, 100% wholesome and a renewable resource

Hugs are easy to care for, they don’t require batteries, tune-ups or day-care

Hugs are non-taxable, fully returnable and energy-efficient

Hugs are safe in all kinds of weather

Hugs are especially good on cold or rainy days

Hugs are exceptionally effective for treating problems like bad dreams, disappointments and blue Mondays

Hugs are good for people of all ages, shapes and sizes

Hugs may be considered “politically incorrect” (which makes them even more delicious) but on the positive side, they are FUN!

Give someone a hug today – you’re almost sure to get one right back!"-Author Unknown

If you have questions in respect to the products or business of Awarenesslife Worldwide, kindly email or call us anytime, we are always here to help you.

We wish you and your family a most Blissful and Successful week.

Merry Christmas and a very Properous New Year of 2014

take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC
866 517 2113
jars924 @

Tuesday, 3 December 2013


Newsletter - Dec.  2013

Vol. 2,  Issue #7

               Travel & Cruise News and Items of Interest
               A Newsletter from Rosswin Travel, Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC
                       Business Opportunity:
                       A Pictorial View of the Comox Valley Blog: 

Hawaii here we come. Hawaii has a been on our bucket list for a couple of years and while studying for my Princess                         Commodore yearly exams I came across a mention of a 15 day cruse to Hawaii with a visit to each of the four ports                                         that the cruise ships can enter.   It is on the Grand Princess with five sea days going and five sea days coming back,                                         round trip from Vancouver, BC, a distance of 2, 703 miles As we love to just lounge on the ship the sea days will suit                                        us just fine.  The price was great and it did not take us long to secure an interior cabin.  We have been in a balcony                                           cabin on two of our cruises and barely used the balcony, certainly not worth the extra cost, at least for us.  We leave                                           the cabin in the morning and usually only return to change clothes or to sleep.  There are always activities to attend                                             and watch folks having fun doing what we wish were hd the courage to attempt.  We have not been on a cruise for                                                a couple of years and were due to go.  Admittedly the cruise is not until next October but the time will soon pass and                                          we will have something to look forward to. 
We thought about going to one of the islands for a vacation and then decided a cruise would give us an idea of the                                              different areas that comprise Hawaii.  We have a full day at most of the ports. If we like a particular Island then we                                            can always come back for a vacation and spend a few days or a week or more.  
If any one would like more information on this cruise please contact me at


The following information & pictures are from the 
Princess Cruise Line web site.

The 4 ports we will be stopping at:

Kauai (Nawiliwili), Hawaii

The fourth largest island in the Hawaiian group, Kaua'i is known as the "Garden Island." The terrain ranges from the volcanic slopes of Mt. Waialeale and the desert-like beauty of Waimea Canyon to the Wailua River's lush Fern Grotto. Ironically this once isolated island was the site of the first meeting between Europeans and Hawaiians. On January 19, 1778, Captain James Cook anchored his ships off the mouth of the Waimea River, becoming the first in a long line of enthusiastic visitors.

Kaua'i was never conquered by the great warrior King Kamehameha.

take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC