Ways to keep your brain cells active

If you want to keep your brain cells active, try some of the following exercises: read the newspaper upside down, do cross-word puzzles, try writing poems (if you are not good at that, do it anyway just for yourself, until you think it is good enough to share with others), buy a descant recorder and the instruction book and learn to play it.  It is easy to learn music this way and it stimulates the brain!  Put a book to the mirror and try to read the text that you see in the mirror and finally make a list of ten items and try to memorize them, then see if you can remember them. Write them down and check them against your list to see how you went.

Loretta Young

The following story was told by the late Father Aeden McGrath an Irish missionary priest at a talk which he gave in Sydney, Australia.  Father McGrath was in China during World War II when the Japanese Army were in the country.  The Japanese were advancing toward the area where his parish was located. The local women were terrified of what was going to happen when the Japanese soldiers arrived. They begged Father McGrath who was a very short man to protect them.  There was very little that he could do. He prayed to Our Lady for help.  The Japanese soldiers arrived.  The Japanese sergeant had a big crush on Loretta Young the Hollywood actress, who he had seen in movies. He was keen to find out if Father McGrath had ever met Loretta Young.  As a matter of fact Father McGrath had met her, probably through association with Father Patrick Peyton (the founder of the Family Rosary Crusade). The sergeant ordered his soldiers to leave the people in peace, because Father McGrath knew Loretta Young!
This is one of the stories in my book: Help from heaven (Answers to prayers). The book can be read free on-line by pressing here