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Activities of Daily Living

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is a real term used in healthcare that refers to daily basic self-care activities in an individual's residence, outdoor environment or both. The ability or inability that an individual performs their ADLs is a measure of the functional status of the individual, particularly the injured, those with disabilities and the elderly. Very young children require assistance from adults to perform ADLs since they have not yet developed the skills necessary to perform ADLs on their own.

Basic ADLs (bADLs) are the things we normally do such as bathing, dressing, feeding ourselves, functional mobility, personal hygiene and grooming. Instrumental ADLs (iADLs) are things such as housework, money management, preparing meals, shopping and work.

Sometimes we just need to go back to the rules of kindergarten to learn how to be nice to others and use Good manners again. And sometimes we just need to go back to the basics of the 'Activities of Daily Living' in order to take better care of ourselves and start living Life rightly again.

December 1, --
What do I pray for?

December 2, --
Where do I get my sustenance?

December 3, --
Do I walk the talk or do I just talk?

December 4, --
Why claim Faith if I really don't believe what I claim to have Faith in?

December 5, --
What do I feel called to do?

December 6, --
Under what subject matter am I the courier, the messenger or the speaker of information?

December 7, --
What is it that cripples my heart, my mind and my spirit?

December 8, --
How do I respond to 'a sign'?

December 9, --
What causes me to lose touch with my spirituality and wander off my spiritual progression path?

December 10, --
Do my actions and reactions reveal that I ignore or listen to what is being taught, spoken or shared?

December 11, --
Can I admit my own spiritual blindness?

December 12, --
How do I respond to the various roles that I am called to serve?

December 13, --
Am I in a spiritual sleep or a spiritual awakening?

December 14, --
What conversation or topics do I dodge so that I don't have to face the Truth?

December 15, --
How far into the future am I preparing?

December 16, --
Does my level of Faith hold me back or does it make me take a flying leap?

December 17, --
Where did I begin and what have I made of my Life since I began?

December 18, --
What has been my biggest responsibility to date and how did I handle it?

December 19, --
When was I rendered speechless because I needed to shut up and listen?

December 20, --
If I were chosen as the perfect example for something, what would it be?

December 21, --
Do I pay attention and trust when God is speaking to me, through me?

December 22, --
Can I see God's favor and mercy on me or am I just too hung up on myself?

December 23, --
What useful or Good thing do I feel so compelled to do that I couldn't stop doing it if I wanted to?

December 24, --
In what way (Good or bad) do I pave the way for others?

December 25, --
How do I respond to children?

December 26, --
Through my words and actions, how am I trying to influence others?

December 27, --
What is the capability of one small child?

December 28, --
How far will I go to protect children? Not just my child, but children?

December 29, --
Could it be, that my results are equal to the attention I give?

December 30, --
Have my choices and the way I have led my Life made me more hopeful or more cynical?

December 31, --
Lightly, enlightened, lightning, lightness, lighted, lighting . . what is the Light?

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