Wednesday, August 21, 2013

chew on this

"Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice." Proverbs 13:10

In preparing for the new school year, i uncovered some exciting information.  Besides paper, pencils and tissues, boxes of chewing gum need to be added to the classroom supplies list.

Did you know recent studies show chewing sugarless gum increases blood flow to the brain which can help memory and the ability to focus?!
Gum-chewing students had a 3 percent increase in their standardized math test scores compared with those who did not chew gum. Also, the students who chewed gum had better final grades compared with the non-chompers.

AND, students who chewed gum required fewer breaks, paid better attention and stayed quiet longer than those who did not.
AND, it decreased the appetite and desire to snack.
AND, that tale if you swallow gum it stays in your stomach for years? It's just that -- a tale. Actually, it's passed through the body, not digested.

Do you need to know more?  Not me.
I believe handing out chewing gum with tests or school supplies is a smart idea.

But the best advice of all is keep a prayerful, open heart for all entrusted in our care as we seek God's guidance daily. We are never too experienced to keep from learning new facts and Truths.  The proud are stiff jawed, and the humble chew.  Which one are you?

have a think-filled day!

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