Pain can change many things in a person’s life. It can have a big impact as to the outcome of your life.
“We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain ” – Alan Watts
Pain can be a gut wrenching experience. It can cause someone to give up and hope that death comes knocking on their door. It can turn one to drugs, alcohol, self mutilation. It can totally destroy your life if you let it. It’s in your hands as to whether you overcome it or fail. It’s not an easy road. The road is filled with jubilation, disappointment, setbacks, trials, tribulation, and heartbreak. Once you become determined and overcome the pain you will be rewarded by cruising down the road of jubilation.
“We can alleviate physical pain, but mental pain, grief, despair, depression, dementia – is less accessible to treatment. It is connected to who we are – our personality, our character, our soul if you like. –
People have many different ways that they cope with pain. It doesn’t matter how you handle it as long as your method is successful. If you find that you can’t do it by yourself then please don’t be afraid to seek help and get counseling. It doesn’t mean that your weak it means you are smart enough to understand that you can’t go it alone.
It can be pain caused from losing someone close to you to death. It can be a divorce or break up. Being bullied can cause unimaginable pain. They all have one thing in common. That is that you can overcome any one of them.
“To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.” – Charlie Chaplin
“Life is short. You have to be able to laugh at our pain or we never move on.” – Jeff Ross
We become a prisoner of pain until we learn to let go and move on with our lives. We have to refuse to hold on to pain while releasing fear and hurt. You can use this new energy to start a new chapter in your life instead of letting it hold you back.
It was a beautiful morning to hit the lake. The temp was perfect and Mother Nature had began painting the countryside with the colors of red bud, dogwood, honey locust and various wild flower blossoms.
The wind however was gusting to 30 mph making it hard to fish. There were a few folks catching crappie but I was after the largemouth bass.
I guess Wayne’s Diner didn’t serve up what they wanted. I did finally manage to catch a bass and a crappie.
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Later that day I rigged my poles for catfish but they must have not liked what I was serving because I didn’t even get a bite.
All in all it was a great day. I am hopelessly addicted to the water and fishing. I guess there could be worse things to be addicted to.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.” – Oscar Wilde
For those who don’t know me I retired from horseshoeing and took a job as a grounds keeper for 3 cemeteries located in Farmington, MO. As I go about cutting the grass I often wonder about the people buried there and what they were like when they were alive.
There was the body of a man that came into the mortuary. Very little information came with him. The funeral director tried their best to find family members but to no avail. All they basically knew was his birth date and death date and that he was married. The only option left for the funeral director was to bury him instead of cremation.
The owner of the mortuary wanted to find someone to say some words over him before he was lowered into his final resting place. So I volunteered for the job.
In putting together some words for a service my mind began to wonder about who he was. What did he do in life? Did he die alone? What kind of person was he? Did he have any family left? So many questions that I will never know the answer to.
The funeral was held the Thursday before Good Friday. I was pall bearer and minister and went back to cutting grass after the funeral. A worker for the vault company and two grave diggers were the other pall bearers. RIP! So much mystery and no answers.
The gentleman was lowered into the ground around 10:40 a.m.. l went back to cutting grass. Around noon I looked back and noticed an older lady standing at the grave. I started to go talk to her but then I realized she had her reasons and I respected that and kept cutting grass. After a few minutes she left. I still wonder who she was but was happy somebody who obviously knew him came to send him off. Life mysteries.
It seems that with new technology comes more tech thieves. I myself became a victim of tech thieves. First time was my tax return second time was my debit card.
My debit card was used in South Carolina and North Carolina at Pilot truck stops. The crazy thing is my debit card was still in my wallet. I live in Missouri.
Thieves are using what is called credit card skimmers and they are actually more efficient than our government at stealing from us. The skimmers attach quickly and are sometimes used in conjunction with a small camera that records your PIN number. Between the skimmer information and your pin number they have enough to clone your card and make a fraudulent debit/credit card.
A few things to look for when using your card:
A credit card reader that sticks out past the panel.
Parts of the credit card reader are loose or move when jiggled.
A security seal that has been voided.
A pin pad that is thicker than normal.
WARNING! Look out for credit card skimmers anywhere and everywhere but the places thieves prefer are gas stations and ATMs.
I advise that you check your accounts weekly (I check my checking and savings accounts daily), watch where you shop, always check the ATM out thoroughly before you use it
. If someone approaches you and tells you they can “clean” your magnetic strip and make it work better tell them no. Instead of paying at the pump I recommend you pay inside.
Last but not least if you suspect that your have become a victim contact your bank immediately and get your card shut down. NI hope I was able to help some of you. Be careful out there.
Spread the love and be kind to one another.
I live in southeast Missouri and kayaking has become very popular. On the weekends the area rivers become very crowded with kayakers. I see so many that aren’t wearing life jackets. I myself used to be one of them. One day I just happened to put it on and ended up dumped in class II water and if it wasn’t for my life jacket I would have drowned.
For those of you who don’t know the water classes:
A – Lake water; still
Class I – Easy smooth water, light ruffles, clear passages, occasional sand banks and gentle curves
Class II – Moderate
Class Iii – moderate difficult
Class IV – Difficult
Class V – extremely difficult
Class VI – extraordinarily difficult
Safety devices have a purpose in life and are there to keep you safe.
I know they are cumbersome and can get in the way but they can save your life. There are those in your life that would appreciate you using one.
I have been boating and kayaking for 50 years. Never came close to drowning until that one dreadful day. It wasn’t the first time I had been dumped. Unfortunately when learning something new unplanned things happen due to the lack of experience.
Just keep in mind when you get in that kayak or boat that the decision as to jacket or not could be a life saving decision.
In closing I would like to remind everyone that if you pack it to the river take it home with you. Please don’t leave your trash on the river or lake. Keep our water ways clean.
Spread the love and be kind to one another. “