Wednesday, January 28

This too shall pass...

Choosing to stress over things that are outside of your span of control is pretty useless.

Case study: Husband and wife are used to always buying whatever they want and living comfortably. Husband loses job. Wife is the sole provider until husband finds new employment.

Decisions will affect your actions and actions will affect your habits and habits will affect your character.

The wife can decide to stress over her husband’s loss of “bread and butter” or she can choose (another decision) to be thankful that at least she is employed and the mortgage will still be paid. If she chooses the former and decides to stress, then the next step will be a series of actions that will cause fights and arguments. Those fights and arguments can get really dirty. As a result, husband or wife may experience feelings of unappreciation and begin to retaliate against those actions with other actions such as adultery. Adultery gives you a new character. The adulterer is now a liar and a cheat. All because a decision to be thankful verses being stressed was made.

Of course, this case is text book and not all things work out this way but …it could. Consider the next time you have an opportunity to stress out. Remember, the old cliché. “This too shall pass.”

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Friday, January 23

A Sad and Stressful Day

Death is something that we will all face some day. However, there's nothing as sad and stressful as losing a loved one to death.

So, I'm going to my best friend's grandmother's funeral. She was 88. I guess we should be thankful that she did get to live a long life. However, she died a painful and emotional death to cancer. I grew up with this woman. She loved my friend so. Sometimes I think she loved her more than her own daughters. I can only imagine the pain that my friend is going through. From this point I'll call her Taylor.

Taylor has been under a great deal of stress since she found out that grandma was sick. Those days of wondering if and when she'd never see grandma again were so very stressful. Then in the last moments when grandma was in the hospital, Taylor stayed with her hours each day and in the end when she finally went home to take a rest, grandma died. After all of that time, grandma died when she stepped away. Can you imagine the stress and guilt Taylor is feeling?

I share this story because many people experience losing a loved one while they are not physically together. I want to encourage you that, it's not your fault. No one knows the day or the hour of a person's final hours on this earth. Give yourself a break. I'm pretty sure that your loved one does not blame you for not being there.

I don't know whose heart this entry has touched. I just hope I encouraged someone and I pray that you do not stress or feel guilty over losing someone you loved.

Off to the funeral I go

Sunday, January 18

Magnetic Therapy to Relieve Pain

So, I was somewhat of a skeptic when I thought about using Magnets to relieve pain. I was wondering how on earth is this supposed to work. However, since there were no side effects I figured I'd try it.

I had foot surgery in November, 2008. The pain was not so bad at first. After all I was on Vicaden. Well, Vicaden is a controlled substance so I couldn't keep taking that for long. Soon after I stopped, I began to have this tingling numbing sensation in my right toe. It would burn like heck. I was unable to sleep at night. That's when I came across a website that sold Magnetic Therapy Products.

I spoke with someone at the company who recommended I purchase a Large magnet kit. I do so and when the magnets arrived I decided to put one on at bed time. I gotta tell you, at first I thought the pain was getting worse. For the first 5 minutes I was like dag this is burning. But then, after that first few minutes I began to notice that the numbness and burning sensation began to significantly decrease. I had no idea what was going on but I actually slept through the night and woke up with no pain.

Now, I'm sold. Magnetic Therapy is where it's at. I am not the biggest fan of pharmaceutical drugs so you can imagine how happy I was to find that Magnetic Therapy Products actually work!

So, if you are experiencing any pain or inflammation as a result of surgery, arthritis, injuries or whatever, I highly recommend using Magnetic Therapy Products!

Friday, January 16

Resilience Under Pressure

Hello People-

As I think about yesterday's jet crash landing into the Hudson River, I wonder do people really know how blessed they are? There's no stress like being submerged under water in an airplane. So, do you know some people actually got on a plane the next day? That's what I call resilience.

Folks, let's be real. Most of us will never be in a plane crash. Most people deal with every day stress such as not being able to pay the bills, or relationship tensions. Whatever it is, do you know that your stress is nothing compared to what those people went through yesterday.

We are living in a time where stress is at an all time high and people need to become more resilient under pressure. Things will only get worse......or will it? Maybe it's your outlook on life that determines your level of stress. Something to think about. Peace

Wednesday, January 14

New Beginnings

So, here we are in 2009. I can not believe we are almost to 2010.

With the close of another year is a time for new beginnings. Forgeting things that are behind and pressing forward to a brighter future. Well, of course your future won't be too bright if you live in the past. I think that people stress themselves out by holding on to old "junk"

Bishop TD Jakes once said, "Most people have an affair with their junk. People who are always saving things for a rainy day are having an affair with shoulda, could, woulda." Man, that's powerful. Think of all the stress you can avoid by just getting rid of your shoulda, coulda, woulda's?

I hope that in 2009, people will look at the fact that they are still alive (many didn't make it), still healthy (many got a bad diagnosis), and still employed (many, MANY were laid off) and take a moment and think of a cause to pause.

That's it. I'm out. Hit me up if you want to be a positive individual. If you want to be a stresser, keep stressing! Sometimes, it's your choice. Peace
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