Welcome back Team David followers,
We are slowly making it through the final week of August. The heat has started to build, but that is fine with me as I feel we need a little drying out from our summer rains. I have to keep in mind the hurricane season will not officially be over until the end of November. The Gulf of Mexico has been strangely calm so far this year and I hope it continues until then.
I want to continue everyone for your kind words of support and sharing of my blogs. It truly amazes little ole me as I realize I have influenced and touched so many people from around the globe. It brightens my day up a little brighter to read all the positive thoughts and comments. I enjoy reading the positive spirit which emits from the words and adding them to my collection.
I am being educated myself on some of the other major maladies which inflict our society. It appears the common thread which runs through us all is the same prescription written by our physicians for positive attitude and laughter. I couldn’t agree anymore with the adage laughter is the best medicine. It provides me a release valve to deal with my stress and fears. Yes, I am like everyone else and I have those also. I am working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control on a theory that being positive role model may be contagiously healthy for everyone, especially to Hospice patients. “A laugh a day keeps Death away.” Is my daily motto.
As August is slowly winding down, I continue to salute the lonely month of no holidays by honoring today as Global Forgiveness Day. A day set aside to forgive and forget. I wish it could be as easy to achieve for world peace, but I will allow another platform that stage. For starters, I would like to forgive all of the medical doctors who said I would already be pushing up daisies by now. I would also like to forgive the pharmaceutical manufacturers for charging the taxpayers outrageous amounts for chemotherapy drugs. I would like to forgive the emergency room nurse at Vanderbilt who thought it would be a good idea to pour alcohol into a 10 inch wound. Finally, I would like to forgive Miley Cyrus’s managers for their approval of a positive role model “gone wild tweaking” at the VMA’s, just saying…..
On the flip side, I would like for the passengers on a Southwest fight from Orlando in 2007 to please forgive me for causing such a ‘stink’ when my ostomy broke. No the smell wasn’t the latrine backing up, but me. I would also like for apologize to any medical personnel who I might have been a little curt with during my illness. Finally, I would like to forget the taste of liquid yellow potassium to be permanently deleted from my brain. I know the medicine was to make me feel better, but it smelled like, umm, how shall we say, equine urine, the taste of the salty liquid only added to my imagery.
I try really hard at being positive 99% of the time. It’s not easy when I get down to the last 1% level of stress and the pressure builds up. I have the patience of Job, but when my body has an estimated 100 billion nerves running throughout, and when that one individual who seems to be getting down on my last one, look out. I will snap crackle, and pop.
Okay folks, I was long winded yesterday so I will cut this blog short. The evening is fast approaching and I have a pot of beef-red bean and rice on the stove for supper. Everyone have a great evening.
Go Team David!
Stay positive until tomorrow…
My doctors warned me repeatedly that if you don’t stay positive, you don’t do well.
- Vince Flynn
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