Thursday, November 22, 2012

Turkey Day

Thanksgiving would really be a fairly healthy eating day for me.  Turkey is a good, lean, high protein and all the fitness gurus say that it's a great meal choice.  Of course...adding on the extras in most holiday meals; like stuffing, gravy, taters, green bean casserole, pie, more pie, and just one more sliver of pie but I'll leave off the whipped cream this time so it's okay...kinda throws that idea out of whack.

I'll be working this Thanksgiving so the temptations of gorging will not be available.  Lots of people work today.  Nurses, police, firemen, all types of care providers.  We do it willingly because we understand it's part of the job.  People need us day and night, even on holidays.  Be thankful that there are such people.

Think about the poor and homeless as well.  Oh....we all think about them today and in just about every community there will be huge Thanksgiving feeds to the needy.  All well and good but these folks will need a meal tomorrow as well.  So, while you are enjoying your feast and being thankful that you can indulge for today, save up a tiny portion of your bounty and give it to somebody struggling with a great deal less during your mad spending frenzy tomorrow.

Just a thought.  Sorry to sound preachy.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Busy Today

No time today.  I'll be busy giving lectures to an engaged and rapt audience.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Already Gone

 Who doesn't love the Eagles?  What a great band.  Great songs.  One of my favorites is Already Gone, and my favorite line is the one in the photo above.

This is a very simple truth that most of us don't really "get".  We build our own chains in life.  Link by link, as Jacob Marley's ghost described in a Christmas Carol, we add years of chains...carrying them around in a desperate search for somebody or something to take them away.

Forgetting we have the key.

My wife lost a sister to suicide last week.  She struggled with depression for years and seems that it finally had taken it's toll.  I'm not wise enough to argue whether her choice was the right one or not.  I do wish that she had discovered her key while she still had time to free herself.

May we all find our keys in time.