Thank You Mum.

For mum. I miss you. I love you. All I have and all I feel Is all because of you All I reap is all I sow And love is our living proof Thank you for life Thank you for everything I stand here in Grace and Gratitude And I thank you … Seasons come…

Thoughtless Thursday: 8.22.19

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The Weekend Revisit Of: Listening Is Not Only With Your Ears

Last night, my wife and I went to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner. I sat looking at the menu and felt for fish. I very seldom eat fish at a restaurant because I don’t like how people cook it most of the time. As I looked at the fish and seafood selection on…

A Haunting At Work

I went into work today and when I got there, every single light was on in the place. There are a few lights that stay on over night, but they turn off automatically in the morning. I thought maybe there was a power spike over night and the lights malfunctioned, so I shut them all…

I Got Genetically Tested For Colon Cancer And It Got Me Thinking

My paternal grandmother, father and two paternal first cousins all died from colon cancer so I started having colonoscopies from an early age, 37. I had five so far and all have been good results. My doctor suggested that I get genetically tested to see if I carry the gene for colon cancer just like…

Could There Be Such A Thing As The Snowflake Blogger?

I have this blog now for nine years and one thing that I think is important is when I express my opinion, I leave an opening for my readers to share their own opinion. After all, I am asking you to read and take in my vast opinion on different things. More and more however,…

Nobody Knows Enough

It’s very easy for someone to look at the negative side of things, especially when you are living with a chronic illness like Sarcoidosis. Doctors a lot of time don’t exactly always give you the most positive prognosis and that is because they are working off of statistics. Each of us is an individual and…

The Weekend Revisit Of: “Just Another Day”

Today I performed my civic duty and answered my county’s summons to appear for jury duty. Why, if we are a democratic society, are forced to appear for this task? If it were truly democratic, then we should be allowed to volunteer. But that’s another blog altogether. My back is still hurting after a week and…

Think Before Playing The Hero

I stood in the aisle at the grocery, alone, looking at the different ice cream selections, trying to find the one with the least sugar, when out of the corner of my eye I noticed a small figure at the top of the aisle. I looked up and there was a young girl, about five,…

The Reality Of Gratitude

Gratitude. It’s a word easily tossed around by the positivity life coaches and people from all walks of life. You hear it over and over again – Have gratitude for all the good things in your life and be thankful to God, the universe, life. Express your gratitude always when you experience something good in…

The Weekend Revisit Of: Major Hang Ups

Have you ever accidentally hit the emergency button while your phone is locked and your phone stars to call 911? What do you do in that situation? Most people hang up quickly. Did you know that sometimes, even though you think you hung up in time, the call goes through to a 911 dispatcher and…

Finding And Letting Go Of An Old Friend

Just one last time. I decided to just do one more search. And there, after five or six years of random failed attempts to see if my best friend from culinary school was on Facebook, suddenly, there he was, out of the blue, at the top of the list. For the two years that we…

I Have Become Thin Skinned (My 1,000th Post!)

(This is my 1,000th post to this blog!) I scratched my cheek after closing the door behind the repair man and I could feel it running across my palm, down my wrist and onto my fore arm. The warm, wet, red liquid that is the lifeline of every human. The liquid, bright red and thin…

Catching My Breath

Today, like every day since I gave my mum a smartphone three years ago, I picked up my phone to send her a text. Every day I would text her to see how she was doing, send a pic of the snow or the rain so she could appreciate the warm tropical climate she lived…

A Revisit Of “Open Lung Biopsy – My Truth”

Twelve years ago today I officially began this journey with Sarcoidosis when I had an open lung biopsy. Four years afterwards I wrote about it. Once more I give you my experience of the worst operation I ever had, but as bad as the experience was, I never regret doing it. I finally gave in…

Is Everyone Deaf Or Do I Have Super Hearing?

I love music. I like all music except for jazz and rap. I listen mostly to pop music. I love any music with a good beat. I love to play music loudly in my car sometimes when it is a song I especially like. In spite of my love of loud music, there is a…

When You Realize That Life Is Just Awesome

Ever have a day when you wake up and realize just how truly blessed you are? I don’t just mean lucky to be alive. I mean truly and wonderfully blessed! A realization that stuff just falls into place for you no matter what! I woke up this morning and had that realization and it really…

Day 40 Of My Mantra Meditation “Challenge” Complete. 

I am practicing meditation for a few years now but mostly guided meditations and not everyday. A lot of the time I would fall asleep during it.  Today I finished a “test” (I prefer test over challenge) of doing a mantra meditation for forty days straight and I have not missed a day.  I will…

When It Rains, It Storms

I posted last time that my friend was going in for testing and they discovered that he has lung cancer. He is not in a really good place, but that is another story. Last week I got a call that my mother was having trouble breathing and that she was going to the nursing home…

The Most Selfish Thing A Person Can Do

I get daily emails of top news stories for my town and surrounding areas and in close proximity are two large bridges that span the mighty Hudson river and a major train line that goes into New York City. Every week, sometimes more than once a week, someone kills themselves by jumping off one of…