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Drinking my Medicine

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oh yummy!

yummy!

can you read/sense my sarcastic tone!??

 

(medicine aka self-discipline/self-control/reality check(s))

 

i don’t like the taste…much, but hey, i have faith/trust ultimately its good for me.

 

{WHY DO I ? HAVE TO CARE…so MUCH!!}

may be i’d rather feel than be apathetic/complacent.

 

5/5/17 @ 9:12 p.m.

(had a really good productive day 2/ accomplished a lot! of what i would term “good” mostly known as compassionate stuff)

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Recycle Day

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YAY!:) it’s recycle day! aka Thursday..(yeah, i’m probably the only weirdo;) on my block…who gets pumped UP to see the recycle truck stopping in front of my house taking my recyclables away!-Hooray; i LOVE organization.) Usually over-stuff my GIANT bin (when in the middle of organizing projects aka simplifying my life) and this morning, it wouldn’t close and alas, some bottles failed to make it in the truck spilling on the grass.  (UGH!, was hoping everything would go.) Scooped them up and bottles will wait in the bin till…(or IF my kids find some creative use before next week).

oh yeah, joanie’s ostensibly making small talk…how else do you (politely/tactfully/indirectly) get around to the BIG talk?!…and/or get mind off of big grief/worries/stress/concerns, etc?

FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN DO

(not sweating the big stuff while fretting over the small stuff?!;)

BIG stuff…

will my new kitty make it? will my old friend (cousin) make it?

will the planet make it?

will my oldest daughter make it? (safely…in time…to pick up my youngest from school.)

etc.

etc,

etc.,

will i make it?

PEACE!:)

 

 

10/27/16 @ 2:57 p.m.

 

 

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Thinking about: What, Where and Who?

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I was thinking about…

THINKING about

–You :)–

and then thought

NO!

Why let myself/my mind/my heart…..go……………………………………………………….there/their

to (a) place(s)

i “may” never come back from

A L I V E

(emotionally or otherwise)

though

believe me please (aka it’s true)

when

i

say

I WOULD DIE FOR YOU and

probably/potentially (already) am

s~l~o~w~l~y (and otherwise)

of (a)

broken/mostly MENDED Heart…

THANK GOD…i am FIXED!…as in: (according to an on-line identity/description/definition of “fixed”)

fastened, attached, or placed so as to be firm and not readily movable; firmly implanted;
rendered stable or permanent, as color.
set or intent upon something; steadily directed: a fixed stare.
definitely and permanently placed: a fixed buoy; a fixed line of defense.
not fluctuating or varying; definite: a fixed purpose.
(You know: “eyes on the prize”)

i can only

L O V E

for now…(and)

HOPE  FULLY

in fixing/healing

You/Others…then!

when

i’m a fully functioning mind:  (aka absolute compassion (among other things))

(!HALLELUJAH!)

this is what i’m thinking:

“Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are of serious concern, whatever things are righteous, whatever things are chaste/pure, whatever things are lovable, whatever things are well-spoken-of, whatever things are virtuous, and whatever things are praiseworthy, continue considering/or thinking about/meditating on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

Plus, the fresh air and sunshine is my disinfectant/(healer) as well:  recently read this in Awake! March 2015 excerpt: (my highlights)

 The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes that natural ventilation, which includes outside air flowing through a building, is important for infection control. Indeed, WHO guidelines published in 2009 encourage use of such natural ventilation as an effective measure in reducing the risk of infection at health-care facilities.

Studies conducted at a United Kingdom Ministry of Defence site provide some answers. Scientists there were trying to establish how long the air would remain dangerous if a biological weapon armed with harmful bacteria were exploded over London. To determine the viability of airborne pathogens, the researchers anchored E. coli microorganisms to threads of spider silk and exposed them to the open air. The experiment was performed at night, since it was known that sunlight kills these bacteria. What were the results?

Some two hours later, nearly all the bacteria were dead. Yet, when the bacteria were kept in a closed box in the same location and at the same temperature and humidity, most of them were still alive past the two-hour mark. Why? Evidently, something about being in the open air kills germs. This so-called open-air factor has not been clearly identified. However, researchers point to a compound that occurs naturally in open air and that “acts as a natural disinfectant against pathogens or germs that lurk in the atmosphere.”

Sunlight also has natural disinfecting properties. The Journal of Hospital Infection explains that “the majority of microbes that cause airborne infections cannot tolerate sunlight.

 My beloved/(country) grandma, resting in PEACE, Ella Mae Love-Wil—-, liked/sang this song & it (always) reminds me of Her (and Other Loved Ones! and my (long-gone) city youth and past New Hampshire Mountain family (camping) vacations)!

 

 

(published 12/30/14 @ 11:43 a.m.)

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Choking, Gagging, Regurgitating

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shallow water knows no worries

worries???

well, not the worries of losing endless time………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

losing endlessness and identity…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

yeah, that’s it..how easy would that (life) be?!

it’s all a cooking show…huh?…..?

blogging, writing, publishing, etc., etc., etc.

(to edit or not)

to bake or not

(to eat or not)

to gag

choke

regurgitate

BURPING UP RECYCLED DOG FOOD

wow!…life must be care-free when all you have to do

is write an “easy” popular recipe–(a crowd pleaser)

and set a table

with rust..painted silver…ware

and perfectly steamed, wrinkle-free cloth napkins

to wipe the fake caviar from dry-cracked lips

Got any salt?! salt makes everything taste better, right?

even poison?!

me: a simple mind needs “SALT” for preservation (and for other reasons)

PASS the SALT PLEASE!!:)

Salt means “TRUST” (among other valuable things) to me:

SALT has been described as being “born of the purest parents, the sun and the sea.” That is certainly true of salt produced by solar evaporation from seawater.

Although our bodies need very little of it, salt is essential to the life and health of both people and animals. We think of it perhaps as simply the white substance used to enhance the flavor of food. Yet, it serves many other useful purposes, such as in chemical, textile, and metallurgical industries. ~excerpted Born of the Purest Parents (2006, Awake! December, pp.16-17)

Salt also became a symbol of stability and permanence. Therefore, in the Bible a binding covenant was called “a covenant of salt,” the parties often eating a meal together, with salt, to seal it. (Numbers 18:19)

Interesting Historical Facts

Throughout history, salt (sodium chloride) has been such a precious commodity that wars were even fought over it. One of the contributing causes of the French Revolution was the high tax on salt imposed by Louis XVI. Salt was also used as a valuable medium of exchange. Moorish merchants traded salt for gold, gram for gram, and some central African tribes used slabs of rock salt as money. The English word “salary” comes from the Latin salarium (from sal, salt), referring to the early Roman soldier’s wages, part of which was an allowance of salt. The Greeks paid for slaves with salt, giving rise to the expression “not worth his salt.”

From early times man learned to extract salt from natural brines, seawater, and rock salt. An ancient Chinese treatise on pharmacology deals with more than 40 kinds of salt and describes two methods of extracting salt that are amazingly similar to those used today. For instance, solar energy is used to extract salt from seawater at the largest solar saltworks in the world, which is located on the shores of the Bahía Sebastián Vizcaíno in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Interestingly, it has been estimated that if all the oceans in the world were completely dried up, “they would yield at least 4.5 million cubic miles [19 million cubic km] of rock salt, or about 14.5 times the bulk of the entire continent of Europe above the high-water mark,” according to the Encyclopædia Britannica. ~excerpted Salt a Precious Commodity (2002, Awake! June, pp. 14-15)

When You get rid of all salt? What taste is left?

blah, blah, blah!!!

WHAT I AM ?..

s~w~i~m~m~i~n~g in salt…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………😉

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