Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Outfit Choices

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    Is it Murphy's law that if you wear a sloppy outfit, then you'll have more run-ins with people you know? I think its true. We all consider what we think the day has in store for us when we choose our clothes for the day. I think if you wear something you like then it will show thru in your mood and attitude.  Maybe I'm just showing my vain side but its important to care how you look.

It's Not Ours to Decide

The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. —Proverbs 15:2
     Well I sometimes watch The Dr. Oz show, if the topic interests me. Yesterday's show was on whether doctor assisted suicide should be legal or not.  I won't beat around the bush as to what my opinion is.  I believe its wrong and the most selfish act one can commit on earth.  I only watched part of the show, which did give both sides, but I get fed up with people being the devil's advocate. No one chooses to be born, God gave you life, so its not your right to end it.  Montel Williams was a guest on the show and told how he fell, on purpose, in front of a cab to try to end his life. The cab stopped in time but how guilt stricken would that cab driver been if he couldn't have stopped. Selfish. Another guest, who was completely disabled, talked of the life she used to have and the one she didn't have now. Yet what she was blessed with, two grown children, she was willing to depart from at her own choice. Selfish. One last guest that I'll mention was a completely disabled man who had thought about suicide but realized how much life had to offer, just in a more confined way of existence.
     Last year towards the end of my hospital stay, my doctor talked to me about hospice. I was totally shocked to say the least. Hospice, in my mind, was for patients that medicine could no longer help. Here I was giving my all, plus more and I'm supposed to agree to surrender? I told him the next day that to agree to hospice was like suicide to me. I was not ready to give up and there was still fight left in me.  The 'H' word has never been brought up again.  [I know hospice is a needed resource for many in desperate, end of life situations].
     There is always hope so don't give in to bad circumstances.  None of us can have the life and abilities of the past because whether its illness or age, we all slow down. Don't throw in the towel, just shake it off and use what ya got.