Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Paths

Glimmers of a dying mans souls cascade down my face. My lips are cracked and bleeding from crying out in anguish over what we have become. My shoulders are stooped from carrying  the weight of man’s self imposed oppression. My legs are bowed from the endless walking on towards a destiny that I do not know. My feet have faltered for the road is lost to me. My heart has burst for the lack of caring that we have shown towards our fellow man.
Tears of a joyful man’s soul run like a river down my cheeks. My lips uplifted in joy thinking about the potential of what we can be . My shoulders straight and proud because this country, for all its problems, is still the most free on earth. My legs take long strides towards the goal of equality for all, no matter who they may be. My feet take me straight on towards heaven gate, where all people are welcome. My heart bursts with pride for all the people that hold kindness and trust as their guiding virtues.
There is only one path before you and it’s your own. It’s not a republican thing, or a democrat thing, or a liberal thing, or a conservative thing. It’s whatever you want it to be. Right now, before you, are a myriad of doors, just waiting to be opened. No matter which one you choose, it’s never to late to open another door, to choose a better path.
History binds your life together. However, it does not determine your life. Study it, learn from it, but don’t let it control you. Destiny is a fallacy created by the weak minded to justify abhorrent behavior. You have the ability to determine your own path. If you choose to shackle your mind, the choice is yours and yours alone.

Friday, March 4, 2011

To All Caregivers

Emotional pain can be just as strong as physical pain, if not more so. Please do not forget the reason that you hopefully got in to the medical profession. I know that to a certain degree you have to harden yourself to the patient’s pain, but please don’t harden your hearts as well.
Most of the people that we have come across in my wife’s care have been wonderful and caring people. The rest have been obnoxious, uncaring, callous individuals whose only concern seems to be getting a paycheck. Be vigilant to help weed these hypocrites out.
To the majority of the men and women in the health care profession, you have my deepest and sincere appreciation. I know a lot of times patients may make you feel unappreciated, but when you are in constant pain and scared of what the next day may bring, it is understandable.
I hope you know that the spouses and parents of these individuals thank God every day for your caring, your professionalism, and your understanding in these very trying of circumstances.