Thursday, January 26, 2012

Quote for the Day

It is better to have someone walk away from you than all over you.  ~Rules of a Lady

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Quote for the Day

Sometimes you have to walk away from what you want to find what you deserve. ~Rules of a Lady

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Quote for the Day

In the wild, the most beautiful creatures are usually the most poisonous and deadly. Humans are no exception.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Quote for the Day

Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

Italian Cruise Ships, Human Body Parts, and Aliens

The state of the world these days has me somewhat grateful for my seemingly minor problems.  Cruise ship captains are putting thousands of people's lives in danger, and then very blatantly lying about abandoning ship.  Human body parts are being found in parks.  Grandmothers are stabbing their grandchildren.  It just goes on and on.  Every morning when I wake up, make my coffee, and settle in to my office chair, the headlines make me do nothing more than shake my head at the deluge of stupidity and selfishness that floods them.  It makes me think that if there are aliens, and I truly believe there are - it's actually quite arrogant of us to think we are alone in the Universe - it's no wonder they only stop by to visit now and then, and then leave.  They must be checking to see if we've wised up yet, and when it's apparent we very obviously have not, they get away from us as fast as possible.  No doubt shaking their heads and laughing at our continued determination to destroy ourselves and our habitat.

I truly believe, without a doubt, the cause of what happened to me is a direct result of how badly things have become with the human race.  It seems like all we do is consume, and most of the time have no regard for what it is we are consuming.  We put chemicals in everything, including our food, and then we wonder why there are new diseases and disorders popping up faster than we can keep track.  Our own bodies are attacking themselves in defense of what we are doing to them.  It's as if our immune systems are attempting suicide because they just don't know what else to do and have lost all hope.  Just walking out our front door puts so much stress on our immune system, it's literally a miracle we live through each day.  Considering our bodies and their functions are basically miracles on their own, it's nothing short of abuse that we take advantage and dump so much junk into them like they are nothing more than a dumpster for our trash.

I'm as guilty as the next person of putting things in my body that don't belong simply because it tastes good.  I have managed to quit smoking, drinking alcohol, and doing drugs, but my diet coke addiction should be next on the list.  Replacing diet coke with water is probably as close to torture as I'll come (although some moments in ICU left little to be desired).  I have picked up a much healthier addiction to Chai tea, but nothing in this world can replace the taste and feel of an ice cold diet coke on one of those days when I'm jamming out to music and power-cleaning my apartment.  Oh diet coke, how I love thee. 

Nonetheless, we, as human beings, need to pay closer attention to what we put in our bodies.  It's obviously affecting not only our physical health, but our mental health as well.  Afterall, body and mind are as one.  Maybe if we can just start with what goes in our bodies, then we can work on all the other chemicals and junk we put on them.  The world right now kind of feels like when I was a teenager and my room was a complete disaster - so bad you couldn't even see the floor - and I would just stare at it from the doorway completely overwhelmed and wondering "where do I begin?"

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Quote of the Day

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." ~ Plato

Inspired by Tripp Roth and his mother. Tripp passed away yesterday, he was exactly 2 years and 8 months old. 

Just when we think our lives are difficult, we can be reminded that others out there are not only struggling too, but some are struggling with unimaginable pain.

My prayers are with you Courtney Roth.  May God hold Tripp in His arms just as you did.

"EBing a Mommy"  - Courtney Roth's blog


I find myself at a stalemate lately. Not just with my blog, but life in general. I spent basically an entire year in my apartment, not really doing much, or going many places, and now that it's a new year, I think it's time for a new me. The "me" that was 2011 has to go.

I have been assessing my strength; thinking back to when I first began and how extremely difficult it was to do even the smallest of chores. I can honestly say I've come a very long way. I might not be running marathons quite yet, but I'm definitely on the right track.

Although still using a walker, I have plans to graduate to my crutches. Since it's winter here, and slippery outside most of the time, I will still use the walker outdoors, but it's time to say goodbye. It has become to "easy" for me. I lean on it too much, and I need to push myself to use my muscles. I will use the crutches indoors, and when Spring rolls around I will hopefully be strong and confident enough to venture outdoors with the crutches and get rid of the walker all together.

I am very glad 2011 is over, and although it was a very tough year for me, I have let it go and am determined to move forward. Dwelling on the past is a waste of time and energy that can be much better spent focusing on making the changes neccessary to continue to get stronger and hopefully rid myself of all walking aids one day.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012