The Human Touch

This came from Facebook.

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I had spent an hour in the bank with my dad, as he had to transfer some money. I couldn’t resist myself & asked…

”Dad, why don’t we activate your internet banking?”

”Why would I do that?” He asked…

”Well, then you wont have to spend an hour here for things like transfer.

You can even do your shopping online. Everything will be so easy!”

I was so excited about initiating him into the world of Net banking.

He asked ”If I do that, I wont have to step out of the house?

”Yes, yes”! I said. I told him how even grocery can be delivered at door now and how amazon delivers everything!

His answer left me tongue-tied.

He said ”Since I entered this bank today, I have met four of my friends, I have chatted a while with the staff who know me very well by now.

You know I am alone…this is the company that I need. I like to get ready and come to the bank. I have enough time, it is the physical touch that I crave.

Two years back I got sick, The store owner from whom I buy fruits, came to see me and sat by my bedside and cried.

When your Mom fell down few days back while on her morning walk. Our local grocer saw her and immediately got his car to rush her home as he knows where I live.

Would I have that ‘human’ touch if everything became online?

Why would I want everything delivered to me and force me to interact with just my computer?

I like to know the person that I’m dealing with and not just the ‘seller’. It creates bonds of Relationships.

Does Amazon deliver all this as well?”’

Technology isn’t life..

Spend time with people .. Not with devices.

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Being Lonely

This is from Facebook.

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Gladwire

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I know how this can be. There have been some people that I used to go to nursing homes and help with them. For whatever reason, they either didn’t have any visitors, or only one or two, here and there. I would go every day and visit with them and feed them. I usually stayed until time for them to go to bed for the night. After I had a shoulder replacement, I was in a nursing home myself. There were some good friends that visited me as often as they could, but it was still lonely sometimes. This was especially true when it was rainy for a few days and my friends couldn’t come to visit with me.
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On Difficult Days

This is from Facebook. It’s so True. Even if you don’t really want to talk about the situation, or talk at all for that matter, it’s still easier to go through when you have a friend by you.

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Donna Mowrey Thomas

“Today was a Difficult Day,” said Pooh.

There was a pause.

“Do you want to talk about it?” asked Piglet.

“No,” said Pooh after a bit. “No, I don’t think I do.”

“That’s okay,” said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend.

“What are you doing?” asked Pooh.

“Nothing, really,” said Piglet. “Only, I know what Difficult Days are like. I quite often don’t feel like talking about it on my Difficult Days either.

“But goodness,” continued Piglet, “Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you’ve got someone there for you. And I’ll always be here for you, Pooh.”

And as Pooh sat there, working through in his head his Difficult Day, while the solid, reliable Piglet sat next to him quietly, swinging his little legs…he thought that his best friend had never been more right.”
A.A. Milne

Sending thoughts to those having a Difficult Day today and hope you have your own Piglet to sit beside you 🧡

Something Wrong With The Phone

I copied this from Facebook too, just like so many lately. Anybody that has a loved one that lives alone or is in another state alone, the other relatives might consider calling them every few days. Not only do they feel like they have been abandoned so to speak, but unless you call them, because that possibly can’t call you and are worrying if you are OK.I know from experience that being the only family member in another state can be very lonely, and depressing. Usually, id anyone does the calling, I call them. Just once in a while they will call me.

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Faith Doesn’t – From Kelly’s Tree House

I got this poem from Facebook. There are two names on it.”Ladybug Healing at 7:52 AM” and Kelly’s Tree House. It really gives you something to think about.

Faith Doesn’t

     Faith doesn’t always

take you out of the problem,

Faith takes you

through the problem

Faith doesn’t always

take away the pain,

Faith gives you the ability

to handle the pain.

Faith doesn’t always

take you out

of the storm, Faith calms

you in the midst

of the storm.

AMEN

  This poem says so much in just a little bit of space and with not even

one hundred words. People always talk about a picture being worth a

thousand words, but this poem is worth more than that. Did you get chills

when you read it? I sure did.

I just hope that it spoke to you as much as it spoke to me. I am a very

sensitive person, and there are many times when different things have

spoken to me in different ways. I think this one spoke to me so loudly

because of everything that the whole world is going through right now.

It’s not just the United States of America.

My hope is that by sharing it with you, you may have some peace of

mind about things that we can’t control.

About the only thing that we can do is to obey the quarantine that

the government has imposed on us. I have read so many stories

about funerals, birthday parties, and even Church services where

many people have congregated against the mandates of the quarantine.

The end result in all of them has been many deaths and some survivors,

and only one to five survivors and the rest of the people that attended

the function, died within a few hours to a week.

From what I gather with the news, we may be in the downward slope of

this wicked disease. It seems like more people are being discharged

than before, and not as many victims are being admitted as before.

I hope and pray that the articles I have read and the news I have

heard are all correct. There has not been anything this bad in my

lifetime. With me being in the older generation during this pandemic,

I am very afraid. However, I have seen articles where infants as

young as three days old, and six months old have been stricken

with it. But at the beginning the news said infants less than one

year old should have good immune systems because of their

ages.

I have been from the start, and will be until the end of this pandemic,

felt so sorry for the family members that have not even been

able to tell their loved ones “Goodbye.” and/or that they were loved

so much and would be greatly missed when they passed away.

I’m going to stop here and keep praying for the Love of God to

hold me in the palms of His hands. I know once I pray that

prayer, and God has me in His palms, that nobody and nothing

can pluck me out of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19

The times we are living in right now will obviously go down in history. As to whether it is going to end up basically positive or if it will end up being one of the worst things in our history, so far as sicknesses go, can not be stated, until it is all over and things are back to some resemblance of normal. Unfortunately, even if it ends up positive it will not matter to those who lost their jobs or even worse their lives or a family member’s life.

It’s at times like these that everybody finds out just what people are made of. Will they be there to do things to help out, will they become hermits, or will they just act like nothing is wrong and just continue doing the same things we do every day, or will they be real crazy and test out what ever they are told not to do and do it anyway.

Here I am wondering about the other guy, because the other guy could pass the disease on to me if he’s not doing what he’s been told to do. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt what I’m going to do, exactly what the President of the United States told us to do, stay in until the danger has passed, and if I must go out, use a mask that has been approved and gloves so that I wont become contaminated by other people that are not following the guidelines that have been set out for us to do.

There is no way to understand why some people will not follow instructions and guidelines set by the President. Most businesses are not supposed to be open at all, and the ones that will be allowed to be open have certain guidelines to follow. There are even some states that are not closing their borders like they were told to do.

 

there is no telling what it will take for these law defying Americans to wake up the the super intense danger that COVID-19 poses. It is like cancer in that it is no respecter of race, national origin, age, education or anything. But the main difference is that this kills a person so much faster than most cancers do. I know that there are some people that have died in a very short time once they were diagnosed, but most of the cancer patients do get to see their family and usually can say their goodbyes. On the other hand this COVID-19 is so bad that the people that have it are not allowed any visitors and nobody in the family can even say their goodbyes. Why?, you might ask. Because the patients with COVID-19 are put on ventilators and are usually only in a semi conscious state. Not being able to tell a loved one goodbye on their deathbed is very traumatic for most people. I know that there have been many family members that I could not say goodbye to. I am the only one in my family that lives in the state where I live, and further more, I don’t have a car. There have been many nights that I have cried myself to sleep on account of not being able to tell my loved ones goodbye.

This disease is so wicked that even new born babies from just a few days old(I think I read about one that was only 3 days old) to a few weeks or a few months old have been stricken by it and passed away without even being with their parents, and the parents did not get to even hold the baby and hug it and say goodbye in some cases.

You would think that teenagers would be mature enough to stay inside until the quarantine is over. But there are actually some rebellious teens that think they are invincible and are going out and doing such things as licking door handles and even licking public toilets. How stupid can they get? I don’t really want to know. and then there are those that will not stay in their own state and insist on crossing the borders. They don’t care if it’s against the law right now. Unfortunately one of the teenage boys that licked a public toilet died a few days later, if what I heard and read was true. Can you imagine how his parents feel. He’s gone just because he challenged authority.

From what I have been reading and hearing, we haven’t even scratched the surface as to how bad it may get if the scientists and doctors don’t find an anecdote or antibody, pretty soon, that will kill it. the worst part is how many of the heroes are getting it and dying because they are trying to treat and cure the ones that are sick. They are getting burned out from exhaustion and watching so many of the patients pass away. I wish that the police could arrest all of the ones that are going up and coughing and spitting in other peoples faces, like the elderly couple a few days ago. And if that wasn’t bad enough they are beating innocent people up for no reason. This is all so depressing.

Unfortunately, since I am one of the elderly with numerous medical problems I could very easily catch it and die. But at least I know that if I do, it’s not because I didn’t pay attention to the quarantine, because I am paying attention to it as close to the letter as I can.

With all that’s going on with the rebellious teenagers and not being able to purchase the protective masks and gloves, because there are virtually none to be found anyplace. I do clean my hands many many times a day though. I will do it as long as the hand sanitizer lasts anyway.

If you are one of the ones that is going against everything that is being done to try to help you to not get sick, please turn yourself around and start doing what you are supposed to do. There are enough people dying worldwide that there don’t need to be ones that are dying because of their own stupidity.

I’m going to end this with a prayer. Dearest Heavenly Father, I am asking You to put out Your loving arms and comfort those of us that just can’t seem to have any peace about doing the right thing even. I can’t believe the young people that are going so wild. Just please be with us though all of this. Every time I cough, I get scared even though I know that I have been doing the things I should be doing not to get the COVID-19. These are just really scary times. My biggest prayer is that this will bring more people closer to You and Your everlasting love. Please be with my Goddaughter, as she is on the front lines in Norfolk Virginia. Be with our leaders and our heroes that are working so hard to keep as many of us safe as is possible. And if it is possible, please bring those rebellious young people to their senses. Thank You for all that you do for us each and every day. For without you we could not even breathe. Thank You for sending Your only Son to die for us and pay for our sins on the cross. Help me to be the kind of person that just to look at me people will know that I am one of Your children, and nothing can pluck me out of Your loving Hands. In Jesus Holy name I pray for a hedge of protection around my family and friends. AMEN!!!!!

 

 

 

Parents Aren’t The Only Ones

This was on Kelly Bagnasco in my Facebook. This doesn’t only go for parents. This can also go for brothers, sisters, and aunts and uncles. I can’t help but to wonder why aunts and uncles never get mentioned whenever there is anything to do with children. It’s always the parents and grandparents that are thought about. Aunts and uncles are capable of having and giving love to their nieces and nephews the same as parents are of giving it to their children and grandparents are of giving it to their grandchildren. So why are aunts and uncles always left out. It just hurts. This is especially true if they wanted children really badly but were never able to have them. Watching everybody else having fun with the children just punches it home all the harder. And yes I am one of those people that was never able to have children bur wanted them more than anybody could know. Even though I am 65, it still hurts to this day that I was never able to have children.

Just think about that the next time everybody that has children gets together and leaves the childless members of the family out. Just because we don’t have children doesn’t mean that we are not capable of loving children and wanting to be around them.

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A Post For Thought

Saw this little poster on Facebook and thought I would expound on it some. Hope you give it some thought too. I will have to type out what the poster said because it gives me an error when I try to open it in this post.I copied it and pasted it here, but I don’t know how long it will continue to show up, that is why I am also typing it here. It makes a whole lot os sense when you really stop and think about it.

The poster is by The Mind’s Consciousness. It goes on to say:

“Imagine this: If you had $86,400 in your account and someone stole $10 from you, would you be upset and throw all of the remaining $86,390 away in hopes of getting back at the person who took your $10? Or move on and live? Right, move on and live. See, we all have 86,400 seconds each day. Don’t let someone’s negative 10 seconds ruin the remaining 86,390. Don’t sweat the small stuff, Life is bigger than that.”

It also says to type yes if you agree, but that is only effective if you are doing it in Facebook. It won’t work here, unfortunately.

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When you think about it this way, it doesn’t make sense for us to let what another person says or does ruin our day. Of course that isn’t the case if the other person physically hurts you, it’s only talking about their negative actions. It’s like the little saying that most parents teach their kids growing up, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words may never harm me.” The words may make us feel bad, but it is only because we let them. If we just turn and walk away while shrugging the words away, then they won’t upset us.

Hope you have or have had a great day today. I’m going to try to remember this analogy of the seconds in everybody’s day and not let others negativity upset me. I know I won’t always succeed, but at least I will be better off for trying. Why don’t you try it too?

Dealing With Touching Memories

I heard Kelly Clarkson sing the song Piece By Piece on the farewell season of American Idol. The song was very touching and emotional. Kelly Clarkson even cried a few times during the last part of the song. She wrote the song when she was expecting her daughter and she is currently expecting a son. Listening to her sing made me cry.

My tears were on account of my past. My real Father left when my Mother was expecting her fourth child by him. I am child number two by him. My oldest sister is child number three by him. The boy she was carrying and later had was number four by him. After leaving my Mother, my Father went on and married another woman and had three more children. There were two more girls and the last child was a son. In the past few years, my oldest sister, child number three, looked up the other three children. Everybody is grown and there are even grandchildren by some of the other children. The last three have had what seems to be pretty good lives. After all they had their Father from the day they were born until the day that he died.

Hearing that song made me wonder what my life would have been like had my real Father not left when I was just three years old. I know one thing for sure, I would not have had two step-fathers. Fortunately for me the second step-father was great. I loved him dearly and miss him terribly. Had he been my real father, I would not have had any step-fathers and I know without a shadow of a doubt that my life would have been much better than what it has been. I loved my Father, but was always hurt that he left the four of us. Why didn’t he love us enough to stay with us?

The answer to that question I will never know. My Father has already passed away. Now all that I can do is pick up the pieces and go on with my life as best as I know how. I have to really concentrate on the good things that are happening in my life now. one of them being known as Mamma Hen. I love that name. I was never able to have children of my own, but that’s OK, because now I have chicks(friends) that I can call my own.

This is all a part of making the best of whatever situation that you are in at the moment.. No matter how difficult a situation is, ylu can find someone in a situation that is even worse than yours if you look hard enough.

 

Some Tips On Living A Fuller And Happier Life

Recently I saw some posters that had to do with living a better life. I thought that they would be good for everybody to read and think about. The pictures are below. I will expound on each one as best as I can.

The poster below is from intelligenceforyourlife.com

As you read each tip and think about it even just a little bit, you will realize that it makes very good sense. I will repeat each tip and expound on it as I come to it.

Go to sleep when you are tired. If you try to make yourself stay up for any great length after you get tired. you really do yourself an injustice. When your body is tired, you can’t function up to your full potential. The reason being because your mind is not as alert as when you are fully rested. The next day, after you wake up, you will probably find that you have made many mistakes and have not accomplished as much as you figured you would from staying up.

Take all your vacation days. Your employer gives you vacation days for a good reason. They are so that you will have an extended amount of time to be able to do fun things that you want to do and not have to think about work 24/7/365. There are many people that may brag that they didn’t take any vacation because they wanted to show their loyalty to the company for whatever reason. Unfortunately, these are the same people that may experience burn out before the next vacation rolls around. It is better for the company and for you if you take your vacation like you are supposed to.

Make a home cooked meal once in a while… You have to be away from your house enough as is without having to eat all of your meals away from home as well. Sometimes it is just nice to sit home and fix what you want and cook it just the way you want , and not have to deal with disrespectful waiters or other restaurant problems such as food cooked improperly. The improper cooking could be either the food is not cooked long enough or is over cooked, or it is not put together the way it is supposed to be. When you cook your meals at home, you will know that it is cooked properly and seasoned the way you like it.

…even better, share it with people that you love. You may have been so bust lately that you have not been able to spend as much time as usual with your dear friends or your family. When you cook your home cooked meal, it may be a good time to invite your friends or your family over to eat with you. All of you will enjoy seeing each other and catching up with what has been happening with each other.

Notice something positive every day. By concentrating on something positive every day, you are putting your mind in an upbeat attitude. When your attitude is upbeat, more things will go correctly than if your mind is in a bad state, or a negative attitude. The positive attitude may even help you to laugh. Like they say, “Laughter is the best medicine.” When you laugh you produce good endorphins and it makes your whole body react positively.

Get a good dose of fresh air every day. We get Vitamin D from the sun, and just being outside usually tends to makes people be happier. You may even see some of your friends outside as well. Just enjoy it while you can.

Drink more water. Drinking water helps to cleans our systems of some toxins that enter with all of the processed food that we eat. This is especially true of our kidneys and our bladder. Needless to say, when we don’t have as many toxins in our systems, we feel better and are happier.

Take pictures of your pets and look at them when you’re stressed. Our pets give us a lot of pleasure and unconditional love. When we are away from them for any length of time, we get down to some degree. This is true even if it is just a little down. If we have pictures of them to look at, it will help to boost our spirits. This is especially true if we are having a stressful day at work, or wherever we are that is away from them. If we are on a trip where we were not able to take our pets, it is even better to have pictures of them. When we look at the pictures, we can think of all of the joy that they bring us when we are with them.

Shake up your routine…find a new way route to work, or try a new food for lunch. From time to time, we all get in a rut and need a change. This is true no matter how small the change is. The change could be as simple as eating one thing different with your meal, or taking a different way to work. When we see the same scenery everyday, it becomes part of the monotonous routine we follow everyday. The routine that is commonly called a rut. Do something unexpected to change it even if only for a little bit.

Talk to a friend every day – even just to say “I’m thinking of you.” When you do this, you will not only brighten up your day, you will also brighten up their day as well. The little things really do make a big difference.

10 Tips For Happier Life

The next poster is from hplyrikz.com  If you value the relationship with the person that you are having a disagreement with, then maybe it would be worth your time and effort to apologize to that person. This is true, even if the disagreement was not your fault. By doing this, you will be the bigger person for it. Like the sign says, it doesn’t mean that you were wrong, it just means that you value the friendship that the two of you have. It also shows that your ego is not entering into the equation of your friendship. In other words, you don’t have a big head and think that you are better than your friend.

Apologizing

I sincerely hope that these little words of wisdom will help you in being able to live a happier life. Everybody deserves to be happy, and you are no exception.