Reflections on Life
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Terry Martin Ph.D
October 13, 2018 If this hasn't reached your inbox yet, today's column is a public service:
Most seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom, God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their glasses, keys and other things-thus doing more walking. And God looked down and saw that it was good.
Then God saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made seniors lose coordination so they would drop things requiring them to bend, reach and stretch. And God looked down and saw that it was good.
Then God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would have additional calls of nature requiring more trips to the bathroom thus providing more exercise. God looked down and saw that it was good.
So, if you find as you age you are getting up and down more, remember it’s God’s will. It is all in your best interest even though you mutter under your breath.
There are nine important facts to remember, as we grow older:
9. Death is the number one killer.
8. Life is sexually transmitted.
7. Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
6. Men have two motivations: hunger and sex and they can’t tell them apart. If you see an old man with a gleam in his eyes make him a sandwich.
5. Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks, months or maybe years-unless you give them your email address.
4. Health nuts are going to feel stupid one day, lying in the hospital dying of nothing.
3. All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
2. In the 60s, People took LSD to make the world weird. Now People take Prozac to make it look normal.
1. Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers. What you do here today may be a burning issue somewhere else, tomorrow.
Share what you’ve learned with others while I go to the bathroom.
GOD'S PLAN FOR AGING
October 13, 2018 Have time for a tale about a parched man desperately crawling through the desert in search of water? This one is long in the tooth but it’s worth repeating.
A man was lost in the desert for several days without water. He was on the verge of collapse when he saw a lake a few hundred yards away. “Is it real, or just a mirage?” he wondered. He wiped his eyes in disbelief.
In life, an extraordinary turning point when the world seems to be against you makes you skeptical. “If I go for it,” the man thought, “something bad will happen.”
That’s just that human nature.
He mustered his last ounce of strength and staggered toward the lake. Soon he beamed with joy, his eyes had not deceived him. There, before him, was a huge, spring-fed fresh-water lake—more water than a village could drink in a lifetime. But he couldn’t bring himself to take a drink. Instead he stared blankly and thought, “I’ll never be able to drink all that water.”
A stranger witnessed his bizarre behavior while riding nearby on a camel and came to his rescue. “Don’t just stand there,” he said, “take a drink. You are dehydrated.”
“I am dying of thirst,” was the reply, “But there is far too much water to drink. No matter how hard I try, I can’t possibly finish it all.”
The passerby bent down and scooped up a handful of water and held it to the man’s mouth. “Take a drink,” he said. “This is a wonderful opportunity. Take advantage of it. This is a life lesson.”
We may think we need a body of water to cure our ills. But that’s not true. Take a sip, then another. Sure, you are overwhelmed at the moment, but your anxiety and fears will gradually fade away.”
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Why is That?
IS IT REAL OR A MIRAGE?