Who Will Cry For Me?

I recently saw a status update on Facebook that was introduced with the comment “Let us live!!!” That opening statement was followed with a shared video from the Facebook account of Strong Mind @stronggmindd. The video was entitled “ON THE DAY I DIE” and included a scrolling message accompanied by soft music. I saw no attribution as to the source of the written message contained therein.

However, upon doing an internet search, I believe I have found the originating source over on website for John Pavlovitz which is titled JOHN PAVLOVITZ  Stuff That Needs To Be Said (© 2017 JOHN PAVLOVITZ).

Please go on over to On the Day I Die, FEBRUARY 29, 2016 / JOHN PAVLOVITZ in order to read that inspiring message. I promise you will like it. And oh, by the way, over at that web page of John Pavlovitz, you will be able to read many interesting comments that have been left by readers.

That all being said and done and on a very personal note, my mind has long been beleaguered by a nagging thought, which is:
I cannot help but wonder, “On the day I die, who will cry for me?”

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Roland Louis Hansen Quote on The Path Of Life.

May the path of everyday life lead you to peaceful, happy contentment.

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Open Door Policy

I saw something on one of the internet social media sites that reminds me of the open door policy once practiced by many Americans, including the generations preceding mine and my own generation in its earlier adulthood. It seems to me that most people nowadays do not practice the open door policy. Oh, there are plenty of people who talk about it, but, do not truly practice it in reality.

I have told family, friends, and neighbors during my entire life that I have an open door policy. With extreme rare exceptions over the past 50 years, I have not been taken up on my offer. Well, I still observe and practice the open door policy as is described in the copy and paste job from that internet social media site reproduced below. I wish more people would accept my offer more frequently; and, I also wish that others would also practice the same policy.


My door is always open. My house is safe. Coffee can be on in minutes, and my dining room table is a place of peace and non-judgment. Anyone who needs to chat is welcome anytime. It’s no good suffering in silence. I have food in the fridge, coffee in the cupboard, listening ears and shoulders to cry on. I will always be here…and you are always welcome!!
This is an old value that has been lost to technology…a text, a facetime or an emoji is not the equivalent of making time for those we love and care about!
Could at least one friend please copy and re-post? We are trying to demonstrate that someone is always willing to listen, you never really need to be alone.

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Aging, Initiative, Motivation, Vision.

As I approach my 70th birithday, I reflect upon the following meme. From it, I extrapolate that it could be a keen observation on the inter-relationship of aging, initiative, motivation, and vision.

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Diabetic Diet

Over on one of the many web pages at the website of the Mayo Clinic, I read the following introductory paragraph:

“A diabetes diet simply means eating the healthiest foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes.

A diabetes diet is a healthy-eating plan that’s naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories. Key elements are fruits, vegetables and whole grains. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for most everyone.”

If you wish to read the entire article on that web page, click on over to:

Diabetes diet: Create your healthy-eating plan

Your diabetes diet is simply a healthy-eating plan that will help you control your blood sugar. Here’s help getting started, from meal planning to exchange lists and counting carbohydrates.
By Mayo Clinic Staff

The website for MedlinePlus also has a wealth of information on its web pages. The initiating paragraph of its Diabetic Diet Summary reads as follows:

“If you have diabetes, your body cannot make or properly use insulin. This leads to high blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels. Healthy eating helps keep your blood sugar in your target range. It is a critical part of managing your diabetes, because controlling your blood sugar can prevent the complications of diabetes.”

You may explore those MedlinePlus pages over at MedlinePlus / Diabetic Diet.

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L’Shanah Tova! Happy New Year.

The New Year on the Hebrew calendar is coming up on the 1st of Tishrei, 5778, which on the Gregorian calendar begins at sunset on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

In Hebrew, I say: כתיבה וחתימה טובה with the transliteration of “Ketivah v’chatima tovah” meaning in English “A good inscription and sealing (in the Book of Life).”
In Yiddish, I say: א גוט געבענטשט יאהר with the transliteration of “A gut gebentsht yohr” meaning in English “A good and blessed year.”

For an interesting read, I suggest you go over to the following article by clicking on its title containing an embedded link that will open the article in a new browser:
Rosh Hashanah (& The Jewish New Year) Approaches — Here’s What You Need To Know

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire. Wade “Skippy” Kapszukiewicz

This blog entry is brought to you courtesy of Toledo City Paper.

It is an article about Toledo, Ohio Career Politician Skippy Kapszukiewicz. Check it out; go on over to read:

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