Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Elect me king of the world


Saw my cardiologist yesterday. Everything is going “well” no changes to medications or anything until there is another incident. The medications they have available today is amazing. That is as long as you take the correct amounts etc.. In this area I really do my very best.

I have a lot of time these days to sit and think. Now that in itself can be a mixed blessing. When you have the luxury of this time, it can be so very easy to allow your thoughts to waunder and stay on the negatives or things that we precieve as negatives in our lives at the time. OK, it is important at times to really think about this sort of stuff but not to dwell on it, if you know what I mean. If our minds are going to dwell on anything, let’s make it on the positive things in our lives. I don’t care who you are or what your circumstances may be, there are many positives in your life. Sometimes granted it seems we have to look for them, but they are there. I have a challenge for everyone. Tonight as you lay in bed, before you go to sleep search your mind to find a positive in your life. No matter how big or small it may be recognize it as a positive, take a moment to be grateful for it, appreciate you are indeed lucky to have it. Every night search your mind for one more thing. In time you can see you are in fact surrounded by them.  I know I have many many things to be grateful for, positives in my life.

I spend a lot of my thinking time, “solving the problems of the world”. Now this is important stuff for me to figure out, should I ever be elected “King of the World”  lol. It would be good to know how to deal with all of this. This is all kind of strange in that the more I read, the more I ponder and meditate, the more I realize I don’t know. Huh, maybe I am moving backwards in this whole process.

I am realizing that there is very little in life that is just straight forward, cut and dry. Very few things are as plain as black and white, there are all sorts of shades of gray mixed in with this all. I am finding there are fewer and fewer issues in life that I am solidly on one side or the other. I am finding myself in that gray zone seeing validity to both sides of most arguments. Now, I am not talking about things like murder or rape or anything like that, I am talking more about life issues. Every coin has 2 sides to it. On both sides you will always have the extremists that believe their way is the only way. But, really how much of life is that cut and dry. Aren’t there always the “yeah, but what if….. scenarios”. You know the exceptions to the rule. The exceptions where suddenly we find ourselves saying: “well maybe given this situation it might be alright this time, but just this once.” I think these are likely the times when the “situtuation” affects directly on us or one of our own. Are we less likely to see there could be exceptions when the “situation” involves other and has nothing to do with ourselves. Hmm think about it!!

Let me give an example of what I may ponder on. Hey, maybe I will throw these out there more often and get feed back. OK, this issue, I have my strong views and I do lean to one side of the issue but am still a little  in the gray zone. I am looking for feed back and I will share my own thoughts in a few days. This is something I have been thinking about but it again brought to mind by a blog I saw when signing on to wordpress this morning.

I am going to try to present both sides of the coin as best I can. Huh, I have been sitting here trying to come up with wording. I am not a writer but a rambler. I realize I can’t really represent one side of the story. It is about abortion right or wrong? I don’t think I really need to present both sides of the coin, I think all know them already. As I have said I already have my own thoughts on this and will share them in a day or two. I ask you some of the questions on which I have thought.

1. Should a woman not have the right to determine what happens to her own body?

2. Life, is a God given gift, what give us as humans the right to decide whether or not a baby should live?

3. Is the situation that cut and dry or can there be exceptions to any rule?

4. Many say abortion is an option if the mothers life is in jeopardy. Who determines what level of jeopardy that warrantees and abortion. How is the mother’s live given priority over the babies?

5. Many claim abortion is murder and even that the doctors that preform them should be charged with murder. OK, if it is murder then shouldn’t the mothers be charged with something also as it was them that instigated the whole situation?

Do any of the above thoughts reflect my feelings, not at all. Just thoughts that come to mind as I ponder. When I do this, I try my best to look at both sides of the coin to see which side I am on. What do you think

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4 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Elect me king of the world

  1. Juanita says:

    My first child was the result of a multiple rape. There were 8 males involved, they also had taken 2 other girls. In those days most girls did not report these things, because it was the victim who was on trail not the the guilty. Thank God things have changed.

    We had forms of abortion in those days, but they were very questionalable. I choose to keep the baby and I am so glad I did. He is a very good man and an excellent father.

    As to abortion I feel that abortion should be allowed but only if: her life is in danger or if she was a rape victim. I don’t beleive for one minute that abortion should be used as birth control. In this day and age there are so many forms of birth control that there is no reason a woman should get pregnant, unless its by rape or accident.

    Glad ou are doing better. Love Juanita

  2. serendipity hopeful says:

    ‘King of the World”,

    Seeking your prayer for someone in real need of it.

    http://novice101.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/life-prayers-hope-recovery-happiness/

    I visited the site, it is such a sad and tragic story. All are in my prayers.

    Bill

  3. clary says:

    What I believe is that we have given too many rights to people when in reality we don’t belong to ourselves but God. We have no right to condemn a child to die in any circumstance, even rape. I read what Juanita had to say and even though her son was conceived by rape God brought something good out of that crime. I don’t believe we can justify to do a crime because a crime was committed on us. It is rare that the life of the mother might be in danger for giving birth and there is plenty of people who would like a child that can’t conceive one, why not give it up for adoption instead of killing them? There is a lot of help and support now unlike 25 years ago, to me there is no excuse to not choose life, that is my humble opinion.

  4. Mel says:

    Personally glad to NOT be King of the World, today.

    And there’s always more than one way to look at things. Since I don’t get to walk in the other person’s shoes, I’m well advised to remain open to that fact.
    I can have opinions, but most times I’m embarassed after I state them. Foot in mouth, syndrome dontchaknow…..mostly a result of thinkin’ I ‘know’ when I don’t know squat.

    I did take the time to go through a gratitude list last evening. Which was a very good thing–considering my mood was foul and I really was acting the ungrateful snot.
    So, thank you for that.

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