Here I will be musing about my viewpoints on the world today, from a Christian perspective. Stay tuned!
Blog upon reading newspaper headlines, 4/2/19
Having read numerous depressing incidents of needless deaths in the newspaper that could have easily been prevented by taking some common-sense steps to stay alive, here’s a summary of what you need to know to stay alive. Please convey this important information to your children, aging parents, and other loved ones, as well:
1. Look both ways before entering a road—there may be cars coming!
2. Do not meet anyone (known or a stranger) in a remote, secluded location.
3. Opioid use: when the pain starts to fade, extricate yourself from the drug gradually (for example, take one-half instead of one, then one-quarter, etc.). This may have to occur without the doctor’s supervision (many are bribed into continually providing you with more pills). Just get off the drug, to save your life. If you find you can’t do it alone, get help. There are many resources, from 12-Step programs to rehab facilities. Whatever you do, do NOT get onto heroin—it’s a death sentence plain and simple.
4. Do not join a gang. Gangs are evil and a death cult. Sooner or later you will wind up in jail or dead.
5. Do not marry an abuser (this advice is for both men and women). There will be signs; look for them. Examples: controlling, jealous, anger outbursts, history of violence, tracking you, cruel jokes, bullying and belittling you, and many more you will see if you keep your eyes and mind open. These behaviors can and will most likely escalate to violence including murder.
6. Before crossing a train track by car (even with the crossing “guard” up): look both ways, listen intently, then drive across quickly. If you sense (sound, lights, vibration) a train approaching, do NOT cross! In addition, do not walk on train tracks; it’s a bad habit and you could sprain an ankle, fall, pass out or otherwise become immobilized then—dead!
7. Don’t get fat. I don’t recommend any diet; however, I do suggest eating a healthy variety of food via 3 meals a day. Also, you must include exercise every day (even ordinary housework). Overweight and obesity lead to a plethora of health conditions, including death.
8. Believe in something greater than yourself. I recommend Christianity. You need to decide for yourself. Faith can lead to greater self-esteem, enabling one to avoid drugs and other addictions, abusive relationships, and a host of other negative behaviors.
To Be Continued...