Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Awareness Month

It's B****t Cancer Awareness Month. Yep, I'm aware they are part of my body and cancer can grow at any minute. I am aware that I could have cancer in any part of my body. Let me ruminate and be gloomy. And I'm very skeptical that buying pink crap helps find the cure. I read a book about it once.

Its Downs Syndrome Awareness Month, Yep, I am aware some people have Downs Syndrome. You know what? I see people who appear to have Downs Syndrome out in the community living their lives such as checking out a library book, searching for something in the grocery store, going to the movies, attending Mass, eating in a restaurant, enjoying a summer day in the park. Gosh, that's the same stuff people without Downs Syndrome do.

Now Big Company I'm working at is starting a Transgender Awareness Campaign.

How about a campaign about people who like to sleep in late and how you shouldn't expect them in the office until about 10 or 11 in the morning? The symbol could be a pillow. We're not all morning people especially when it's raining outside.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

When I Get Paid

I'm going to buy Ceremony of Innocence by Dorothy Cummings McLean. She's a Catholic writer.

Seraphic Singles is her blog, but she's married now. She gives good advice to young woman. I read her anyway even though I'm not young.

Buy it on Amazon

You could buy it from Ignatius Press

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Questions on a Saturday Night

How do you know when you are called to do something or a certain lifestyle? How do you know that's something you want, but you aren't called to do it?

Sometimes I really resent the children of my friends especially when they cancel events because kid has stupid soccer game or fell off a bike or . . . I really can't depend on those friends anymore. I've decided to dump them. I feel taken for granted and unappreciated. I do not feel like a valued friend. I've run out of understanding and patience and the ability to be flexible.

Why is it wrong to consult a psychic or use tarot cards? I know it's wrong, but why, why, why?

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Troubling and Sad & Prayer to St. Dymphna

It is so troubling and sad that Mariam Carey was shot to death because she has a mental illness. Also troubling is the picture in my mind of bullets whizzing past her baby's head. Maybe the bullets weren't whizzing by the baby's head. But her little, little daughter was present. I know, one is not suppose to crash into federal barriers, or run over cops, or elude the police, and whatnot. 

I know the police don't have time to check medical records, etc. However, there's just no good way to look at true turn of events. There's no upside I can see. 

Learn more about mental illness and how you can help.


I pulled the following off of the Internet somewhere.
Lord, our God, you graciously chose St. Dymphna as patroness of those afflicted with mental and nervous disorders. She is thus an inspiration and a symbol of charity to the thousands who ask her intercession. 
Please grant, Lord, through the prayers of this pure youthful martyr, relief and consolation to all suffering such trials, and especially those for whom we pray. (Here mention those for whom you wish to pray). 
We beg you, Lord, to hear the prayers of St. Dymphna on our behalf. Grant all those for whom we pray patience in their sufferings and resignation to your divine will. Please fill them with hope, and grant them the relief and cure they so much desire. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord who suffered agony in the garden. Amen.