Saturday, December 17, 2016
---I'd like to pay tribute to something that Steve Kerr did at the end of his tribute to Craig Sager. I was very impressed with the 'moment of joy' that he had for Craig S. Instead of the usual 'moment of silence' he called for 'joy' which he thought was more fitting for Craig S., who he obviously knew and cared for very deeply. Kerr called for applause for a life well lived and because it was so great to know him (Craig Sager.)
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
---There once were two brothers, who were very different. The big difference that was quite noticeable was that one of the brothers had decisions made for him, for the most part...while the other brother made his own decisions, for the most part.
---The brother who had his decisions all made for him never seemed to develop the ability to make decisions. When left to his own devices, which wasn't often, the poor guy wouldn't know what to do. If the truth be told...he did NOT know himself very well. The repercussions of decisions he made, which weren't many, made many people angry, also.
---The brother who made his own decisions was much more self-possessed and, through trial and error, learned what worked and what didn't. He easily took responsibility for decisions he made, and, if truth be told, most were sound, anyway.
---The brother who made decisions was easier to work with as giving his opinion was an easy thing to do. The brother who did not make decisions, was easily led. He was a sheep in need of a shepherd.---If we truly are to rehabilitate people, I think that it is extremely valuable to pay attention to the decision-making skills of people we are making well. As would be with any member of the PANE CLINIC...we must be sure that a rehabilitated person is seeing with clarity. With a clearer vision, he is, now, ready and equipped with the tools to make decisions that are solid and building of a brighter future.
---Those rehabbed in this way learn to make good decisions and learn ways that prevent him from easily being sucked back into a life of disease, illness, pain and hopelessness. Their lives may improve and then may positively affect many lives...accordingly. Be Well.
PANE CLINIC - To clear up ones vision and visibility. To see oneself better and to ultimately increase self-knowledge.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
A KINDNESS STORY
---This story involves my brother, a skunk and an empty yogurt cup. My brother, Peter, was a campus policeman for Becker Junior College in Worcester, MA. One day, he and his partner were out on patrol in the car.
---Suddenly, they saw a skunk with an empty yogurt cup on his head. The skunk was walking in front of cars, etc. The skunk couldn't see because of the yogurt cup.
---My brother and his partner both knew how bad it would be if the skunk was hit by a car. They would probably have a dead skunk and a pretty bad smell on their hands. But...knowing my brother as I do, there was, probably, another reason. Peter would NOT want the poor skunk to be hit by a car. He likes animals. He didn't want the skunk to get hurt.
---They stopped the car and before anyone could say anything,Peter got out of the car. Remember that the skunk couldn't see because of the empty yogurt cup. He began walking slowly toward the skunk speaking in a quiet, soothing tone that he used to use for animals. His partner thought he had gone nuts at this point. He walked up to the skunk, bent over and removed the yogurt cup from the skunks head. The most amazing part of the story is he didn't get sprayed. He has always had a St. Francis-type of relationship with animals. He must have used it that day. His comment: it was all from the heart!
There is another story that came out recently with a cop. yogurt cup and a skunk. My brothers scene was less chaotic than this other story. KUDOS to him, also!