“Stay the course, light a star, Change the world where’er you are.”
Richard Le Gallienne
The other day I spent a little time with one of my Doctors who has become my friend. He is highly regarded and practices in a nationally recognized group. Our recent conversation got into the heath challenges we face in the US with a system that is not working now and with some of the proposed cuts in programs stands a chance of getting even worse. I learned he is not a fan of the insurance companies with their high administrative costs and burdensome paperwork demands.
He, like some others I know, bemoans the fact that they got into the practice of medicine to practice medicine and help folks, not into a system that judges docs primarily by how much revenue they can bring in. He said, like we often do in the Daily, that money does not buy happiness and that too many of us chase the dollar rather than chasing our dreams. I really like my doctor friend he is a good guy and he really cares about the people he treats. I wish more were like him.
What brought our conversation to mind was this piece that was sent yesterday by Ralph Marston, another one of the really good guys.
Rich in this moment
Do you really want to be rich? Then be rich in this moment, right now, where you are, with all that you have. Let go of the need to control, the need to judge, and the need to possess, and feel the immense beauty of simply, authentically being you. Every richness you could ever truly care about is here for you to allow.
It’s great to have ambitious plans and meaningful intentions for the future. Remember that the way you’ll achieve those intentions is by lovingly harvesting the immense richness of right now. You don’t have to fight for or wait for or hope for some future circumstance to make you rich. The experience of richness comes when you fully accept and celebrate in this moment that you have more than enough.
In the richness that is yours now, all you could ever desire is well within your reach. Feel the richness as it erases all doubt and gives you the confidence to reach even higher, free of need, filled with love.
All of life’s richness will come to you in some moment or another. Be rich in this moment, and let the richness continue to grow.
I guess I would add, stay the course, always be yourself and follow your heart and not someone else’s suggestion that you are on the wrong path.
“The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.”
The Top 13 Signs You’ve Joined a Cheap HMO
13. Its clever name? “Whatevercare”
12. Staff physicians include Dr. Who, Dr. Kevorkian, and Dr. Demento.
11. Anesthesia? Your choices: Whiskey, a bullet to bite on, or a Louisville Slugger to the head.
10. Annual breast exam conducted at Hooters.
9. “Radiation therapy” machine looks suspiciously like a tanning bed.
8. You swear you saw salad tongs and a crab fork on the instrument tray just before the anesthesia kicked in.
7. “Will you be paying in eggs or pelts?”
6. Tight budget prevents acquisition of separate rectal and oral thermometers.
5. “Take two leeches and call me in the morning.”
4. No X-ray machine, but each doctor is issued a pair of “X-ray specs.”
3. Tongue depressers taste faintly of Fudgesicle.
2. Covered post-natal care consists of leaving your baby on Mia Farrow’s doorstep.
1. Radiation treatment for cancer patients consists of a carrying a postcard from Chernobyl in your pocket.
Hello. Incontinence Hotline. Can you hold?
He said: I’ve sure gotten old. I’ve had 2 by-pass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer, and diabetes. I’m half blind, can’t hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation, hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can’t remember if I’m 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends.
Thank God, I still have my Florida driver’s license!
True religion is the life we live, not the creed we profess.
“So, what’s the matter? I thought you just got back from a nice relaxing fishing trip with your husband.”
“Oh, everything went wrong: First he said I talked so loud I would scare the fish. Then he said I was using the wrong bait; and then that I was reeling in too soon.
“All that might have been all right; but then, to make matters worse, I ended up catching the most fish!”
“As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it.”
One of the joys of living in a small town was revealed to me while I vacationed in a northern Michigan village. At the post office, I noticed a poster with a photograph of a woman smiling. Just below the picture was this message: “Have you seen this person? If so, give her a hug. Today is her birthday.”
He does the work of 3 men… Moe, Larry & Curly.
Maine State Police Detective Joseph Zamboni, after being saluted as 2001 Trooper of the Year, recalled a case in which a woman stabbed her husband with a knife and then asked Zamboni if she could have it back. He asked her why.
“Well, it was part of a set,” she told Zamboni. “I got it as a wedding present.”
He who slings mud loses ground.
He said: I know I’m not going to understand women. I’ll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax, pour it onto your upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid of a spider.
“There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart…pursue those.”
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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