Hello my friends,

It’s been a long year hasn’t it and seemed like a longer winter. I didn’t go much of anywhere this winter due to falls on ice and Covid. We are supposed to be getting better here in Indiana with Covid. The mask wearing will disappear for the most April sixth but I will be wearing mine in areas where a number of people would be, such as Wal-Mart. I am still leery of this virus.

The mask aren’t comfortable to me but it keeps me safer. There are so many comments on my Facebook page about Covid-19 on whether it is real or not and how far the government is pushing people instead of letting people make some of their own choices. I am referring to schools, gatherings, work and etc.

For me, I do not work so none of this affects me. The only time I am affected is when I put myself out there at the grocery store or spend time with those I love but I take precautions and I refuse to live within these four walls and never see my loved ones. God knows the date and time I am going to die and nothing will change that here on earth, but yet, I do what I need to do to protect me and others.

I don’t know about you but I have heard the saying since I was a child and I still believe and keep mental track of it as an adult. The saying here in Indiana is, “Whatever it does on Easter Sunday, it will do for the next seven Sundays.” Thankfully, this year with Easter being early, for my area, it is to be rain-free and sunny and seventy degrees. Wonderful weather in my view. I love weather between seventy and eighty. Any colder or hotter and I feel miserable. Spring and Fall are my favorite times of the year. Which seasons are yours?

I remember as a young girl, my mother would dress me up in a fancy dress, white anklets, white patent leather shoes and white gloves. I guess I didn’t mind. I don’t remember feeling upset about it. Mom and Grandmas would take all those photos. I think that was the worst part for me. I wanted to change clothes after Sunday school and go outdoors and play with my cousins. Did you dress up for Easter? Share some of your Easter memories with me.

Highest to Lowest

I get so aggravated at doctor’s offices. I have a friend who has health issues with Diabetes. It’s out of control and has been for some time but I won’t go there. Anyone who has this disease realizes that left to ignoring it can in fact suffer huge consequences later on.

This friend has this past year suffered so much pain in all parts of the body. A trip to the doctor led to another doctor and so on and so on. This went on for almost a year and a half. In the end, the last test was the A1C test, which measures the average of your sugar numbers, and is usually done every three to six months.

The doctor said, ” Oh this is the reason for all of your aches and pains.” In my heart I was confident that this would be the results.

My issue is why? Why do these physicians run the most expensive tests first? Why didn’t they just do and A1C test first? It takes time and gas to run out of town to these specialists. It takes money away from work and it leaves huge amounts of deductibles to pay.

The same thing is happening to me right now. I need to find the answer to why when I stand for a period of time, I feel like I will pass out. I went to the specialist two days ago and instead of doing the simple test of checking my blood pressure in a sitting, lying and standing position, he has ordered a Tilt Table test, which is out of town, runs at between five hundred and one thousand dollars and will most likely make me vomit and pass out.

I swear, I am going to quit going to these doctors if it is about my neurological problems. I already know they can not fix me. I guess when I get those episodes, I go into panic mode and reach for the phone. It just seems someone is getting a kick back from going high to low on procedures. I have heard of other patients that go through the same routines. It’s like when you take your car to a mechanic. It’s not uncommon for them to replace the most simple part that fixes the problem until last.

The Good Way

I saw this on my Facebook this morning, and I loved it. Not only because it is the right way to live, but it is also what I, myself practice. I am financially not great, but I consider myself blessed. I have a roof, a car and my bills are paid. I have food, and doctors, and life is still letting me enjoy the beauty. I am probably wealthier today than when I had extra bucks in my pocket because without, you appreciate more.

The words I read this morning on Facebook were;

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.