You can never tell

October 22nd, 2009

Hello everyone and welcome to another triumphant episode of The Thursday Blog – the only blog in history to be printed out, shredded, and then finely chopped and used as an ingredient in a MasterChef challenge. They say that it gave the taste of direction. This proves not matter how you consume it The Thursday Blog is your mid-week guide to life.
Well what a week it has been. Since I announced that my friendship was over with IKEA, they have tried to fight back. In fact when I was walking down the street a bunch of Swedish Hit Men came after me with guns. Fortunately for me the guns were from IKEA and they couldn’t understand the instructions to self-assemble them.
Onto today’s episode which can best be described as like a swimming pool – deep and refreshing. The episode is called:
“You can never tell”
Has time ever stopped for you? They say time stops for no man and yes the clock still ticks, but there are times when you will experience one minute that takes an hour. There are a list of things that can cause this phenomenon: the birth of a child; or the beauty of a bride-to-be walking down the aisle (especially if you are the one she is walking down to meet). These times are amazing and moments that can be cherished for a lifetime.
Other times this phenomenon of “stopped time” is not as joyful. People who have experienced tragedy will know too well of what I write. A bad doctor’s report; a loss of employment; or untimely death of someone you love, are only a few things that have this effect. Time cannot only stop for an hour but for weeks, years, and for some time is never the same again.
This episode is dedicated to those who are hurting…yet chances are that you are not actually that person. It could be people you know; friends you spend time with; family you love; or someone in the same room as you right now. The scary part is, you may never know their pain.
I once heard a paramedic talk about what they do when they arrive to a trauma scene. There are generally two types of casualties. The first are screaming in pain. They may have broken bones and screaming at the top of their lungs. They are not the people who the paramedics attend to first. The people they go to first are the silent people. They have been in the accident but they are standing upright and just being quiet. They could even be standing with the crowd watching and to anyone else they could seem to be perfectly ok. These are the people who are most at risk. The screaming generic norvasc pictures peoples’ lungs are working so they can wait…but the silent ones could be internally bleeding and no one would know.
There are many people in our world who are hurting and you would never know what was happening in their world. They may be going through something for a short season or maybe it has been happening for some time. People ask if there is a solution for it…I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know what helps.
It was 5 years ago that I found myself a walking casualty, and a man came up to me who I knew. We started talking and he asked me what was wrong. I told him that everything was fine. He asked again and I repeated my answer. For some strange reason he kept asking until something inside of me changed and I felt safe to talk and I did and it felt good. Did it “fix” me? No, but it sure did help. How did he know? I don’t think he did necessarily; but he did the most simplest thing…he asked.
You may not know what people are going through but you can always ask.
Have Fun
Dan

Hello everyone and welcome to another triumphant episode of The Thursday Blog – the only blog in history to be printed out, shredded, and then finely chopped and used as an ingredient in a MasterChef challenge. They say that it gave the taste of direction. This proves not matter how you consume it The Thursday Blog is your mid-week guide to life.

Well what a week it has been. Since I announced that my friendship was over with IKEA, they have tried to fight back. In fact when I was walking down the street a bunch of Swedish Hit Men came after me with guns. Fortunately for me the guns were from IKEA and they couldn’t understand the instructions to self-assemble them.

Onto today’s episode which can best be described as like a swimming pool – deep and refreshing. The episode is called:

“You can never tell”

Has time ever stopped for you? They say time stops for no man and yes the clock still ticks, but there are times when you will experience one minute that takes an hour. There are a list of things that can cause this phenomenon: the birth of a child; or the beauty of a bride-to-be walking down the aisle (especially if you are the one she is walking down to meet). These times are amazing and moments that can be cherished for a lifetime.

Other times this phenomenon of “stopped time” is not as joyful. People who have experienced tragedy will know too well of what I write. A bad doctor’s report; a loss of employment; or untimely death of someone you love, are only a few things that have this effect. Time cannot only stop for an hour but for weeks, years, and for some time is never the same again.

This episode is dedicated to those who are hurting…yet chances are that you are not actually that person. It could be people you know; friends you spend time with; family you love; or someone in the same room as you right now. The scary part is, you may never know their pain.

I once heard a paramedic talk about what they do when they arrive to a trauma scene. There are generally two types of casualties. The first are screaming in pain. They may have broken bones and screaming at the top of their lungs. They are not the people who the paramedics attend to first. The people they go to first are the silent people. They have been in the accident but they are standing upright and just being quiet. They could even be standing with the crowd watching and to anyone else they could seem to be perfectly ok. These are the people who are most at risk. The screaming peoples’ lungs are working so they can wait…but the silent ones could be internally bleeding and no one would know.

There are many people in our world who are hurting and you would never know what was happening in their world. They may be going through something for a short season or maybe it has been happening for some time. People ask if there is a solution for it…I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know what helps.

It was 5 years ago that I found myself a walking casualty, and a man came up to me who I knew. We started talking and he asked me what was wrong. I told him that everything was fine. He asked again and I repeated my answer. For some strange reason he kept asking until something inside of me changed and I felt safe to talk and I did and it felt good. Did it “fix” me? No, but it sure did help. How did he know? I don’t think he did necessarily; but he did the most simplest thing…he asked.

You may not know what people are going through but you can always ask.

Have Fun

Dan

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