Your Last Motivational Page for 2018!

Today is the last day of 2018, so let’s examine some vital truths about life together.

Hi, it’s Shirley from the Patient Next Door Support Team.

Forgiveness; it is a sweet word to some and a curse word to others.

If you have done something to hurt someone else, then receiving forgiveness is music to your hurting soul. If on the other hand, you have been hurt by someone else, then the words forgiveness makes you angry as you feel you need not to forgive someone for doing you great harm.

But, does the above saying by Desmund Tutu speak of either of those two concepts? Or, is there a deeper meaning?

Forgiving Ourselves is the Greatest Gift

Of all the people in our lives, who is it who harms us the most? If you raised your hand and said, “ME!”, you are correct.

Throughout our lives on planet earth we, being human, make lots of mistakes and some of those errors hurt us badly. I’m not just speaking monetarily, but physically, spiritually and emotionally as well.

So, in 2019, what is the best gift we can give ourselves? Forgiveness.

Forgiveness for doing stupid things and making ridiculous decisions.

Forgiveness for turning left instead of right.

What Forgiveness DOES NOT Mean

Forgiving ourselves DOES NOT MEAN patting ourselves on the back and repeating the same mistake or decision. Nor does self-forgiveness give us permission to repeat the patterns that hurt other people.

What it DOES MEAN we get up, brush ourselves off, examine what we should have done differently, make amends where possible and learn from our failure.

Then it is time to forgive ourselves and move on.

So, forgiveness truly does give us a chance to make a new beginning.

Happy New Year From Patient Next Door! 

 

 

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Your Motivation for December 27, 2018

Hello again, it’s Shirley from the Patient Next Door Team.

Life is full of challenges, but when you add a mental health problem into the mix, it becomes even harder.

The stigma that society holds against folks living with a mental health challenge keeps them isolated and sometimes makes them outcasts of their own communities, or worse, their families.

I understand the difficulties these marginalized human beings face because I too live with a severe mental illness and have had to face and overcome the same prejudices.

The recovery process in therapy or other treatments is long and sometimes heartbreaking work. Many hours and a lot of money are invested to gain peace of mine and to appear to the rest of the world as “normal”.

However, my message to others who are struggling to gain confidence and to live in a world that does not understand them is simple.

The only person you need to please is yourself.

And.

Even though the sky seems overcast by impenetrable clouds keeping you in darkness today, I can guarantee something:

If you don’t give up and keep moving forward, the clouds will someday part and you will feel the warmth of the sun shining down upon your face.

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Your Motivation for December 26, 2018

After a brief break for Christmas, we are back and ready to publish more posts we hope you find helpful.

In a little under a week, a new year begins.  How do you see the advent of 2019? Do you see it as an end of 2018 or as a chance to reset your life?

One cannot forget the past and in most cases, past mistakes cannot be erased. So, how does someone reset for the new year?

Why not begin by taking an honest look at the past year and write down all your accomplishments and failures. This includes at work, in business as well as your relationships with others.

After looking at them written down in front of you, decide which of these you wish to celebrate and forget. Decide how you could have handled the situation better in failures and think of ways you could have reacted or acted better in your relationships.

Then take that piece of paper, crumple it up into a tiny ball and throw it away.

It’s time to begin again.

It’s time to remember the lessons learned in 2018.

It’s time to move on working with a new slate.

It’s time to begin a new chapter in the book written about your life.

I love the video I’m going to share below because the lyrics speak to my heart. We are all, until we die, only books of life that are still unwritten.

 

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Your Motivation for December 21, 2018

Welcome to Friday and the 21st of December, the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year.

For eons, the winter solstice has held magic for humanity. We’ve  built huge stone structures like Stone Henge and other wonders to mark its coming. It marks a point in the cold when humanity in the northern hemisphere on earth can begin counting down the days until the warmth returns once more.

This year the winter solstice is accompanied by some remarkable celestrial fireworks, a full moon and the Ursid Meteor Shower.

So, if you dare, bundle the family up nice and warm, take a thermos of steaming hot cocoa, sit outside and watch the celestial sky work its magic.

The full moon occurs Saturday, December 22nd.

The Ursids Meteor Shower will begin tomorrow as well and will peak December 24th, just in time for Christmas Eve.

Enjoy!

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Your Motivation for December 20, 2018

December 24th is only four days away. For some this fact means excitement and family, for others dread and loneliness.

I realize that this blog is read in all parts of the world, and some places have other religions and Christmas celebrations may not be practiced.

But the basic idea of the holiday season remains the same no matter who you, where you live or what you believe. All the religions of the world have one basic belief in common, that of loving others and treating them well.

So, this December remember to visit your neighbors and bring them some cheer. Help the lonely know they are not alone, feed those who are hungry, clothe those who are naked, and offer shelter to those who have none.

Like in the video I shared above, it only takes a moment to brighten someone else’s life.

Don’t forget to download and utilize our free Patient Next Door app onto your smartphone. With it, you can share the healthcare journey of you and your child with people who are facing similar conditions.

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As always, we here at Patient Next Door love serving you and hope you will join us in aiding others in finding resources and hope.

We care about you.

 

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Your Motivation for December 19, 2018

Hello everyone, welcome to Wednesday!

Bob Hope may have been a great comedian, but this quote from him really hits home this time of year.

Sometimes we can get so caught up in the preparations, decorating, shopping and celebrating with our families that we forget those who are our neighbors.

The homeless man on the street corner, the old person spending their Christmas alone, the child who faces abuse every day, these are people we would rather ignore especially when we are merrymaking.

Want to change the world for the better? Want your kids to understand what all the December holidays are all about?

Then teach them to love others and to show respect and dignity to other people, whether they are like themselves or not.

It doesn’t cost much to reach out to others and show them, love. In fact, it need not cost anything at all.

Christmas caroling, handing out homemade decorations cost nothing.  Giving warm socks, food, and gloves to the homeless cost very little.

However, the smiles and memories you make for your family and the people you have shown love to is priceless and will last forever.

Love, that’s what others need and want for Christmas. Just love.

Don’t forget to download and utilize our free Patient Next Door app onto your smartphone. With it, you can share the healthcare journey of you and your child with people who are facing similar conditions.

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Your Motivation for December 18, 2018

Hi, it’s Shirley from the Patient Next Door support team.

At first, the quote above may seem insulting. However, if you think about it, it is true.

To keep making the same thing expecting a different result is the very definition of insanity. So, to keep pursuing the same error is, by definition, insane.

The term idiot does not mean someone who is stupid. Rather, it means someone who will not change course even when the evidence they are faced with proves what they are doing is wrong.

So, if you find yourself caught up in doing the same things but not getting the results you want, consider what Cicero said.

Don’t forget to download and utilize our free Patient Next Door app onto your smartphone. With it, you can share the healthcare journey of you and your child with people who are facing similar conditions.

The app isn’t just free, it is ads free!

As always, we here at Patient Next Door love serving you and hope you will join us in aiding others in finding resources and hope.

We care about you.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this post are the personal views of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of PatientNextDoor. Any omissions or errors are the author’s and PatientNextDoor does not assume any liability or responsibility for them.

 

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Your Motivation for December 14, 2018

Hi, welcome at last to Friday!

The three words “I AM BUSY” describe almost all of us today. We don’t take the time from our busyness to take a breathe, let alone spend time with ourselves or our families.

I have heard friends and family members express how they would love it if their young children would suddenly be grown up.

What?

Parents only get a few years with their children before they fly the nest.

Then I hear from other parents, “If I wasn’t so busy building my career, I’d spend more time with my kids and spouse.”

What?

What if you die of a heart attack or in a car crash driving home from that job that keeps you “busy” today?

A Warm Sandy Beach is Calling You

The words in the picture above are set onto the image of a warm, sandy and inviting beach.

Can’t you hear the waves and the sunshine calling to you? Wouldn’t you love to give up on being busy long enough to pack up the kids and the spouse and head out for some relaxation and time together?

If you don’t take time to spend with them, you’ll blink and realize soon that your kids are grown and you don’t know the person you had determined to spend your life with any longer.

You have been busy.

My advice?

Hug your kids, play with them and cherish those few years when they look up to you as mommy or daddy.

Hug and tell your spouse you love them. Take them out for a quiet dinner in a nice restaurant and propose all over again.

Tell your boss you are going to spend quality time with the family. When they ask about your success, tell them it isn’t measured by how much money you make, but by the quality time you share with the ones you love.

Even if it means changing jobs now, later when you are older and your kids are grown you’ll have a pile of memories to share with them not regrets.

Shirley

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Your Motivation for December 13, 2018

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Good day everyone! It’s Shirley again bringing you a motivational post to help you through your day.

Here at PatientNextDoor we are working had to ensure we bring you information and hope to your life.

But you know what? Sometimes you just need to laugh. After all, I’m struggling just like you to make my way through life. That’s why this quote hits home. I’m just an ordinary person who is bold enough to put her thoughts out there for all to see.

Sometimes I’m completely off base, and many times I’m just plain wrong in my outlook on life. Then I also see life from my own point-of-view which may or may not be the same as yours.

That’s okay.

Take a deep breath today, hug your kids, tell your lover you care and relax.

It’s all good.

Hey, here’s a picture of a tree!

Shirley

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Your Motivation for December 12, 2018

Good morning, welcome to Wednesday!

At first glance, this quote may seem a little obscure.

Here is my interpertation of it, if you have another, please, write them in the comments section below.

Everyone wants to trust in something. We buy insurance, go to college, and do other things because we trust that these external devices will help us feel secure.

However, there is one universal truth we all share, we are mortal and we are all vulnerable. These branches of security we trust are breakable.

In fact, it is an inevitable truth that the branch WILL break.

To help us prepare for the breaking of the branch, all humans have two choices to strengthen our wings.  Each choice leads to a different fate.

One choice is to ignore and not love ourselves or others.

The second choice is to spend our time on earth loving others and ourselves.

If we have followed the first choice and concerned ourselves only with shoring up the branch but ignored our wings and the wings of others, then when the branch breaks we will fall.

However, if we spend our time and energy learning to love ourselves, loving others, we will have strengthened our wings. So, when the branch breaks we will spread our wings and fly away.

The choice is yours, and it is mine.

Shirley

 

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Your Motivation for December 11, 2018

 

Hello and welcome to Tuesday, December 11. It’s Shirley again bringing you my take on life and living.

Recognize yourself in the picture above?

If you live in the United States you probably do.

The crowds, the cleaning, the rush, rush, rush!

Then comes gathering with the family including children, in-laws and folks you would rather not see ever again but feel obligated to this time of year.

The effect? We all look like the poor Santa in this picture. Worn out, exhausted, kaput.

Perhaps this time of year is when we need to spend the most time taking care of ourselves. Oh, sure, we need to eat right and get good exercise but there is another aspect we all too often forget, our emotions.

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by it all and feel guilty because we aren’t jolly and all HO-HO-HO.

There is nothing wrong with saying, “ENOUGH!” and going offline for awhile. Turning off the television, computer, iPad, and smartphone might just be the answer to keep you going. Silence is a wonderful gift during the holiday season, I would recommend it for everyone.

I’m not a professional, I’m just a little advice from someone who cares about you.

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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Your Motivation for December 10, 2018

Hello, and welcome to Monday. It’s Shirley from your PatientNextDoor Support Team.

Helen Keller was an exceptional woman. After losing her eyesight and ability to hear at the age of two, she nevertheless went on to graduate from college, give lectures and write books.

There are a few things about Miss Keller’s life that haven’t made it into the movies or popular culture.

The brilliant Helen Keller was forbidden by law to marry and have children because of her disabilities.

To be fair, at that time people didn’t understand genetics like we do today or they would have realized that Helen Keller’s disabilities could not be passed on to her offspring.

At one point in her life, Helen fell in love but she was not allowed to follow through with marrying the young man who loved her dearly.

So, Helen Keller lead a life full of heartache and loss.

However, there was an inner strength in her that is rare. She believed, like I do, that life is an adventure and something to be savored.

Even though she faced enormous hurdles all her life that she was forced to jump over, she still kept to her belief that set her apart from so many,

“Security is mostly superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

Miss Keller admitted that there is a little bit of security, but she wanted others to know what an adventure life can be if we acknowledge it.

How wonderful is that.

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The High Price Paid on the Planet for Globalization,  the Spread of the Swine and Bird Flu Viruses

Humanity has, in the long past, lived isolated from one another. The people of one region of the world did not contact those of another. However, when humanity began exploring the planet to discover new lands, they took with them the viruses that within themselves were harmless.
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December 7, 2018 ~ Pearl Harbor Day

On December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Regardless of the politics behind the attack, and irregardless of who won the war, countless lives were changed that day.

In total, 2,335 people died including 2,008 Navy personnel, 109 Marines, 218 army men, and 68 civilians.

When the Arizona was hit, 1,177 young men lost their lives.

War is so ugly that no one wins. Eventually, with hearts full of revenge, the United States defeated the Japanese by using weapons that are too horrible to be true.

World War II was the end of an age of innocense and the beginning of a world always on the brink of total anihilation.

Seventy-seven years later the world is still reeling from the affects of a war where it is estimated that between 70-85 million perished, military and civilians alike.

That staggering number includes Holocaust victims, crimes against humanity, bombings, war-related disease and famine, amounting to the tragedy of 19-30 million civilians died.

The number of people who died made up 3% of the world’s population at that time.

As the U.S. grieves today over the deaths of so many young and promising young men, let us join together to also say never again.

I offer you my hopes and prayers that humanity will stop the madness and finally understand that if one of us dies in war, we all do.  For every person is precious adding beauty to the voice of mankind.

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped.

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope,

and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring,

those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

~ Robert F. Kennedy

Don’t forget to download and utilize our free Patient Next Door app onto your smartphone. With it, you can share the healthcare journey of you and your child with people who are facing similar conditions.

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As always, we here at Patient Next Door love serving you and hope you will join us in aiding others in finding resources and hope.

We care about you.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this post are the personal views of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of PatientNextDoor. Any omissions or errors are the author’s and PatientNextDoor does not assume any liability or responsibility for them.

 

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