The Daily Bruin, Volume 1, Issue 5, February 5, 2014

Health and Healing-  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can hit any of us, any time there is a serious life-changing event, or series of events, that happen all of a sudden.  It is not just in a war zone or after a wide-spread disaster, that such things hit.  The loss of a loved one or a natural event that affects only a relative few people, when it hits out of the blue, can send one spinning into a very hellacious space.  So can chronic, undiagnosed pain.

There are a couple of people online, for whom I have great affection, who are going through severe PTSD, from the looks of things.  This sort of thing needs to be taken seriously.  I will do what I can, which in one of the cases probably isn’t much.

Life- Mine is good.  I went over to a gathering this evening, and stayed for about an hour- before slipping out, pretty much unnoticed.  People were heavily into themselves, and that’s okay.  One of my better friends had some good things happen to her today.  That’s fantastic, because she needed to catch a break or two, and I know she can do fabulous things.  I did some cleaning and straightened up a few things, before tomorrow night’s event.  I also talked with my son, on the phone, this afternoon.  He’s holding his own, and I am immensely proud of him for learning and growing as a man.

Money- I was gently chided by someone, who said “The more you give, the more you get.”  Well, that’s true, to an extent.  If I gave as much as the collective charities want, I’d have nothing left.  Just to satisfy my critics, let me say that 15-20% of what I bring in each month, goes to charities of my choice- my Faith, a child protection entity and a children’s hospital, plus the little boy I sponsor, in another country.  That’s all anyone needs to know.

Spirit- 

That one indeed is a man who, today, dedicateth himself to the service of the entire human race.

Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 167

Well, this week is half over.  I am hoping the snow-weary people of much of our Hemisphere (northern) will catch a break, after the storm anticipated for this weekend.

4 thoughts on “The Daily Bruin, Volume 1, Issue 5, February 5, 2014

  1. ‘The more you give, the more you get’ — I’ve cut way back on the number of charities I give to — I’ve found that I’m paying for all the appeals requesting more money. I’ve chosen one charity that meets my values, and given them a larger amount this year. There may be more next year, or I may choose another group to support. As you say, even if you give the least amount each letter requests, it adds up to ridiculous amounts, and you simply pay for them to ask you for more! I’m glad your son is doing so well!

    • You endured one of the most horrible conflicts of the last two decades of the Twentieth Century and the first seven years of the Twenty-first. Beautiful Sri Lanka will take a long time to recover, as will its Diaspora. Stay safe and well, Angy.

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