Archive for October, 2009

I came into work this morning and I found that Dr. Said sent this out to all of the staff at Oasis Eye Care. I think it’s a great article with a lot of truth, so I figured i’d share it with those of you who read my blog. Enjoy your read! :0)

It is amazing that George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s – could write something so very eloquent…and so very appropriate (His wife recently died…). The Article is worth reading.

A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete…

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. An embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

~George Carlin

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LOVE…read the lyrics, listen to the music…think about it.
Love being one of the most important aspects of the life of a Christian. Feel free to comment, and give your thoughts and interpretations on the song.


Song: Listening to Freddie Mercury
Artist: Emery
Album: The Question

Every once in a while I think I’m lying.
Take it to the bank. I believe every word I say.
(This just isn’t how, this just isn’t how)
Then again this is when you start your prying.
(This just isn’t how, this just isn’t how)
But there’s a thought it could be true.
But this just isn’t how I imagined it would be.
With these random people just asking the most personal things.
And to think that somehow I could always come clean.
And you shake your head just like you know what I mean.

You’re a Christian tell the sinner
find repentance it’s your last chance.
You believer, where’s your patience?
Answer questions, put on faces.

(What about God?) To see if it’s right or wrong
(What about God?) to listen to this song.
(What about God?) I don’t want you too.
(What does it mean?) And see if you’re okay
(What does it mean?) with all the words I say.
(For you, for me.) It can’t be this way.
(All have fallen short)

Somehow, someone’s more equal than others.
Depending on the words we choose to say.
A glance at her too long tonight.
But everything I am saying’s right in your ears.

We are all the sisters and the brothers.
Until we find we don’t believe the same, like…

Gary is getting drunk to forget Sarah.
Sarah is stealing money from her parents.
Aaron is lying straight to Jon.
About Megan and the things that went on.
Jessica is a gossip, Laura is a slut.
Derrick hits Bridget and Ben deals drugs.
Seth spends all his money gambling.
Joey stopped praying.

It’s all the same.
We are all the same people.
With sinning hearts that make us equal.

Here is my hand, not words said desperately.
It’s not our job to make anyone believe.

Album Version

Acoustic Version
Listening to Freddie Mercury by Emery