The Wheels Of Life Go Round & Round!

I am reading aritcles/books with regards to the human thought process, spirituality, issues, recovery ideas and overall the human condition. Having worked at the addictions centre, I did read the big book, those years ago, as well as study the program and the steps. I have been going over some of what I learnt, gathering information regarding, even coming upon The Big Book, a few day ago at a sale and buying it to read again. I have been reading, Canadian Addiction surveys, from difference sources..
” About 1 in 10 Canadians has these styles of heavier drinking, with significantly
higher percentages in the four Atlantic Provinces and in
Alberta. For a country of Canada’s size and diversity, there is considerable convergence in findings across provinces regarding the prevalence of alcohol and “illicit” drug use and related harms. There are also important differences in terms of levels and patterns of use, and risk of harms that are of significance not only to researchers, but to decision makers and ultimately to all Canadians.”
.. what caught my eye in that articles was the, 1 in 10 Canadians having this life style, to a point where it may cause harm to the user and their relationships. You love the addict, but hate the disease and that is why ALANON is out there and of course AA for the addict, themselves. No one is perfect. Addictions are diseases, not just in alcohol or drugs, but food, sex, etc. Then we have the mental labels/disorders, such as depression and bipolar, then the physical ailments such as, convulsions, auto-immune diseases and more.
So if statistics are showing, 1 in 10 have alcohol and drug issues, the other 9 maybe have the mental, physical, the gene pool maladies, leaving you a population of ailing people..lol.. and I am one of them and so is the other person on your right, and on my left. 😉 I think the world needs to be more compassionate with each other, stop being so dam judgemental!
The old saying, no one knows what goes on behind closed doors or don’t judge a book by its cover, should be more than just words! We need to take action. Read up on maladies of human kind, understand more of what others are going through. Because some day, you just may be the person who wishes, others were not so judgemental, if your life took a 360 turn, for the not so better.
Don’t take your health for granted, mental, physical and or spiritual. Some body loves you just the way you are!
Next week, to re-read, The Big Book, is on my agenda, of understanding. And remember, tomorrow is another day, to get it right and the day after that and after that and…  😉

The Weight Of The World On My Shoulder Pads?

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Recently I seen a picture of a lady wearing shoulder pads and it made me laugh and reminded me of just about a month ago, when I picked up a top at a 2nd hand clothing store, brought it home, gave it a glance over again before tossing it in the laundry.. it had shoulder pads!
Did not take me long to pull out the scissors and hack away to remove the pads from the shoulder seams of the top. What ever possessed someone to attach those terrible looking things to women’s top anyhow?

I am 4’10” tall, with little to no neck and to wear a top like that, well lets just say, I have my fathers round, semi square head, that pads make it look like a block on a ledge.. LOL..
But then I started to read about, shoulder pads in women’s clothing… they were made for people with narrow or sloping shoulders, made popular during the 1940s, 1980s, and late 2000s/2010s. Singers/artist such as Lady Gaga and Rihanna started wearing them in on stage costumes, that 1980’s look and a few young women were following them, making it a trend, bringing the shoulder pads back!

However, I don’t think time went crazy with it, because, I don’t think I actually go swindled out of $7.99 for a slightly worn blouse, more than a year old, did I?  LOL
Oh well, it all went to a good cause, my money, to a used clothing bank to help out local charities. So I am going to look at the shoulder pads as a piece of a garment worn by a super hero, under her cape!!!

That’s right.. I am a super hero!..with no neck??? at 4’10” tall?

Hey!? Momma always said, big surprises come in small packages.. even super hero’s with padded shoulders!

Up, up and awayyyyy!!