Thursday, August 25, 2011

Best Quote I have heard in long time re: living life

What a great quote,spoken by CNN producer Jomana Karadsheh and quoted by CNN article entailed "Journalist won..." about the journalists freed in Libya:

"On her Facebook page, Karadsheh lists her favorite quote: "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, champagne in one hand ... strawberries in the other and screaming: 'Woo Hoo! What a ride!' "

Well. this blog and most of my writing is about human life,and preserving it especially for those in the womb. The CNN article is very interesting because it gives a first person account of a hostage situation in Libya where journalists from many places, were held captive for several days by forces in Libya loyal to the regime that was history but they didn't want to admit it. Human life seems most precious sometimes when you are faced with your own mortality as those journalists were; realizing that their lives were hanging in the balance. And I have had several so-close-to-death-by-trauma-experiences that I know that first person realization. In my experiences, I KNEW beyond a shadow of doubt, that it was the supernatural intervention by GOD HIMSELF that saved me. And I am grateful. But in each case, I realized my life was not over yet, that GOD had more for me to do, and so I pray sometimes to know if I am pleasing to GOD; and if not, what should I do differently?

I don"t drink alcohol and don't advise anyone too, because I saw the terrible destruction it causes when I worked in the ER years ago; and I saw the training sessions of how to prioritize trauma injuries, and read the statistics of how many deaths are caused by alcohol; so I am not advocating that part of the quote [about champagne] but the rest of it is a remarkable way of thinking--to think of using one's self up in some cause greater than oneself. Of course, I think journalists do that every day. I admire them greatly, and think the service they do the world is one of the most noble of all causes. I am glad those journalists are alive and at liberty and on their way home to their families. I am also glad for all of them for the role Ms. Karadsheh played in obtaining their release. And I know CNN is very happy, and all of the news agencies whose journalists were held at gunpoint, but are now alive and free. I pray somehow by the grace of GOD, the bloodbath in Libya ends, and peace, stability AND liberty become the new norms there.
Gloria Poole; RN; 25-Aug-2011;5:47pm;@my apt in Missouri

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