This cartoon is a good cartoon to remind people that even when you are the 'slow one" , or the cumbersome one, or the funny looking one, or the one the world laughs at because you are obviously dealing with some physical problem, then remember this cartoon and the childhood story. There are so many worldly things that simply do not matter. Don't get distracted by them--keep your eyes on the finish line and keep putting one foot in front of the other. Slow and steady often wins the race when fast and furious burns out or stops to lolly-gag with every distraction along the path. In the HUMAN RACE, the "finish line" is HEAVEN. You ultimately want to get to heaven because that is where GOD lives and it is described in the book of Revelations but you need not be in a hurry to get there. Take your time. Eat slow food. Walkabout when you are discouraged. When you feel such overwhelming despair don't give in to it--postpone it--say I will think about that tomorrow but today I have to draw this cartoon, or load the dishwasher, or cut the grass, or buy food, or pick flowers for the school, or buy somebody lunch, or wash my blue jeans, or photograph the birds, or teach myself piano, or ________________ [fill in the blank] whatever will distract you from bad thoughts. Thoughts are not your Master. JESUS The Messiah is your Master, or should be. If you don't know JESUS, you can learn some about HIM on another blog of mine at: https://salvation-is-free.blogspot.com.
I also have physical disabilities caused to me when the man I took wedding vows with tried four times to kill me and then divorced me for "going to the library without his permission" [in 2007 in Colorado]. I did not contest the divorce,and divorce is final since Oct 2007]; and I survived much physical trauma. But I have permanent injuries of concussion that did permanent damage to my balance and brain, and metal screws and a plate in one leg from those injuries. I tried to honor the Bible's instructions to stay the course until the Baptist Church Pastor told me it was not GOD's will that the then-husband should kill me and the church prayed the man-then-husband who tried to kill me would leave. And he did when I posted the ten commandments on the door post as the Bible said to do. My reason for telling you readers this, is that I saw from the Google stats the post I wrote to encourage the US Military was well liked, and I know from news stories that the US Military is struggling w/ depression and despair that has caused many to choose death but don't do it! When you return to civilian life with or without injuries, the sense of not being needed can be overwhelming, leading to a lost sense of self. But if I can overcome those, so can you! Just think of the depression and despair as the enemy of your soul, because it is. Determine to fight it as effectively as you would fight a physical injury in combat. Be the hero to yourself that you are to others!
You can overcome despair. You can overcome depression. You can overcome suicidal thoughts. You can overcome injuries and disabilities. You can overcome the poverty of being discharged from Military with no job in sight. You can survive! Hold onto life and choose life. It is written, "therefore choose life, that both thou and thou seed may live. " Deuteronomy 30:19c, KJV. See the big picture that yea heaven is the ultimate goal but you don't have to rush to get there. LIVE life! Make a difference to one person every day in some way. Do the best you can even if it is not the "best' the world can do. Stay the course. And when you die on GOD's terms, be at the finish line--the gateway to heaven.
Gloria Poole,Registered Nurse/artist/author/publisher/writer/prolife activist/cartoonist/illustrator/photographer:
My selfie in Feb 2017:
https://prolife-nurse.blogspot.com/p/about-gloria-poolern.html is a profile page for me;
You can follow me on twitter on these accounts of mine: @gloriapoole; @gloria_poole; @Tartan_Bliss; @tweetie0817; @ProlifeNurse and @personhood1.
You can read more of the poems and prose and medical lessons I have written on these blogs of mine:
https://tapestry-of-life-LLP.blogspot.comI updated this in March 2017/
https://publishing-life.blogspot.comI updated this in March 2017.
https://prolife-nurse.blogspot.com I updated this few days ago.
https://save-the-baby-humans.blogspot.comI updated this .
https://real-women-have-babies.blogspot.comI updated this in 2017.
The sites that accompany this blog are:
and other blogs and sites of mine. Also, for the record, I am the EXACT same WHITE WOMAN who has created art and posted it on web since year 2007 or 2007 or maybe earlier.You can see some of that art I made on my https://gloriapoole.blogspot.com
Also see the links to the other blogs of mine on that same blog for more of the art I made too.
About me Gloria Poole Registered Nurse artist photographer writer blogger and author:
This is my selfie [Gloria Poole,RN, artist] in spring 2014 but I look the same except that I am thinner and my hair is longer but I still put it in lop-sided pony tail when I walk about or create art to prevent hair from blowing into my eyes or into paint.
This is my photo of of my personal Bible and one of my christian crosses to show that Southern Baptist do not worship images of GOD, on crosses or anywhere.
This is one of my photos of the U S flag to remind all that I,Gloria Poole, RN,artist, as owner, creator of the content, writer, photographer am a U S citizen and do all that I do, under the auspices of the First Amendment freedom of press and to worship GOD and to associate with like-minded people.
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing is where I got my education as a nurse and then I took state boards in Georgia years ago. I have a current RN license in Missouri.
I also have a degree in business from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.
I create all content on this blog and I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to this blog collectively and individually as single posts. All telephones listed on this account and any account of mine on the web belong to me personally and are in my apartment in Missouri or in my possession at all times. Some of my numbers are wired, landline telephones and some are mobile phones. This blog and all blogs that I create and that contain my words I wrote and or art I made and signed and or photos that I photographed belong exclusively to me Gloria Poole, of Missouri and Georgia. Copyright. Gloria Poole / Gloria / gloriapoole /gloria-poole /gloria.poole/ Ms Gloria Poole/ Poole Gloria / G-L-O-R-I-A / gloriapoole1749 /gloria0817 /gpoole817 / gloriapooleRN at yahoo / gloriapoole.RN / artist-gloriapoole /Gloria Poole,RN,artist /cartooning-by-gloriapoole / photo-by-gloriapoole, and other variations of my real name with or without my professional status as Registered Nurse and with or without numbers after my name, at my own private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone and neither is my equipment nor phones shared with anyone, and neither is my isp account shared with anyone which means no one is authorized to log into any account of mine anywhere but me. /signed/ Gloria Poole, RN, artist; at my apt in Missouri on 12nd April 2017 at 7:40pm.
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