Love the InternetFriday, March 13, 2009
I love the internet. All the good info that is available at your fingertips. Yesterday morning I had a pretty bad asthma attack. I used to have asthma as a kid but haven’t owned an inhaler for 15 or 20 years now, so it as weird that I would have an attack. It was about an hour after I worked out, so at first I thought it had something to do with that. But the symptoms got progressively worst, to the point I thought I may have to go to the hospital as my lung capacity was quickly diminishing, then I started to have some other weird gastrointestinal symptoms. That was when I knew it wasn’t a normal asthma attack. Then John, the voice of reason, stepped in and asked me what I had eaten differently with my breakfast. I had add some fresh pineapple. So I jumped on the internet and discovered a study with latex allergic patients (which I am), where 19% exhibited IgE antibodies to pineapple where ingestion of pineapple has been reported to cause asthma, rhinitis and gastrointestinal symptoms (that was my morning). So a little Benadryl latter I was breathing normally (albeit a little drowsy) so lesson learned!
Offer beneficial free services on the internet are the daily delivery of motivational or inspirational messages (or even dog training tips:)). I love these and subscribe to a few of them. Here is one that I got this week that identifies how we may conduct ourselves during a challenging situation;
Everyone in this world walks around with two buckets… A bucket of gasoline and a bucket of water. When you see the spark of a problem fire being lit, we can choose to douse it with water and put it out. Or we can throw gasoline and make it worse. Choose wisely… (Have a peaceful week!) Rev Run.
On a similar note, I did say I would not censor any comments coming into this blog however, I have had a change of heart. Once I allowed one anonymous poster to get through (which I thought was eloquent and fair with his or her criticism of me), I apparently gave the right of passage for someone to send me hate mail. If you have some constructive feedback for me, I am keen to hear it. However, I have tried very hard to keep this website a place where people know they will read upbeat information presented in a light hearted way. I don’t see any purpose in allowing any anonymous posters with an obvious dislike for me, to change the positive atmosphere I have tried to establish. Please examine the motives in your own life, that is all I ask.
Here is another great quote that arrived in my inbox recently;
“Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.”— Wayne Dyer
Wayne Dyer ROCKS! If you are looking for something worthwhile to read (or listen to) try his book, “The Essence of Being in Balance” it is a good one, I have it in my ipod.
Have a great weekend everyone. We have a full Tweener camp this weekend. It should be a great one. All students have been to a minimum of one other camp with us here (either Puppy Camp or Skills Camp), that means Tweener camp is always a fun one! I will try to get some video for you.
Today I am grateful for the optimistic, good-hearted people that have become the focus of my life.