Have you got the blahs?
Some days, when you get up you just feel kind of bleh. You just don’t really feel like doing anything. When you were young….those were the kind of days you wanted Mom to call the school for you and tell them that a rhino crashed the door late last night and in all the excitement you fell and the rhino stepped on your right foot. You were too crippled to make it into the doctor’s office so would they put you down for an excused absence? You would try to get into see the Doc later today…or maybe tomorrow.
Mom’s had this thing about going to school though…at least mind did. So…unless the rhino even actually happened, I just went ahead and got up. There were a few times I just couldn’t quite make it to school, but those days were rare. It seemed I could never get away with it…I’d always get caught. Still, I’d give it a shot every now and again, when I figured they had probably forgotten about it.
Now that time has moved on….and we’re living, working and getting along on our own…do you still get those days every once in a while? Do you call in sick? Have you ever wondered where those days come from? If you knew why, could you fix it?
I believe there are multitudes of reasons as to why this can happen. My favorite way to figure out something is to just ask ‘Why’. Why do I feel this way? Ask the question and then answer it. Then ask…why does this affect anything? You keep the question and answer thing going long enough and you’ll pretty much figure out most anything. You just need to remember to ask the right questions.
Be aware of where you are…it makes it a lot easier to figure out where you’re going…and how to get there.
Earl A Purkey – The ‘Doc’
Ahh…Love. Such a beautiful thing. Such a wonderful day. Valentine’s Day. February 14th. Ok…so where did this come from? Anyone with internet can access Google and find out a myriad of facts and interesting information about one of the well-known Saints.
When I was growing up, (I know…it’s an ongoing thing according to my wife), I remember one year, about a week before this wondrous day, out Home room teacher gave us a note to take home explaining that we were to buy and bring to school a selection of Valentine Cards. It seems we also had to bring a paper bag with our name on it to school on February 14th. When we got to school on the morning of this happy day, we went to home room just like normal. The only thing different was that we had to put our valentine cards that had been collected on a big table. Our homework the night before was to put names of our class-mates on the envelopes and put the valentines in the envelopes.
We then put the properly named envelopes with cards in the named sacks. We left then there all day and were to pick them up that afternoon, before going home. Everyone got Valentine cards and little heart candies with words printed on them. Ahhh…sugar. I don’t remember what exactly that was to teach us…other than the prettiest girls always got the most cards. Not sure it was supposed to have something to do with Love…or not.
St. Valentine was a Saint of the Catholic Order, that word has it…was stoned and since that didn’t kill him, he was beheaded.. for performing the marriage ceremonies for Christians. Man…Roman Catholic Emperors were tough back there around 270.
The author named Geoffrey Chaucer was one of the first to associate the famous day: February 14th with romance. In the 18th Century at some point, the day was set aside as a romantic holiday where people exchanged gifts and flowers to make statements of their Love for one another.
In more modern times, greetings cards were added to the list of accepted gifts along with boxes of sweet milk chocolate. Ahh….Love J.
This looks to me like a perfect place for an Earlism…ok…here it is: “Love…on any day is special, but when shared with all…with everyone in the entire world on a special day…is truly a Miracle!”
The Doc – Earl Purkey