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  1. Lint

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    Since February I've had two major events in my life, a broken heart valve, then a month later, a herniated lung. Two major operations, especially the heart surgery. I'm not looking for sympathy, nor am I trying to set myself on a pedestal. But, I've gotten a whole new perspective on life, when staring down the barrel of it possibly ending. I've got to say this. You need to hear it and really really duplicate it in your life.

    Life is so fragile. Fleeting. Please, let go of whatever you're holding onto. Don't just forgive, FORGET. You don't know what it's like to hold onto life by a thread, to get wheeled into an ambulance chocking on your own blood. Or into an operating room knowing your heart will be stopped and you'll only live because of a machine. Maybe you do.

    But, you gotta understand, we are here for a minute. Those grudges, gripes, anger and strife are poison. You've got such a brief time. Let Go. Stop holding on to the past. Your life can change in an instant. My lung went from normal to filling with blood in TEN MINUTES!!!

    Live while life is still in you. THERE IS NOT A FUCKING THING THAT CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF YOUR LIFE, NOR YOUR LOVED ONES. LET THAT SHIT GO!! BE FREE, BE LOVE, BE LOVED. THERE IS NO TIME. IF YOU DON'T START NOW, IT MAY BE TOO LATE. BELIEVE ME, I KNOW.

    When you realize all the things you want to say, knowing you may not get a chance to, the stupid shit we carry around with us MEANS NOTHING!! Anger, resentment, PRIDE, the need to be right. It's all BULLSHIT!! Life is now, that's it, there is no tomorrow promised to anyone. Ten minutes from now you could be dying.

    Please, understand this.

    When was the last time you noticed a sunrise, knowing you're actually alive to see it?
     
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    Everybody should watch this ....it ends well


     
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    Thank you so much Lint.
    Lint, thank you so much for this reminder. My wife and I went through something similar at Mayo Clinic a year ago. I didn't know whether I would come home a widow or with my wife. She's "normal" now and you're right.

    I'm pissed off badly at Verizon right now. After reading your post, you're right. Today, I'll just finish the mechanics of what needs to be done with Verizon and move on. Verizon is nothing in my life and thank you for the reminder of that. Bad people are everywhere, good people are everywhere. The real perspective is what a client of mine says.....the world is full of good people, some of them just make bad decisions.

    I think I'll have a good Sunday. You helped someone today regain a lost perspective so I hope you take comfort in that. I also hope you heal up well. BTW, I live 120 miles straight south of you across the border so you can figure out where that booming city is. Peace.
     
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    thanks Lint
     
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    Heal well.
    Forget those dignity robbing moments with the paper gowns and doctors.
    Go forth and ride agian when you are fit. Hopefully soon. :)
     
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    I'm very glad to hear she recovered. If I ever lost my wife, I'd be shattered. I'm glad my thoughts helped you.
     
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    Glad you made it, thx for the words of wisdom :thumbs:.

    ACE
     
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    Thank you, Lint.
    I came to a similar conclusion when I broke my back in a motorcycle accident.
    When I realized that I could have been paralyzed or even dead,
    there were not too many things in life that matters much.
    Since then, I'm at peace with myself or anything in life...well, at least most of the time ;)

    Another thing that I realized then is that I love riding motorcycle. A lot.
    I was begging my friends to take me out riding in my body brace.
    I might die anytime so I gotta ride while I can.
    :wheelie:
     
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    Words to live by
    Trust me as you well know what our life has dealt us, still surprised I wake every morning with all the stress.
    Say hi to the awesome family of yours brotha.


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    You ain't alone. Close calls are the name of the game. Many people end up did quicker than you can blink. So what's your phylosophy then? Mine is a glass of whisky and exercising the grey cells.
     
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    One wonders why it takes near death experiences before we realize we may have been taking the wrong path. It would be great if we could realize our errors earlier in life and take steps to improve ourselves. In doing so, maybe, just maybe we can also improve aspects of others' lives too.

    Thank you Lint. Your comments may be enough to make some realize this. One is enough to rack up a check mark for success.
     
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    Hey, I'm happy to have helped! I need to explore this area more. I'm guessing you're in Athens or Decatur?
     
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    Hey Lint, Thank you for the update and words. As always if there is anything being part Welsh and a flock of sheep can do.;-) Let me know. Seriously! Just remember I am only 15% so the flock may not respond but I will.
     
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    No. The Rocket City.
     
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    I had to Google that to know, but now I do!
     
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    Man, my philosophy... Now? I honestly don't know how to verbalize it. I'm still coming to grips with it. I work in a dialysis clinic and I see people daily who are just trying to stay alive. It's humbling as hell. Makes me grateful, but honestly, sometimes I feel guilty, I dunno. I'm healthy, I can go on a vacation without a worry, they have to get dialyzed 3 days a week for 3-4 hours each time.

    I guess it's love, gratitude, honor and respect. Don't take things and people for granted and be responsible, but above all, true to yourself. You're all you got. But at the same time, care deeply, on a soul level for those that care for you.

    I know I sound like a hippy, but it's really hard to put into words. I often experience thoughts that come from a different place. A super deep knowing that I didn't know of before.
    I've always considered myself to be a spiritual person, but what I've experienced is some next level stuff.

    No, I don't do drugs... And I'm off the prescription stuff too, hahaha.

    Like I said, I'm still trying to figure it all out.
     
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    Not a baaaad offer! Are you actually in Utah, or from there? A couple of years ago I rode to Montana and stopped in some town off the 15 and what I saw stuck my heart. I have no idea what it was about the place, I guess the niceness of it and the energy too. I just wish I could remember the name of the town.

    Maybe Google knows. They track everything!
     
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    So after consulting The Google, it was Orem Utah that we stopped in. Got gas and food from a place called The Stop which I guess is now closed. I wonder why? That place was really nice for a gas station.
     
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    Yes, I am from and still live in Utah. I have been other places in the states but I don't think that I would live anywhere else. Now I cannot say that if I went across the pond. I could say the same thing but that has not happened yet. I saw the latter post and if it was Orem, Ut. you stopped in what we call "Happy Valley" as an endearing nickname. Orem is the most heavily populated Mormon town per capita next to Provo, Ut. It's like Mayberry in the Andy Griffith show in the '60s. I was raised Mormon but not practicing as they say for years. No matter what people say about the religion they are very generous and loving, helping people. That goes for most of Utah. The only downfall that I have with them is when they get into their cars.:) Then it's like they have total disregard for life or limb!;-) The Stop closed in Orem and relocated to North Salt Lake obviously due to business I guess since they tried another location. Take Care and let me know if you need anything sheepish and I will call up the Welsh brigade!;-)
     
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