4/03/2013

A Shot in the Arm

At a recent checkup with my doctor, she noticed that I was due for a tetanus immunization. Within minutes a medical assistant was plunging a needle in my upper left arm. Ouch! It really wasn't that bad, but my arm was sore for a few days. The shot will protect me over the next 10 years from getting tetanus. You know that often fatal infection you can get from stepping on a rusty nail or puncturing any part of your body. Because it's relatively easy to do something stupid like impale your foot or hand on a sharp object, the momentary discomfort is welcome because I'd much rather have the shot than have tetanus.

The expression, "a shot in the arm" also means a dose of encouragement that we all need from time to time. It's Wednesday or "Hump Day" and we're half-way through the work week. How's your week going? Busy? Frustrating? If you're feeling a little down on this beautiful, sunny day (sorry-perfect weather in AZ today) here's a painless shot in the arm for you.

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends. Proverbs 11:30
The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.  Proverbs 11:25.
Generosity, prosperity, good deeds, friendship, refreshment--all excellent words to put in practice this week. They are sure protection from the stuff out there that can make you miserable. Maybe this week isn't so bad after all.



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Positively encouraging

4/03/2013

A Shot in the Arm

At a recent checkup with my doctor, she noticed that I was due for a tetanus immunization. Within minutes a medical assistant was plunging a needle in my upper left arm. Ouch! It really wasn't that bad, but my arm was sore for a few days. The shot will protect me over the next 10 years from getting tetanus. You know that often fatal infection you can get from stepping on a rusty nail or puncturing any part of your body. Because it's relatively easy to do something stupid like impale your foot or hand on a sharp object, the momentary discomfort is welcome because I'd much rather have the shot than have tetanus.

The expression, "a shot in the arm" also means a dose of encouragement that we all need from time to time. It's Wednesday or "Hump Day" and we're half-way through the work week. How's your week going? Busy? Frustrating? If you're feeling a little down on this beautiful, sunny day (sorry-perfect weather in AZ today) here's a painless shot in the arm for you.

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends. Proverbs 11:30
The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.  Proverbs 11:25.
Generosity, prosperity, good deeds, friendship, refreshment--all excellent words to put in practice this week. They are sure protection from the stuff out there that can make you miserable. Maybe this week isn't so bad after all.



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