Get Up and Keep Moving
by Clifford Rothband
All I can do is try to laugh at it all, life that is.
When I was forced into medical, and stress related retirement 10 years ago, a social worker from SS Administration told me off. Speak up for yourself because nobody else will. Have faith in yourself. You and only you and your maker if you believe, are the only ones who know what is inside each of us.
Boredom lately has hit hard, the feeling of uselessness or powerless. Put any human in front of me and I will still try to pass. So can you.
I have been told a couple of times that I will die soon, to get my affairs in order and check into the hospital. So I got another opinion. Pneumonia 3 times, having a stroke?
Different doctors have different abilities and approaches. Do doctors live forever? Can they read the future?
Recently, quite a few funerals almost brought me down. Including 6 suicides in 6 months. Why? Is it really within our own means or intentions to end our lives?
We have a conscious, a spirit that we will never really explain or know of other than in our imagination or dreams. I saw so much death and blood in Vietnam as to permanently affect me this whole lifetime. PTSD. I am cautious, I fear pain, I know love, caring and wanting the best. Have I mistreated others by these experiences? Yes. Regrets few if any, I did as was necessary to the best of my ability, to be strong, to survive.
Not always as happy as I could be, still the satisfaction of integrity, honesty and personal inner values have got me past each days problems, to which a week later who even remembers.
A double entendre we used in the military, in the field the motto was. "You gots to be hard, keep moving."
Be it a friendship, relationship, marriage, children or work; do it to the ultimate best whether you like it or not, Get Up and Keep Moving.
Nobody else can do it for you or your way.