To Be Motivated or To Motivate

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by Patricia Feager

 

 

 

While walking out of Physical Therapy, a little sign caught my eye that meant so much. In just a few words, it caused a pause. Today is Monday. In twelve days it will be September 1st. Whether noticing the sign was a coincidence or not, the rudimentary truth is every day is different with one more opportunity to learn something new. When I left the building and got back on the road, I noticed every day people were rushing to get somewhere, seriously, deliberately trying to get ahead of traffic. The most important word in the motivational sign is LIFE.

 

L - La Di Da (no one is more important than another)

I - Ichariba Chode (though we meet but once, even by chance, we are friends for life)

F - Faith (too much faith in your beliefs can override common sense)

E - Excellence (without excellence, mediocrity is frequently your destiny)

 

 

 

Before getting home, I was stuck in traffic behind the Carter BloodCare Bus that was driving in the left lane. Bloodcare was on my mind. No matter who we are or how important we think we are, we all have the same color blood. Words I couldn't stop thinking of at under five miles an hour due to road construction include the following:

  • Blood Brothers
  • Blood Relatives
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Replacement
  • Blood Sugar Levels

When it comes to blood, we are all connected. Our lives are contingent on healthy blood. For goodness sake, I think it's time to donate blood and give back to the Community. Save a life and give blood, so everyone here on earth has a better chance at living. What do you think?

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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Nina Hollander - Different times, for different reasons. I don't want to get into details, but I know you understand ;=)

Aug 19, 2019 06:02 AM #10
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Brian England
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The I describes you and me, now friends for life, but hopefully we will get to meet again in the future!

Aug 19, 2019 07:03 AM #11
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Lottie Kendall
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So much truth in your post, Patricia. Before an illness in the 1990's kicked me out of the pool, I was a regular blood donor. A simple thing for me to do, but a huge thing for someone in need of blood.

Aug 19, 2019 07:09 AM #12
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Brian England - I do believe that's true. However, it will probably be in a different location!!! Rain or shine, I'll be there for our next meet-up! Friends for life!!!

Lottie Kendall - Things are always different when the shoe is on the other foot. A few years ago, I coordinated the Carter Blood Mobile for my office and the community. It was a huge success and many people benefited. I made up my mind, I'm going to do it again. In between the time the first photo was taken and the second one I had to slow down in traffic for an even longer time. This time, it was because of a major accident. Emergency and Police didn't even get there yet and what I saw when I drove by, you wouldn't want me to describe. I received three strong messages!!! I shall follow through. 

Aug 19, 2019 07:15 AM #13
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Patricia - life presents many such signs.  Some are more visible than others.  It might be a billboard.  A repeated message.  Traffic and other seemingly ordinary tasks become a rhythm of us.  Our being. . . 

Aug 19, 2019 07:42 AM #14
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Michael Jacobs - good morning! 

"Reaching out," comes out in many different forms of communication. When we don't pay attention, and we remember what those signs were after the fact, those are times we are likely to have the biggest regrets. There is always some type of rhythm in life, isn't there...

Aug 19, 2019 07:54 AM #15
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Will Hamm
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Good Morning Patricia Feager,  I am O- and give blood every 6 months.  I hope it helps people in need.

 

Aug 19, 2019 08:21 AM #16
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Will Hamm - Good for you! O- is the perfect type to donate. I'm sure they love you! It makes you feel good too, doesn't it? You're really do give back to your community at the very minimum twice a year. 

Aug 19, 2019 08:27 AM #17
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Patricia #3 is very true.  "Faith" and "Common Sense" need to work together, but never confused for one another.  The Bible tells us that faith without works is useless, and I believe it is the same for faith without common sense.

Aug 19, 2019 08:52 AM #18
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George Souto - I'm afraid many people don't know the true definition of the word "faith" when they use it in conversations or communicating. I'm afraid the association with the word faith with the song by George Michaels still lingers in many people's minds. Your explanation is PERFECT!

Aug 19, 2019 09:03 AM #19
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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - Our blood is the essence of life and what better way to give than to donate blood. 

Aug 19, 2019 12:45 PM #20
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - Most definitely "our blood is the essence of life." I donated blood today and from the moment I walked out the door of Carter's BloodCare facility, I feel great! There is a sense of mystery about not knowing if your blood is going to save a life and I am just fine not knowing. A few years ago I donated on a regular basis and stopped because life got busy. I realized there is no excuse not to schedule a time and just do it! 

Aug 19, 2019 06:32 PM #21
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How appropriate that you saw the sign, had time in traffic to put your observations to each of the letters (and I love them all!) in the word and then see the bloodmobile, Patricia?! Definitely a day of events that occurred that were meant to be. 

Love the quote too - life is about the opportunities! As a past recipient of blood donations multiple times in my life, I am so grateful for those who appreciate 'life' and give to those who would love to continue living it.

 

Aug 19, 2019 07:53 PM #22
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - Everyone who has been given life deserves to live life fully. I'm going to do a lot more to make sure blood flows freely through the veins of arms willing to give to as many people as possible. Everyone deserves to have a chance to live.

Aug 19, 2019 08:31 PM #23
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You're a sweet angel, Patricia! Everyone does, indeed, deserve to live life to its fullest. Those who have been blessed with the gift of blood know how special you and those who give, truly are.

Aug 19, 2019 09:30 PM #24
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Christine O'Shea
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Hi Pat, I can not give blood due to my high blood pressure medications but use to before my issues.  I so wish I still could, but have found other ways to give.

Have a great week!

Aug 20, 2019 07:06 PM #25
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Patricia, I often think how the camera phones have changed our lives - I have a feeling that we have become more observant, more reflective, more appreciative of things around us, we look at the moments in the photos again when download the photos from our phones.

I always enjoy your posts and the insights and inspirations you share with us.

Aug 21, 2019 05:57 PM #26
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In this game of life, we certainly find some people who feel like blood relatives :)

Aug 24, 2019 07:47 AM #27
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I used to enjoy giving blood back in my college days.  I can't remember why they won't take it anymore, but maybe I should try again.

Aug 28, 2019 09:24 PM #28
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Patricia,

On the inside our blood is the same, it's just on the outside we are different colors.

Aug 29, 2019 01:15 PM #29
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