Calling all prayer warriors: I received a couple of emails yesterday asking me to put the Musingites on their knees in prayer and positive thinking for some good people. And since I know you folks are *awesome* about that, I just had to pass these requests on. List member Pamela A. needs prayer for her sister Margo, struggling with ovarian cancer and finding an effective treatment for it. And list member Jonathan B. from Down Under needs prayer for his Mom in Seattle, who had a stroke this past weekend. And while we're on the subject, my own wife and I got our second series of test results yesterday trying to diagnose why she's dizzy, nauseous, and prone to nearly fainting. Sadly, they were pretty much all inconclusive and now we have to go visit three more specialists. Sidebar: You can find a post I wrote over two years ago about this "e-community of prayer" here.
Meanwhile, I read an article in Parade magazine this past weekend about obesity and what some countries are doing about it. In Japan, anyone over 40 has to have their stomach measured. If too large, they must reduce their weight or face being fined. (Call it a "fat tax.") The government of New Zealand will not allow you to immigrate to their country if they feel you are too large. The governments of Britain and Germany are also getting pro-active about their citizens' health.
Is it time for the U.S.A. to do the same? Post your thoughts here at the blog.
MISCELLANEOUS THOUGHTS ON BEING OVERWEIGHT
IF YOU CAN READ THIS, YOU'RE TOO CLOSE TO THE REFRIGERATOR.
If you don't watch your figure ... no one else will.
A person who is overweight is going the wrong weigh.
I tried that garlic diet. I didn't lose any weight, but I did lose all my friends.
"Your Mama's So Fat..."
...I had to take a train and two buses just to get on her good side.
...she puts mayonnaise on aspirin.
...her belt size is "Equator."
...her cereal bowl comes with a lifeguard.
...her photograph has to be taken from a helicopter.
[with thanks to Daniel L. Worona and the Humor Archives]
WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "Thin people are beautiful, but fat people are adorable." (Jackie Gleason)
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