Kill The Thoughts Not Yourself

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How To Defeat Distress And Find Peace

All around us perfectly healthy people are dying, and the culprit is stress.

The national suicide rate is climbing during the Covid-19 outbreak. Some are taking family members on their death march, as murder-suicide is also on the rise.

You do not need to be a victim of your thoughts, you need to be the victor!

It seems money is a big concern at this time, but allow me to assure you that millionaires were made during the Great Depression. Help is available for the recently unemployed, and businesses that would otherwise fold. Mortgage lenders are willing to refinance or suspend foreclosures, evictions have been suspended. If you feel you have nothing to live for because you risk loosing your fortune, you must look at what your life is truly worth. I know it is easy for me to say, because I have no fortune to loose. But rich or poor I know that you can not find anything in this world more precious than life.

If you are having thoughts of suicide it is not a sign of weakness to reach out for help. There are times you will see no way out of the mess you are in, because you can not see tomorrow.. How many people have ended their life for temporary problems that could soon be remedied?

Life is one of the hardest battles we will face, changes come and nothing is assured. If you are battling with your thoughts of the future, here are some steps you can take.

First, turn off the news! it is a constant overkill of negativity and despair.

Write a note to yourself penning your biggest fears at this point.. If it is finances, take the steps to research your options. If it is the stock market woes, consider a specialist who can advise you how to recover your assets in time. This article gives you tips on how to invest during a down fall. If you own a business, take the steps to apply for the business relief loan. Contact the Small Business Association in your state to see how they are handling the process. Take the time to list the material items you could sell after the woes are over. There are many people who were once Millionaires and lost everything, yet still found a glimmer of hope.. Musicians and movie stars that went from riches to rags, settled in to a new life despite uncomfortable changes. It can happen if you allow it!

Are you afraid of contacting the virus? make a list of proven ways you can protect yourself and others. Avoid social media that is laden with bad news, or anything that enhances your fears. There are many stories of people who contracted the virus and survived. I only go out for food, and take all the precautions, including washing my groceries!

Without knowing your greatest fears I can not compile an exhaustive list. I can only offer you a ray of hope, by assuring you that we can cope, if we change our way of thinking. Reach out to those who care, call a friend who is known to cheer you up. If you can not reach a friend, the National Suicide Hotline is there 24/7 to help. 1800- 273- 8255. Listening to soothing music can help turn off those excessive thoughts that keep churning in your mind..

I am one who feels that peace can be found in Jesus Christ. He believed your life was worth more than anything the world contained, so He gave His life for yours. There is hope for any situation if you allow Him to work in your life. The rich and famous have confessed that despite their fame and fortune, they are empty inside. How could this be? We were created to have a connection to the Creator, and when that connection is void, He does not force His way in. Like the man knocking at your door, if you do not answer he remains outside, unable to reach you. I realize this seems like rubbish to those who do not believe in the after life, or God’s existence.. It is still my hope that you find peace through this storm, and realize that survival is not only for the fittest.. it is also for the weak who can gather strength from others who care.

 

 

The Language Of Love

heart-534793_640There is one language anyone can understand..

Imagine being a polyglot, you could travel without hiring a translator, watch a movie with subtitles off, and read a foreign novel with ease. There are many beautiful languages in the world and some make it their passion to learn them.

Rojas-Berscia is a hyperpolyglot, who speaks twenty-two languages, and is on a quest to learn more. Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, speaks eight languages, and has gained attention for his ability to converse with the crowd. However I am more like Ursula in Ladies In Lavender, when trying to speak Polish, puppy dog was on the dinner menu.

Although I speak English, I have found anyone can understand the language of love. A soft smile, warm handshake, and a peaceful spirit can be translated by anyone.

Trade A Coffee Day!

It’s Trade A Coffee Day Here At Pennies For Dreams!

 

We love our morning coffee on the go, no matter your weakness. Double shot espresso, skinny mocha late, or the simple black. I am asking everyone who loves coffee as much as I do, trade coffee for a day and donate it here!

Christmas is around the corner and I truly need your help in providing gifts to the children’s home in India, and the children’s school in Pakistan.

So lets get together and BYO for a day in order to bring joy to a child this Christmas!

If you would like to gift the family’s directly, please contact me and I will tell you how.

Penniesfordreams@gmail.com

Your help is appreciated, and please share this post with your coffee loving friends. 🙂

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Baby Buried Alive Update!

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Although the baby girl found buried alive in India has not been named, I choose to call her Karuṇa Daya since mercy seemed so fitting. Karuṇa Daya was born premature, weighing just over two pounds and battling sepsis, among other serious conditions. 

Doctors are amazed that she is now thriving and awaiting adoption. Rajesh Kumar Mishra a local politician, paid her medical care. Rajesh and his wife have said they will be adopting her after the legal waiting period.

I feel this is a miracle from God, others say it was a twist of fate.. I only know the chances of being found in a rural cemetery within a short time of death are pretty slim.. and the act of kindness from Rajesh Kumar Mishra, provided the NICU she needed.

The parents have not been discovered, but I am sure they are also amazed. The baby girl just discarded, now is being loved and nurtured.

[1] Doctors Are Amazed

Baby Found Alive!

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Couple rescues infant buried alive!

One family’s mourning turned into a true blessing while they were intending to lay their own child to rest. When starting to dig a grave at an isolated cemetery, the couple heard crying from within the earth. They continued digging approximately three feet and discovered a newborn buried in a clay pot. The unnamed baby girl is approximately 4-days old, and weighed just over 3 pounds. The local hospital in Uttar Pradesh is caring for the infant who is now in ICU, suffering from respiratory issues.

An investigation is ongoing to locate the parents who face charges of abandoning the infant with intent to murder.

I pray this child, I will name Karuṇa Daya,( meaning mercy) will survive and be surrounded with love. This is a true miracle among the thorns of sorrow.

India is among one of the several country’s who treat girls with inequality. It is unknown if this is the reason Karuna Daya was left to die. This is yet another reason I have a heart for the orphanages of  India who care for the abandoned and cast out..

[1] Infant found buried alive in Indian cemetery

 

Racism For Dummies

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When will hate cease and love begin? We are all created equal and everyone has talents and treasures to offer. I am so thankful this world was not created to include only one race.. This picture sums it up in an eggshell 🙂

 

Raceism For Dummies

Photo Source : Jimmy Robertson. At Christ City On A Hill, South Africa
Via~ LinkedIn

Dumpster Babies

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I do not enjoy sharing disturbing news, yet do so in hope that someone who is facing a difficult situation may find help before it is to late.

At first glance Karla Antimo of Chicago was a hero, she stated to have heard a baby crying which lead her to trashcan. Laying on top of a trashcan in alley was a precious baby boy, only hours old with his umbilical cord still attached. Karla saved the babies life by rushing him to a near-by fire station. The baby was resuscitated by firefighters and is now in stable condition. After further investigation it was revealed that Karla was actually the grandmother of the infant and is now charged with false reports.

If it were not for Karla’s actions the baby would not have survived. The father of the baby informed Karla what took place and she went to rescue the baby, hiding the details. The parents will be charged as juveniles with first-degree attempted murder. This is a very sad case of a desperate situation getting out of hand. The babies mother is an honor roll student who now faces a prison term.

The Illinois Fire Department made a statement pleading with anyone in a desperate situation with an infant to come in. The baby boy was the first case since their Safe Haven laws took effect.  Every state has implemented Safe Haven laws to help put an end to the many cases of infants being left to die in dumpsters. Anyone can bring an infant up to one month old to their local fire department, police station, or hospital with no questions asked. The baby will be safe and the parent will be free from any charges.

The National Safe Haven Alliance is a 24 hour hotline that will help anyone in need of assistance to locate a Safe Haven in their area. They are also there to answer any questions one may have about the program.

If you are in need just call 1-888-510-BABY National Safe Haven Alliance

Unplanned And Restricted

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The hard truth is your teen could have an abortion without your consent,but would need permission to see the film Unplanned. 

The film Unplanned seems to be so taboo that many major networks refused to air the commercials. The film was forced to take an “R” rating before it’s release since it depicts an abortion. There are countless films I do not care to see because they contain nudity, foul language, sexual situations, and violence. I would think films such as these would fall under an “R” rating. Commercials for these films are heavily aired before they hit the box office..

What has happened to our society when a film that aims to share the other side of abortion is shut out, while films that encourage rebellion are supported?

Many woman do not receive both sides of the story when they go to a clinic.. They are not told that the ‘fetus” feels pain, if they ask.. And are not advised that they may suffer post-abortion depression. And for the most part, the clinics do not discuss adoption as an alternative. I realize there are many absent fathers, yet in any case the father has no say.

I believe anyone considering an abortion should have all the facts before they make that critical choice.. not just scripted words painted rosey, to support their right to do so.

Society has changed so much that it often discourages parental involvement in a teens life. Most are rebellious yet still need guidance to make good choices that will affect their future. Did you ever imagine that there would come a day when parents had fewer  rights over their children than the state in which they reside?.. I fear the day has come.

[1] Age Of Consent By State

[2] Unplanned The Film Based On A True Story

 

Another Infant Dies From Benadryl

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Please sign the White House petition and spread the word!

I need 100,000 signatures in 30 days!

  My Petition

Two years ago I posted Infant Dies From Benadryl hoping that parents or caregivers would heed the warning.

Recently in Vermont a day care worker gave 6-month old Harper Rose Briar Diphenhydramine an active ingredient found in Benadryl.  Infants are dying because care givers want them to sleep, and give them medications. To many have used this product that clearly states it is not intended for children under 2-years old. To make matters worse after a child dies the one who administers the medication receives very little jail time, an average of 2 1/2 years. Irresponsible actions resulting in death should be considered man slaughter. I am asking that you please sign my petition and spread the word because I am not on Facebook. This need’s 100,000 signatures in 30 days or it is dead in the water.  Thank you so much for caring about children.

 

Go Fund What?

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Wise giving is a true investment! 

I am sure you have read the story that went viral.. Johnny Bobbitt a homeless man from Philly who stopped to help a woman who ran out of gas. Johnny walked several blocks and spent his last $20 to bring Katelyn McClure some gasoline. It was a feel good story that didn’t have such a happy ending. Katelyn McClure and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico were so grateful for Johnny’s selfless act, that they struck up a  friendship in the day’s that followed. Katelyn found Johnny at the same intersection where she ran out of gas, and would bring him food and gift cards. Katelyn and Mark then went on to start a Go Fund Me page to reward Johnny for what he had done. Sadly when the money started rolling in to the tune of over 400,000 the friendship between the trio took a turn south.

Johnny Bobbitt claims the couple did not give him all the money they collected from donors. Further research shows that instead of buying Johnny a home and his dream truck, the couple instead bought him a camper that he parked on their property. The money they did give Johnny he spent helping friends, and admitted to spending some on drugs. In the end a judge ordered the couple Katelyn McClure and Mark D’Amico to return the remainder of the money to Johnny Bobbitt, but all the money was gone.. The couple it seems spent half the money they had collected.. In their defense on the issue they claimed Johnny was using the money for drugs, and not being responsible with the money they gave him.

Go Fund Me has been a good place for a man and his money to be soon departed.. Among many great causes by honest people, there is a ration of scams and really ridiculous pleas for money, such as”buy me some beer”.

I realize GFM can not keep everyone in check, but after reading the number of people who reported fraudulent campaigns that were ignored, it disturbs me.

A popular blog named Go Fraud Me has compiled many of the shady campaigns.  Although they use some colorful language.. I feel it is good to raise awareness.

Back in the day it was hard to raise money for a legitimate cause, it took many months of bake sales, bottle drives, and spaghetti dinners. With today’s social media anyone can ask for money and prey on the hearts of people along with slipping their fingers into your wallet.. Weather people believe it or not, we all have to answer for what we have done in life. The love of money can sear the conscience, and lies to get it leaves good people feeling duped and let down. A word of wisdom, honesty is always the best policy.