Three Little Random Thoughts – #2 Wounded

Welcome back to my blog, and the 2nd post in this new category of “Three Thoughts.”

Africa wondering why I’m taking her picture.

In the last few years I have been referred to something called the “Wound Clinic“. The staff there are amazing at helping people deal with healing of chronic wounds. Each visit they took pictures, treated me, and even the bandages were excellent as they came off, because they removed painlessly!

I am grateful for their help, advice, and attention at each visit, they even treated me on Sundays when the building was closed. They would make an appointment, let me in and treat me. Kind of mind blowing being able to go on a Sunday, and be done in 20 minutes heading home.

You and I no doubt are now thinking along the same lines. Many people need help with healing – it would be so nice if there were wound clinics especially for the invisible chronic wounds, and bandages that worked for them.

Those people are in my thoughts today – I wish healing and help for those who are carrying those tragic wounds, invisibly.

I wish them each help, and healing and encourage them not to give up hope.

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do any good in the world. ~ Helen Keller


One book I have read a book is called “LINCOLN on Leadership – “Executive Strategies for Tough Times (written by Donald T. Phillips). I highly recommend it, super historical and yet applicable today especially for those in leadership positions.

Abraham Lincoln was largely self-taught, and his mother died when he was young. Yet his achievements and his legend grows.

He didn’t have the advantages of academics lining up to guide him, and he started his first Presidency forced into war that had begun before he was sworn in.

In this book the author shares the modern Leadership principles that Abraham Lincoln mastered before they were identified as principles.

My quote today President Lincoln comes from his 2nd inaugural address, 41 days before he was assassinated. I am sure many Americans will recognize these words.

They seem so apt right now. I wonder how readers interpret his words, the war was nearly over, effectively ending April 9, 1865.

I believe he was calling his nation to heal, tough stitches certainly to close the wounds, but those are the steps towards getting better.

"With malice toward none with charity for all with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right let us strive on to finish the work we are in to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan ~ to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations." - March 4, 1865


Lastly a few photos of the signs that you see if you walk along either of the lakes in Penticton.

I see these signs as I walk or ride along and they are “muy bonito”. ♥

Thanks for visiting today, I welcome your thoughts and suggestions – David

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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9 Responses to Three Little Random Thoughts – #2 Wounded

  1. lghiggins says:

    Lots of food for thought today! I agree that there are many walking wounded out there. We can’t see their wounds, but they are hurting. I love the flags you shared–so bright and colorful!

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  2. LA says:

    Excellent as always

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  3. You connect it all so well—the chronic wounds, the invisible, the wounds on a nation, Helen Keller, and Abraham Lincoln. I think I’ll buy my dad that book for Christmas.

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  4. Great post, had me thinking about the wounds of society and self! C


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