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  1. Quote of the Day – May 31, 2018

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    You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. – Jim Rohn.

     

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  2. Quote of the Day – May 30, 2018

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    Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.  Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy.

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  3. Quote of the Day – May 29, 2018

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    You can now use a coach to get your personal life together, set and reach goals, start and expand a business, get ahead faster in a corporation, improve your job performance, and communicate better with everyone.  There are literally hundreds of things you can use a coach to help you solve, master, achieve, or develop. – Thomas J. Leonard

     

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  4. Memorial Day – May 28, 2018

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    Memorial Day Prayer

     

    Heavenly Father, today we remember and pay tribute to the men and women of the Armed Services who have died in the defense of our nation; from the days of the Revolution to these days in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.  They paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we hold so dear.

     

    In the words of Sacred Scripture we hear “There is no greater love then this, than to lay down one’s life for a friend.”  It is only by your grace and the love they have for you and this nation that gave them the strength to lay down their lives.

     

    We beseech you O Lord, to receive these servants of peace into your loving embrace and grant them the eternal peace that surpasses all understanding.

     

    We also remember the family members of these great heroes.  They too suffer a great and painful sacrifice.  Bestow upon them the blessings of your consolation and peace.  May you ease their sadness as they continue on the road to serenity and hope.

     

    To you we offer this prayer knowing you fulfill the heart’s desire of those who seek you with noble intentions.  May our prayer for true and lasting peace be answered in accordance to your will and for the good of your sons and daughters.  Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Peace.  Amen.

     

     From St. Joseph Parish

     

     

  5. Quote of the Day – May 25, 2018

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    Perseverance is a great element of success.  If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

     

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  6. Quote of the Day – May 24, 2018

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    Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.  You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball.

     

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  7. Quote of the Day – May 23, 2018

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    The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of. – Blaise Pascal

     

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  8. Making Your Wishes Known

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    Making Your Wishes Known

     

    If something happens to you, do your loved ones know your wishes?  Making your wishes known is an important discussion to have with your loved ones even though many individuals do not like to discuss the topic.  The topic is death.

     

    Do you want to be buried or cremated?  Do you have a specific funeral home or burial place to use?

    Visitation or no visitation?  Funeral or no funeral service?

     

    If possible, do you want to have your eyes/corneas, tissue, or organs donated?  One can donate and still have an open casket at the visitation or funeral service.

     

    There can be more anxiety during an already stressful time if family members don’t know their loved one’s wishes ahead of time or they wait until the individual is very ill or dying.  I have seen this many times in my lifetime.

     

    Do you have a Power of Attorney Health Care, Living Will, or Advance Directive?  If you become ill or stop breathing, do your loved ones know your wishes?

     

    Things to think about and discuss:

    • Attempt Resuscitation/CPR or  Do Not Attempt Resuscitation/DNR

     

    • Full Medical Treatment to sustain life:
      • I want my life to be prolonged to the greatest extent possible in accordance with reasonable medical standards without regards to my condition, the chance I have for recovery or the cost of the procedures.

     

    • Selective Treatment: Primary goal of treating medical conditions with selected medical measures. For instance: medical treatment, IV fluids and IV medications (may include antibiotics and vasopressors).  Do Not Intubate.  May consider less invasive airway support (e.g. CPAP, BIPAP).

     

    • Comfort-Focused Treatment: Primary goal of maximizing comfort. Relieve pain and suffering through the use of medication by any route as needed; oxygen, suctioning and manual treatment of airway obstruction.  No transfer to hospital unless comfort needs cannot be met in current location.

     

    • Do you want medically administered nutrition, including feeding tubes?

     

    It’s up to you to talk to your loved ones about what your wishes are.  After the discussion, most individuals are glad they had the talk with their loved ones.  For more information visit our website, life-decisions.com.

     

    Decisions are made daily.  Some we choose but others we are not given a choice.  It is one’s decisions or indecisions that have a major effect on one’s life.  At Empowering Life Decisions we help make hard times easier, tough decisions clearer and death less lonely.  To learn more about our services visit life-decisions.com.

  9. Quote of the Day – May 21, 2018

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    The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. – Mother Teresa

     

    For more inspirational or motivational quotes, please visit our blog at life-decisions.com.  For information regarding locating a chaplain or life coach in the Chicago and Downers Grove area, visit life-decisions.com.