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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

PAINLESS PARKER


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Years ago there was a dentist and he called himself “Painless Parker.”

Wikipedia says about him; Edgar R.R. "Painless" Parker (1871–1951) was a flamboyant street dentist and huckster. At one point he claimed to have pulled 357 teeth in one day, which he strung on a necklace. He legally changed his first name to "Painless," when he was accused of breaking a false advertisement law by claiming that his dentistry was truly painless.

In the end, Parker ran about 30 West Coast dental offices, employing over 70 dentists, and grossing $3 million per year.

Easing the pain of life whether at the dentist office or in all our pursuits, pain is to be avoided if possible at all costs. Pain has many faces some of which are emotional, physical (injury or health) and some financial. All have at their root - - loss in some form.

It has been said pain is a friend in as much as it tells us something is wrong but it would be more helpful if it warned us something is going to be wrong. Pain is something that is common to all men for no one escapes its tentacles.

Is there any profit in pain? The answer to that is no, but from out of pain has come the will to overcome to the disastrous effects that accompanies it.

The pain that is the result of broken relationships can teach us to be more prudent in choosing our friends and mates. The saying; "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

The pain that results in poor health can teach us to take care of ourselves.

Financial losses can teach us to have greater value concerning money.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

The way to get the most out of pain is to allow it to make the changes necessary in you to be wiser.

As an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself. Pain can show me the necessity of change. Someone came up with the four questions concerning change which are;

1. Do I want to?
2. Can I?
3.Will I?
4. When?

The only way to ease the pain is to make the necessary changes in your life (style.)

Change is what Jesus is all about; he is there for those who need a little extra help in dealing with their pain.

This post is Linked with Jen’s Soli Deo Gloria

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