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100 Reasons to Stay Alive~
Just a friendly reminder in case you had forgotten all of the wonderful little things that makes life worth the struggle~

Wrote up this list as an additional page on my blog and will be adding more as time goes on. If you have any suggestions you want to see on this list, feel free to message me. 

Life is worth it. 
I love you.

If friends disappoint you over and over, that’s in large part your own fault. Once someone has shown a tendency to be self-centered, you need to recognize that and take care of yourself; people aren’t going to change simply because you want them to.
Oprah Winfrey
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Volcano in Hawaii by Alain Barbezat.

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Volcano in Hawaii by Alain Barbezat.

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Last Light II by leah_kennedy

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Last Light II by leah_kennedy

Thanks giving trauma

This time last year I was doing EMT clinicals In emergency rooms at local hospitals on my second clinical I worked in a hospital that was the only trauma hospital in that area it was expected to be a good hands on learning experience…. I got a lot of hands on experience from that emergency room…. Our first patient was unconscious and we had to incubate them because they were having trouble breathing and our second patient we had to restrain because he was suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis - he had a decreased level of consciousness…. Our third call was the terrifying call that’s the one they want you to be around for it’s the true trauma call everyone goes running to the back door of the emergency room as they unload the patient from the ambulance they never stop working on him…. He can’t breathe at all… He is young 17 they put him in the trauma room where everyone is scrambling to try to keep him alive we all know exactly what we are supposed to be doing…. One person is examining the patient while 2 people are giving CPR - one doing chest compressions and the other bagging the patient…. Then another person is suctioning the mouth of the patient and someone else is hooking him up to the machines etc. there is no room to be polite if you bump into someone there is no time to apologize or be polite and take turns you just have to jump straight in head first and hope to god Everything everyone is doing saves a life…. Last year I was hooked the boy up to the EKG and suctioned his mouth till someone took it over and then I helped give him CPR in fact I was the one giving him CPR when his family came in but the thing is we already knew he had died just moments before he took his last breath his extremities went pale white…. You never notice how fast death sets into a body until you see it happen right in front of your eyes!!! You never know what someone’s last breath sounds like until you hear their body release it…. The only way I can try to make you imagine it is if you took in a really deep breath and then exhaled and while you exhaled you some how exhaled your soul/spirit as well and all of a sudden this body is just left there waiting for you…. And you notice how quickly death sets into their body… their extremities turn pure white what you don’t normally realize is healthy blood flow gives your flesh colour…. He was wearing a once crisp white T-shirt that was now covered in bright red blood and pjs his feet were sticking out the bottom and they were now pale white…. he was 17 years old…. After working on him for a while and hearing his family was on their way in we realized that he was gone and not coming back we made the conscious decision to clean up his body so that his family wouldn’t be burned with an image of trauma after all it was bad enough that they just lost their son….. It was the day before thanksgiving…. And now I’m here thinking of what took place only a year ago knowing there is a family who lost their son the day before thanksgiving could you imagine what that holiday must have been like for them and what it now is like for them how could they be thankful?….. The whole family was in the hospital I remember one of the nurses she was the bravest and also the kindest of the bunch she walked up and gave her condolences to the family and talked to them for a while after she spent the rest of her time making sure they were okay even though you couldn’t possibly be okay after something like that but she wanted to make sure they were taken care of while the police did their investigation and the doctors talked with them…. The point is please remember to be thankful for all of those in your life because you never know when they are going to be taken away from you….. Spend time with your loved ones this thanksgiving and please remember to show them or tell them how thankful you are for them :) it doesn’t take long to do but it maybe your only chance to do it…..

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Optic Mind Shock

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Optic Mind Shock

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Guiyang Mountains, China

best-of-asia:

Guiyang Mountains, China

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Blew It Away by Nova-Oriana