We have all been just sickened by the BP oil explosion, the loss of life and continued gushing of oil into the ocean. The more the events unfold and information becomes available, the more we just shake our heads in disbelief. There were warning signs before the explosion! Several of them, we are finding out now. Why didn't anyone listen to them?? Policies and procedures in place to prevent this from occurring. What happened?? Greed, gluttony, excess, dollar signs. And it seems like the only thing that is motivating their behavior to find a way to stop the gushing oil are all the negative consequences. Negative consequences?? That's the understatement of the century. We will not fully understand the impact of this disaster until years, even decades from now. The impact will be felt by the families of those who died, the people who make their living on the ocean, the birds and mammals, the economy, the ocean, the marine life, the beaches, the food we eat and it goes on and on. Their deepest concern seems to be the financial consequences. Boy does that seem to motivate change!
While BP did not deliberately cause this disaster, they did ignore several signs that were bearing witness to the destruction to come. Taking action when these signs first came to light might have averted this tragedy. Also, had they followed ALL policies and procedures, it may have chnged the course of events.
All of this sounds very familiar to me. . .uhm . . .about me! I continued to eat, and eat and eat until I was over 400 pounds. I induldged in excess and wanted more and more and could not satisfy my emotional hunger. I ignored all the warning signs that my body was sending. It took a full on health crisis for me to stop and think about what I was doing. And the consequences for me were great. Surgeries, medications, financial devastation and the list goes on. I also may not know the extent of damage my prior lifestyle cost me for years to come. Who knows, it may have shortened my life by years! Why didn't I listen to the warnings signs. That what the scale kept screaming at me but I choose not to even get on one for many years. High blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high cholestorol. . .all warning signs that we need to take action to avert a health disaster. What motivates us into action? It's different for all of us. My deepest prayer for each one of us is that we take action before the consequences get too great.
Have a great weekend ladies, and take some small action toward lifestyle change. You are worth the effort!