What If?

Life Is Full Of What If's
Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

artist - blogger - author

If Only or What If?

Have you ever thought to yourself, “What if?” The what if’s and if only’s of life present themselves to us almost daily.

Every regret you have or will have in the future is bound to have you thinking for example, “What if I had remembered to go for petrol this morning? I would have been here at a different time and this accident would never have happened.”

Let me tell you something. Put the what if’s out of your mind. Banish them from existence. They have no right to enter your head. A ‘what if’ scenario in your head is an event that is non-existent. Neither you nor I have the ability to make time run backwards so there is absolutely no point in thinking like that. I, personally, cannot even begin to comprehend the number of what if situations that must have occurred in my life.

I do not want to remember them either. Remembering or dwelling on one of these is detrimental to your overall health and wellbeing.

Should you start to have a what if moment creep into your subconscious, it is best to extinguish it right away with positive thoughts.

These can be in the form of self-affirmation or maybe looking forward to a happy event in the future. You could also start planning something that you would like to achieve. That could be anything from tidying the garden to a masters degree in horticulture.

The point is. Think positive. You are worthy.

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The Glory Of Bullfighting???

Chris Stefanis

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The Glory Of Bullfighting

Bullfighting has been a popular sport in Spain for a very long time. It’s origins in Spain date back as far as the year 711 according to “Frommer’s Travel Guide.”*

I have never been to a bullfight. I have, however, due to a sudden storm, been stuck in a pub while on holiday on the island of Majorca, where there was a televised bullfight from the Spanish mainland.

I have never seen so disgusting a spectacle before or since. It made me sick to the stomach. The poor bull is tormented relentlessly then stuck with spears several times. It is not until the suffering animal is literally covered in blood that the Matador uses a sword to fatally wound the poor animal. Even though the wound may be fatal, I am sure it rarely dies quickly.

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Lets hope that the Matador in the next pic was injured seriously.

Bullfighting

And let’s hope that bullfighting gets banned forever.

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Easter Celebrations

Easter Celebrations
Chris Stefanis

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Easter Celebrations

You are no doubt looking forward to the Easter Celebrations for 2019. Only one day to go and the long weekend starts.

I am hoping that someone ignores my saying that Easter Eggs are a waste of money, and a block of chocolate is better value in grams per dollar. I reckon it is much more enjoyable to crack open a chocolate egg, plus I am more likely to save some for later!

The other side to Easter (apart from any religious commitments) is visiting relatives. But we need to avoid what you see below.

The Easter Road Toll

The Easter Road Toll for 2019 is currently zero. That is only because the tally will start from midnight tonight.

In 2015 there was a total of 161 fatalities in WA.

In 2016 there were 195.

2017, down to 160.

2018, up by one to 161.

Let’s aim for a better result this year.

I know that hoping for zero is probably a false hope as there is always an idiot who drinks too much and then drives, or perhaps is in a hurry to pass a truck and ends up colliding with oncoming traffic etc etc.

If we keep our distance, do not speed, and stop for a rest if driving a long distance perhaps we can improve on the 161 deaths last year by a decent amount.

There are not only fatalities, there are life altering injuries each tear too.

My advice is, Stay safe and enjoy Easter.

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To Be A Vegan Or Not

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meat eaters have rights
Chris Stefanis

Chris Stefanis

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Vegan Protests

I am sure you have seen the Vegan protests that have been all over the news lately. The biggest most recently causing havoc in the Melbourne CBD.

I have friends and relatives (including my daughter) that are are coeliacs, vegetarians, vegans and what I call “combined eaters”. That is, they eat meat and vegetables.

The stunt pulled in Melbourne though, was a form of terrorism. I believe that actions like that will do nothing to further their cause.

Personally, I believe it is the right of every individual to eat the type of food that they choose, with the proviso that it is sourced ethically and GM-free.

#vegan, #vegans, #vegan food,#meat, #animal cruelty

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How Not To Cure Back Pain

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Chris Stefanis

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Back Pain Cure?

Ok, so back pain is a terrible thing. I know that is a fact as I have had over 30 years of it. And all of us back pain sufferers are continually looking for a miracle cure.

I have read of an Irishman (he would have to be the butt of jokes) tried to cure his sudden onset back pain by injecting himself with a substance.

It seems this all came to light after a doctor noticed the swelling in his arm and the man told the doctor of his cure.

He had been injecting himself with a hypodermic needle that he purchased online with semen!  Yes, semen (or sperm). It is reported that the man was receiving treatment of intravenous antimicrobial treatment but discharged himself from the hospital when his back pain eased even though the area had not yet been drained.

The full story is here ABC News and no, I will not be trying it myself and I do not recommend that anyone else does

 

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