Thank You for Loving Me!
A new “safe-haven” law in Nebraska permits parents to abandon their children and teens at a hospital. No questions asked! Click here to read this news article. After you have had a chance to read it, please vote and comment about this law and how you feel it will affect the child, the family, the courts, and the social service network that provides for these individuals.
To read the latest update on the changes that are being made to this law because of its outcome please read…Nebraska fears rush to drop off kids before haven law changes on CNN.
If you have not had a chance to read another article I wrote about a Nebraska youth, please read…How Unresolved Abandonment Issues Affected Robert Hawkins!
Congratulations President Obama on Winning the Nobel Peace Prize!
“Take the first step in faith. You do not
have to see the whole staircase.
Just take the first step.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A “corrective learning experience,” has been described in others writings by this author as events, experiences, or acts that allow us the opportunities and resources to correct or heal an abandonment experience. This includes our self-esteem, ability to bond, love, and trust; as well as our desires to destroy, harm, or kill others and ourselves.
To read how the election of Barack Obama would provide “corrective learning experiences” to individuals, groups and nations…click here!
Thank You for Loving Me! is dedicated:
“To those who love, and to those who want to be loved!”
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief of The Midwest Book Review wrote:
“Thank You for Loving Me! is about the practical psychology in a poetic format of loving and healing based on John Rice’s self-help, self-improvement seminar. It is about the necessity of taking risk, pursuing dreams; the role of friendship and the nature of love in the human experience; the impediments we all heir to; the concepts, values, and standards we all held to (by ourselves as well as by others); and the critical role of gratitude in peace of mind and personal tranquility. The psychology is sound, the style simple, the message elegant, the book timely and timeless.”
- Chapter 1 – I Just Discovered How Much I Love You
- What are you risking?
- I just want to be loved!
- It all starts with our parents.
- Time goes on, Life moves forward.
- Wherever I am.
- Chapter 2 – The Almighty Image
- I need God in my life!
- Lord, I haven’t been hearing You!
- Thank You for loving me, Lord!
- Some people think?
Chapter 3 – In My Image
- I had a dream!
- The truth is…
- How easy it is to spend your life looking!
- Being your friend first.
- When I was younger…
- Sex is an action…
- Friends are those who…
- Love & friendship
- Love, what is it?
- There is no such thing…
- You’re involved with another…
- Love is!
- It is extremely difficult…
- I’m sorry!
- It has been said…
- There is something…
- Love! For the longest time…
- I shared with a friend…
- Do I prefer casual sex?
- It is one of the greatest ironies of love…
- I have learned…
- Emotions and feelings…
- Can you understand?
- If you haven’t experience!
- Where does love begin?
- There are two stages…
- Chapter 4 – Do I Chase You Away?
- What do you want?
- Whenever I see someone…
- I met someone!
- If I were honest?
- I wonder?
- Would I chase you away?
- What should I do?
- Before we can talk!
- You say you’ve said that…
- I finally fell…
- I’m sorry!
- I’m sorry that I…
- There are times when…
- When I am silent…
- You know!
- At times I feel…
- If we would only be…
- I don’t want to…
- Chapter 5 – Can I Be Held?
- It was a moment…
- When I say no.
- Have you noticed?
- If we discover…
- I’m loved by…
- I’m sorry I’m not capable…
- Chapter 6 – Thank You For Loving Me!
- Thank you for…
- I love you!
- Thank you!
- The key to peace is…
- Thank you..It hasn’t been easy!
- Thank you…for teaching…
- Thank you…Because.
- Thank you…I have experienced.
- Thank you…You know.
- Thank you for loving…
As I prepared to presenter my seminar…It’s All About Abandonment, June 7th at the 2008 Conference of the National Association of Social Worker – Florida Chapter, I decided to share it with the world. It is that important to me! You will need Adobe to view this file. If you do not have Adobe Reader you can download it free by clicking on this link!
I ask that you respect my copyright to this presentation, as well as all of the articles I have posted. Please give me credit for the material and provide a link-back to this site so others can join our learning community.
My short and long-rang goals are to provide:
- Train-the-Trainer programs for all occupations that work, service, and care for people;
- Seminars for individuals and professionals that want to increase their interpersonal communication skills and attributes;
- Develop an International Think-Tank to exchange ideas on possible solutions that may assist in the treatment and healing of abandonment issues, experiences, and events;
- Continue to write reading and training materials on the many different subjects of abandonment.
Please feel free to email me your interest in any of these goals to: email@example.com
Click here to read…The Answers to Human Behaviors! Please add your comments to the discussion.
The Origins of AIDS – May 15th is Bloggers Unite for Human Right! I have chosen HIV/AIDS. They both cause people to feel and experience abandonment. In fact it is causing children worldwide to be orphans. For information on human rights of people with HIV/AIDS worldwide, please click here.
1,000,000 Africans were used to test the oral vaccine for polio. Do not think you know the truth about the origins of AIDS?
Click to watch…AidsOrigins! (This Blogger, by providing a link on the worldwide web, is not claiming that any individual, company, or nation in this film is responsible for anything!)
What are the ethical reasons to the following questions and behaviors?
- Why do we kill?
- Why do we produce guns of all types with new technology to kill people faster?
- Why do we continue to produce nuclear weapons?
- Why do we continue to produce chemical weapons?
- Why do we continue to produce biological weapons?
- Why do we lie?
- Why do we cheat on our partner?
- Why do we continue to have unprotected sex?
- Why do we have sex with people and know nothing about them?
- Why do we move-in with a person we are thinking about marrying and produce children with them without the protection of marriage?
- Why do you set yourself up to fail in relationships?
- Why do we steal?
- Why do we use the name of God to hate, kill others, or win a game?
Why did we possibly risk 1 Million Africans in the development of the oral polio vaccine in the Congo? (Click underline text to view video)
- Why does a leader of a nation lies about the true reason he and his administration sent men and women, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers to war and then cut their benefits and not providing them the aftercare and treatment for their physical and emotional wounds?
- Why do we think it is Un-American to look at the cause and affects of our policies and actions?
- Why do we fear our own children?
- Why do we fear others?
Also take 12-minutes to listen to Olberman: Bush Interview Unforgivable.
As a prelude to my next article and radio show…Underlining Abandonment Issues in the Lack of Ethics, I ask that you watch this video. It was aired on PBS last night, April 25th on the Bill Moyers Journal. The Reverend Jeramich Wright, Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois was the guest. He was the pastor of Presidential Candidate Senator Obama.
Please view the whole video and give your comments on how the media abandoning the truth is affecting us!
Man only kills others and himself in wars. The conflicts live on to be fought another day and another. So why are we in such a rush to die? Unresolved abandonment issues? Are we learning something in this process? Killing each other and producing more guns and others weapons of mass destruction with laws allowing us to kill more is the problem. This is not the solution!
Remember these words and ask yourself if we have learned our lesson? History said, no!
Right now visitors to this blog are from over 185 countries and I know we all do not share the same belief systems, but everyone can relate to this point:
Jesus said, “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
Over two-thousand years later and we still do not know what we are doing…Jesus did not die, he was murdered! To read…Let The Conflicts Die!
Do not forget to listen to the April 14th airing of Let The Conflicts Die on BlogTalkRadio!
“A society abandons its citizens,
Its’ citizens abandon its’ society.
What do you have?
A highly dangerous and dysfunctional society!”
7.3 Million Chidren Has A Parent in Prison in the U.S.
I hope that you have already read the article…Social Policies and Laws Cause Abandonment.
That writing and video outlines the concept that social polices and laws cause abandonment issues
and experiences to its citizens. The mental health of a nation is directly affected by that governments’ polices and procedures. The effects on the war on drug and the war on crime are the same.
1. You begin by increasing the world’s ability to kill every man, women, and child in
the production of weapons and their worldwide distribution
2. You then reduce the cost of government by cutting services to the population of
your society that does not vote or have poor representation in government.
3. You then reduce or close your inpatient psychiatric hospitals and discharge these
residents into the community and streets without the means to support
or maintain themselves.
4. At the same time you cut the budgets to community programs that service your
a. drug treatment
b. alcohol treatment
c. mental health treatment
d. poverty assistance
e. child and youth services
f. job training
5. Now introduce a cheap drug into minority communities and give it prime time
coverage by every television station, at the same time.
6. Help things alone by exposing every child to drugs in school by showing them all of the
different kinds of drugs and there effects.
7. Limit or not provide treatment or rehabilitation in your prison system along with no
treatment for its prisoners’ drug, alcohol, or mental health issues during their
prison stay or after their release.
8. Develop laws that directly affect the 51.8% recidivism rate of your treatment
population by increasing their prison sentencing after three arrests and convictions
to life in prison.
9. Pass federal sentencing laws that provide for a longer prison sentencing for your
poorest and minority citizens that use the cheaper form of a same drug that your
upper-middle class and rich citizens use. Click here to help to change that!
10. Now build those much needed prison beds in white rural areas of the country that
provide them jobs, support industries, increase their tax base, increase their representatives in
government, with a population that cannot vote or be represented by a
government that sentences and maintains them.
11. Now privatize your prison system so it provides endless income to corporations
and its shareholders.
12. Now allow the private corporations to put to work their personal property
(prisoners) to earn more money for the corporations and its shareholders.
13. Do not place requirements on these private corporations’ recidivism rate to decrease
in order for them to be able to receive more personal property so that they can
earn money off the prisoners and pay them pennies on the dollars for their labor
in order to produce more revenue for the corporations and its shareholders.
The U.S. has more people in prison than any other nation in the world, including Communist China with a larger population (current) of 1,321,851,888 compared to U. S. population of 303,675,508! In 2005, it cost federal, state, and local government in the U.S., $62,000,000,000. In a report just issued by the Pew Center on the States, it states that these facts have not reduced the recidivism rate in our prison system, nor reduced overall crime.
- White males 18 and older – 1 in 106 are in jail or prison
- All men 20 to 34 – 1 in 54 are in jail or prison
- Hispanic males 18 and older 1 in 36 are in jail or prison
- Black males 18 and older – 1 in 15 are in jail or prison
- Black males 20 to 34 year old – 1 in 9 are in jail or prison