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Meeting MR.MIP

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       I am two months and some odd days into unemployment and a decision has to be made. Do I continue to pay health insurance or not? 

       I have a chronic illness that has been in remission for most of my life. Because of this condition it’s nearly impossible for me to get health insurance, and I pay a high premium, something akin to a car note, or for some rent.

      So I began searching and found out about MRMIP the Major Risk Medical Insurance Program available through the State of California. This program provides health insurance for Californians unable to obtain coverage in the individual health insurance market because of their pre-existing conditions. That would be me. There is a waiting list. Wish me luck. Other states have this program. Check the state government website of the state you live in.

       Also click on the health websites over on my blogroll. Do you have any that you like?  Send me the links.

       Ever since I’ve been laid off I try to keep stress at a minimum. Stop laughing. I get out of house. I know I’m supposed to be doing the hamster on a wheel thing looking for a gig, but the sky calls and no one told spring it’s a recession, things are blooming everywhere. I love to get out and see how many plants and trees I can name. I dance, put together puzzles, watch SpongeBob with my Tween-let. Those breaks remind me that this is only temporary and to not forget the little things that make life sweet.

     I’ve learned that there are three ways to approach experiences in this short life.

     1. With acceptance. Accept things are just the way they are. Some things just suck. When you do this, you no longer suffer and neither do the people who are around you because of your attitude. This is what your parents meant when they told you to just grow up.

     2.With joy. If you’re not doing something you enjoy, then why are you doing it? If it is something that you normally like doing and you are not enjoying it at the moment, take a break, walk away, then come back to it. 

     3. With enthusiasm. When you do something enthusiastically, you leave behind mediocrity and you approach whatever you are doing with an attitude of excellence. You try harder. You do your best whenever you do something enthusiastically.

     Something spectacular is just around the bend…

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Hustlin’ Stress and Levity.

Everyday I’m hustlin’

Everyday I’m hustlin’

Everyday I’m hustlin’

Everyday I’m hustlin’

Everyday I’m hustlin’

            –Rick Ross

     That’s five days a week! You all know I’m a big fan of Katt Williams. It’s hilarious to watch him pantomime a librarian stacking books or a fast food worker flipping burgers and tossing fries, getting their hustle on in his movie American Hustle.  Katt’s “luxurious” hair swinging to the concentrated robotic tenor of Rick Ross’ “Hustlin’,” his physicality, the focused brow and blue language crack me up.  That same scene plays in my head whenever I reach for my laptop, pick up my pencil to make yet another list or cross out the tasks I’ve completed for the previous day. “Everyday I’m hustlin’.”  

    It came to my mind again as I watched Obama walk Steve Kroft through a typical day at the White House on 60 Minutes last night. Obama guffawed when questioned about auto industry and reminded me of the gallows humor I used to engage in as 9-1-1 operator years ago. The things we joked and laughed about would drive an itchy man up a wool tree! When the level of stress is that high, laughter is sometimes the only way to deal. Indeed, laughter aside, it was clear that President is focused and thinking clearly about the precarious situation this nation is in. So while the pundits have their day about a little levity, I’m here…  and everyday I’m hustlin’.

Something spectacular is just around the bend…

 

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