Tom Zimmer
Thursday, September 02, 2004
  VP's Verisimilitudes, Pity Party

How do you feel right now? I have been pretty conscious of my level of stress lately, and it has been fairly high. The funny thing is, it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with how busy I am, unless I am more stressed when I am not very busy. Lets look at some feelings, and see which category you “feel” like you fall into;

Now I happen to have problems with boredom, so this list is particularly slanted in that direction, you probably have other issues. Please notice, that I’m not trying to lay a guilt trip on anyone, least of all myself, but if you, like me, find you fall into Category 1 more than Category 2, then here are some words we can note together. Category 1, is primarily inward focused, that is “Me” focused. Category 2 is outward focused. Inward focuses on why I am not happy. It makes for a great pity party, but tends to be very circular in nature, leading to depression. And, depression as most anyone will tell you is no fun at all. So, is there a way out of this rat race? Well, yes there is. First, we need to recognize where we are, and where we are going (am I focusing on me?). Next, we need to recognize we can’t solve this problem ourselves (inward focus is self perpetuating). Finally, we need to ask for help (God, show me your will in this situation). God is able to help, but for His own reasons, He has made us self capable beings that can solve lots of problems. We just can’t solve all of them ourselves. Fortunately He did give us the ability to know when it’s time to call for help. Is it time to for you to call for help? Are you at the end of your rope? Don’t let go, reach out and grab the hand that is always waiting to lift you up! Even so, come Lord Jesus.
Some of the details of my life, as I allow Christ to live out His life through me.

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I am a Christian, Debbie is my wonderful wife. She is also a Christian, and my perfect helpmate. I have two adult children Pam & Chip, I have four wonderful grandchildren, granddaughters Chloe & Claire, and grandsons Ezra and Corbin. I am a Biker, I ride a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King, I am a member of the New Life Riders (Austin, TX) chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), I am Chaplain of the United Clubs Of Austin (UCOA), I am the Author or Co-Author of several Forth computer language development systems including VIC-Forth, ColorForth (for the Radio Shack Color Computer), 64Forth (for the Commodore 64), F-PC (for DOS), Win32Forth (for Windows) and TCOM (a native DOS compiler), I am a Software Engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Austin, TX, where I develop Windows C# applications for analytical instrument data processing and reporting.

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