Some interesting and thought provoking insights into calories.
It’s been a while since my last post but fair to say the last 2 weeks or so have been at times scary and challenging but ultimately gratifying and affirming.
On a National level the Canterbury earth quake was awe inspiring with the courage and resilience shown by the locals truly inspirational; stirring also was the swift delivery of aid and support on behalf of both local and central government.
On a personal level, on the day of the earth quake, my father was admitted to hospital; he was initially admitted to North Shore but due to the severity of his condition almost immediately transferred to Auckland.
After a 2 week stay that included dialysis and isolation Dad is now recuperating at home with us and improving every day.
The events of the past fortnight have left me feeling very lucky in that:
- My dad lives to ‘fight another day’.
- We are a ‘first world’ society with a government that has acted quickly and thoroughly to support its people at a time of great need after a natural disaster unseen in my lifetime to date.
- Some would argue the toss but I believe that we have a health system that is relatively well resourced in terms of facilities, equipment, and quality staff and support personnel all at no cost to us.
Its commonly held that the ‘west island’ is the lucky country however after recent events the belief that I have always held has been confirmed in spades; that is, we actually do live in ‘gods own’ and are lucky and fortunate to do so.