An Angel tapped his shoulder

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My Saturday lunch time treat, a fried beef burger with cheese and tomato ketchup all inside a large white ‘bap’….. yum yum.

My Saturday morning treat, a guilty pleasure that’s more than a little unnerving oh and you’ll have guessed I’m not vegan.

Don’t you agree my cheeseburger looks delicious? What’s more it tastes divine, however rather troubling is the sight of pale sticky animal fat cooling in a frying pan afterwards.……. a diet of these furs arteries in the heart often culminating with a heart attack! 

So have you ever stumbled across the saying ‘an Angel tapped me on the shoulder’, if the answer’s no and no don’t google, for those of us reaching a certain age and perhaps experiencing our first major health scare, a tap from an angel’s heavenly hand reminds us of our own impending mortality……. mind you I’ve often thought ‘the Grim Reaper tapped my shoulder’ has a more truthful ring about it, if a little morbid.

Touch wood, still at age54 I’ve experienced no major health scares, no ghostly spirit has come a calling, however I know of a man who unfortunately has and his recent heart attack came as a total shock, he thankfully survived but as you’d imagine he’ll never be the same man again, a new life has begun of changed diet, cutting out red meat and eating more fruit and veg, a daily routine of tablets also regular light exercise, doctor’s checkups, looking after his body, forever with thoughts of ‘my heart is damaged’ and that’s enough about my friend.

He’s thankfully ok, shaken but ok, and a retiree I used to work with had stents fitted 20 years ago and he reached the grand old age of 83. Living in the modern technological age gifts us amazing medical treatments that allow us to lead a healthy usable useful life.🙄 Live each day as if it’s your last. 

Hmm so what of me? I walk up three flights of stairs at work and I’m slightly out of breath, a little worrying but I don’t drive a car therefore walk EVERYWHERE, but still perhaps I should be cutting out animal fat from my diet, perhaps the time’s come to stop eating homemade cheeseburgers? 

Perhaps eat more of these?

..……… God’s honest truth I’m feeling pains in my chest!

 

A. Shepherdson 2020

8 thoughts on “An Angel tapped his shoulder

  1. I saw you leave a comment on LA’s blog so I stopped over. I’m a burger girl too…I’ll never be that health nut that wont’ ever have dessert, but then I’m not the girl that tries to overindulge too much either.

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    • 🙂 Similar to many people LA’s is my favourite blog read and thank you for calling by. When all said and done I’m of the opinion life’s tooo short to worry about lol anything! If we enjoy eating ‘naughty food’…. then why not carry on in moderation. 🙂

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