Thursday, September 3, 2015


From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discuss issues.  Like I will, today.

A while ago, my Facebook (FB) friend M posted about how awful it was that another person committed suicide. 

It truly makes M angry, that people end up committing suicide, after becoming an injured worker.

To be honest, M is not alone. 

I am another person who becomes upset, hurt and angry that a person was not just injured on their job, but was hurt in some ways by Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), that used to be called Workers Compensation Board (WCB), in the past.  Hurt to the point where they could not stand their life any longer, and ended it.

It breaks my heart.  I'll say more about this, later.

On that posting, another FB friend, James Mansell, commented by posting a poem he wrote.  I do not have a title for it, but James Mansell gave me permission to share it.  Here it is:

Some in this world, care for fellow man,
Some in this world, care and take a stand,
Some in this world, collect and they hoard,

Those ones are known, as the workers compensation board...

Some in this world, get injured at work,
Some in this world, end up dealing with a jerk,
Some in this world, hope to someday get well,
But end up going, through WCB hell,

Some in this world, the laws they abide,
They beg and they plead, WCB throws them aside,
When the government ignores, and says they won't help,
The poor injured worker, let's out a yelp,
As they lay there wondering, how to live without pride,
The poor disabled worker, commits suicide,

By James Mansell

This poetry seems to reflect what many go through, after becoming injured on their job.

I must admit, it truly breaks my heart.

Not just hearing about how someone has been hurt so badly that they committed suicide, but also that our government doesn't always help, either.

Due to being treated in a hurtful way after being injured, depression, and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), can take place.

Heaviness of some people's hearts, promotes them to do something terrible.  Terrible enough to hurt their family and friends, too. 

Thinking of this, brought to mind part of Proverbs 12:25, "Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad."

Just as we read, heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop.  Or, do reprehensible or terrible things.

Like committing suicide.

But, God has something that will help. 

Just as we read, a good word maketh it glad.

Does this mean that a smile and a good word will help?  Sometimes.

But, in my mind, the good Word that will help, is God's Word.  The Bible.

My friend, if you are hurt... or if you know someone who has been injured, please show them love and affection. 

Don't let them suffer, alone.  Hurting so much, may cause them to end their life.  Especially, if they are not a born-again Christian.

Even us, who are saved by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, suffer.

Like me.

However, God has helped me through.  I'm not saying I've been 100% healed, for I have not been.

But, God helps me through each and every day.

And, He will help you, too. 

Or, anyone you know who is hurting so much that they may commit suicide.

If you are hurting and are not yet a born-again Christian, please... come to Christ. 

If you know someone who is suffering as in injured/disabled worker, reach out... touch them, and help them in whatever way you can.

May God bless you.

Until next time...

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