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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11,2009 7 Just A Thought An invention that will change mankind By RICK KRAFT that if someone with a good heart As soon as the Heart Revealer How good are you at mea- and with good intentions makes is available, be sure and pick one suring others' hearts? From a bad decision, it is one thing. If a up and try it out. It will change time to time do you misread person with bad intentions makes your world! And it will change others' intentions? Wouldn't a bad decision it is another. This the world of those you interact you like to be able to truly know invention will allow each one of with! what is going on inside of she us to tell the differece between Okay, I can't go on any person you are inter- the two. longer pulling your leg. I must acting with? Wouldn't There is the saying, confess here that I am not a couple " it be great to measure "it is easier to ask for- of months away from creating the . . his or her heart cor- giveness than permis- Heart Revealer. My intentions are -. rectly 100% of the sion." This Heart good. You would know so if I ever time? Revealer will expose completed this invention and if so, this new in- this mentality. Many then connected myself up to it. vention is for' you! out there predetermine But, sadly (or maybe not sadly) This invention will a poor decision and the invention will likely never he revolutionize man- then perform accord- completed. kind! Advance orders ingly, knowing that if But wouldn't it be great if the are being taken at this RIckKraft they asked permission Heart Revealer was truly a real, time and the product in advance, it would be denied, ity? There are so many wrong will be hitting store shelves by They go ahead and do the action decisions made because someone early next year! It has taken a and then afterwards ask the else misreads your heart or you long time to develop, but I am wronged person or persons to for- misread others. sure once it hits stores it will give the act while claiming that We must remember ihat fly out the door like hotcakes, their intentions were good in ad- God's design of mankind is per- I am about two months vance, feet. God made us in His likeness. from being able to test this in- By merely connecting the From dust he created us. It was vention to be sure it works prop- erly, I am not sure what it will Heart Revealer to the person ask- He who chose to give Us a heart be called yet, but it will have ing forgiveness, any of us can to be a private component of our the word "heart" in the title. I read the information provided body. He Couldhaxe made us with and will know if we are dealing a Heart Revealer had He so cho- am considering names such as "Heart Revealer" or "Heart ar/d with a "forgiveness is easier than sen. Soul Monitor." If you have a permission" person. God is very concerned about better name, please let me know." Prior to this invention hitting what goes on in our hearts. In the The Heart Revealer can be the market, over the history of Bible at Deuteronomy 11:18:19 temporarily attached to any indi- mankind, we have had to guess it is written"Fix the words of God vidual and it will provide infor- at what is going on inside the in your hearts and minds and mation on what is going on in heart of another. We have had to teach them to your children." that person's heart. Does he have try t0 measure hearts based on Our very being begins with a sincere heart or is he trying to past actions. Or in many cases, our heart. Without your heart, you take advantage of another? Is she based upon words from the per- don't exist anymore. What you really looking out for what is best son whose heart is sought to be" do in your heart and with your for the team or is she selfishly tak- measured, heart is up to you. You change ing care of herself? You see, before this inven- your life by changing your heart. So much of what we do in tion we have had to judge others The greatest treasures are those this world is trying to read oth- by their actions, yet we judged invisible to the eye but found by ers' hearts. Sometimes we are right ourselves by our intentions. Now, the heart. What is uttered from the and sometimes we are not. We ' for the first time we can judge oth- heart alone, will win the hearts of choose Our path based upon what ers by their intentions. We can others to your own. we think is going on in the heart truly determine if they intend Robert Valett shared, "'The and mind of another. But often good With their deeds as opposed human heart feels things the eyes we don't really know. to performing spiteful or stubborn cannot see, and knows what the I guess what I am saying is acts that bring harm on others. ' mind cannot understand" Blaise Pascal wrote, "The heart has rea- sons that reason does not under- stand." Princess Diana suggested, "Only do what your heart tells you." And T.E. Kalem noted, "The heart is the only broken instru- ment that works:" What happens in our heart manifests itseff in our actions. My challenge to you t,oday is two fold. First, live your liife as if an invention such as the tHeart Revealer was attached to your heart 24/7. Choose to have a good heart, one that would register at the top of the spectrum on the monitor. You decide what heart you have. If your heart is right, proper actions will always follow. Second, until the invention is finished being created and tested for accuracy, be careful how you judge others' hearts. Generally, your judging of oth- ers actually reveals what is in Cooking, nutrition classes a hit your heart. You are not walking the steps of the person you are Animas 4 th grade classenjoyed a eries of cooking and nutrition judging. Give them the benefit of classes. They all got to learn new things and had fun doing it. For the doubt if you can. It will be more information about adult or family classes call 575-542-9291. better to allow their words to mis- Courtesy submission lead you than for you to chose to be misled when their heart is I) & M TAX SERVICE goo00 This column really goes to the heart of the matter: Let Us Save You $$$ Just a thought... Rick Kraft is a motivational Individuals, Families, Businesses speaker, a publishedauthor, and $ 4 5 $ 5 0 $12 5 & U p 20 Years an attorney. To submit comments, EXperien e!c contributions, or ideas, e-mail to Plus Sales Tax * Out-0f,State Forms Add $20 rkraft@ kraftandhunter, corn Direct Deposit & On-Line Filing mailto:thekraftlawfirm@aol.com Duane Brojer Marilyn Selleck or write to P.O. Box 850, Roswell, . 542-8701 542-9181 * 575-574-5412 New Mexico, 88202 - 0850. i Why shop out of town when you:can g of your office supplies right here at home? Pens & Pencils Binders Tape Paper Clips BOO.K Paper Erasers Markers White Out Notebooks A Picture From The Past Submitted by EDMUND SAUCEDOILordsburg The Lordsburg Softball Team for Community Public Service ("CPS"), Lordsburg's former power company -- 1950. Front row, left to right: Guillermo Lopez, Bill Martin, young boy identified as the son of Jack Brandon, Henry Camacho, Ernesto Renteria, and Henry Diaz. Bac k row, left to right: Roddy Pointdexter, Charlie Walter, Raymond Gale, Manuel Gandara, Tommy Ewing, Angel Gandara, and G.Q. (Lupe) Varela. PNM match triples Your Good Neighbor Fund donation, helps Salvation Army keep homes warm and bright This December and January PNM stepped up to a two-to- throughout the iaNM service ter- PNM will match customer dona- tions to the PNM Good Neighbor Fund by two to one, up to $50,000, tripling your support for families who turn to the Salva- tion Army for help with utility bills. "With less help available this year through the state and federal utility assistance program, LIHEAP, and a challenging economy, the need will be great," said Morgan Patterson, of the Sal- vation Army. "If you give now, your donation will go three times as far." one matching (from its previous one-to-one matching) in recogni- tion of the greater need. The matching funds are a gift from the company's shareholders. Patterson estimates that more titan 4,000 New Mexico families will turn to the Salvation Army in 2010 because they are experi- encing some form of financial cri- sis. The PNM Good Neighbor Fund is just one of the helping programs the agency has to offer those in need. The Fund will be available for PNM electric customers ritory starting January 11. Be- cause families can face a finan- cial challenge at any time, the program will now be offered throughout the year. Families will also receive information to help them lower energy use. PNM customers will find donation information in their December bills and online at PNM.com/gnf. Contributions to the Fund are tax deductible. For information about the PNM Good Neighbor Fund, call 1-888-DIAL PNM (1-888-342-5766) or visit PNM.com. New .report highlights human and economic toll of alcohol abuse in New Mexico Submitted by NM DOH/Santa Fe A new report from the New Mexico Department of Health that examines the human and economic" effect of alcohol abuse in New Mexico shows that thou- sands of lives and billions of dol- lars are lost each year as a result of alcohol abuse. According to the report, al- most 1,DO0' deaths in New Mexico are attributed to alco- hol abuse each year and the eco- nomic costs associated with al- cohol abuse in 2006 amounted to an estimated $2.5 billion. "The economic impact of alcohol abuse in New Mexico is staggering, but what is of greater concern to us is the loss of lives," said Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil, MD. "These are lives that can be saved by focusing more attention on curbing alcohol abuse in our state. New Mexico has made significant progress in reducing the number of DWI's, but we recognize there is much more work to be done to reduce the negative impact alcohol abuse has on our communities." Jim Roeber, an epidemiolo- gist for the New Mexico Depart- ment of Health who wrote the report, said xvhen people think of alcohol-related deaths they tend to think of car accidents as the main risk. "Alcohol abuse is a major contributing factor in many motor vehicle fatalities, but that is not the only place where it can cause injuries and death," Roeber said. "The report shows that alcohol abuse can play a role in fires, falls, drug over- dose, and drowning and can contribute to violence such as child abuse, homicide, suicide and-personal assault. Further- more, alcohol-related chronic disease is a major public health problem. Alcohol-related chronic liver disease is the lead- ing cause of alcohol-related death in New Mexico." Data from the report high- lights several areas where alco- hol abuse has an impact on New Mexico, including the follow- ing: * 13 percent of New Mexico adults reported binge drinking in the past 30 days. * 4.4 percent of New Mexico adults reported being heavy drinkers in the past 30 days. *Men were significantly more likely than women to re- port binge drinking, heavy drinking, and driving after drinking. * 38.4 percent of 9th grad- ers and 49 percent'of 12th grad- ers reported consuming alco- holic beverages on at least one occasion in the past 30 days. * 21.3 percent of 9th grad- ers and 31.4 percent of 12th graders reported binge drinking in ,the past 30 days. "Alcohol abuse has a very negative impact on the health and safety of all New Mexicans and we must be diligent in our efforts to find solutions to these problems," Dr. Vigil said. "Par- ents and families need to be igro- active in helping their children and loved ones get treatment if they are abusing alcohol. The silver lining is that we can change these patterns and make New Mexico a healthier state." To read the full report, go online to http://nmhealth.org/ ERD/HealthData/ SubstanceAbuse/ ER%20Alcohol%20re lated%20costs %20112309.pdf For All Your sEPr.c rA, sE,v.c s I Elbrock Water Systems, LLC 575-548.2429 or 575.557.2291 ltoliday Special on pumping ),our Septic. Don't wait until your visitors arrive! NM LIC. #81570-MS03 N, Septic Tank Installation Septic Tank Pumping & Inspections Portable Toilet Rentals & Service Septic Tank Treatment Products BONDED & INSURED AZ LIC.. #194466-K-80