Thursday, December 30, 2010

********Some Days Are Tough*******

Not every day goes according to plan. Some days we get up and we think this is going to be a wonderful day; and then out of nowhere something goes terribly wrong. I got a very disturbing call a week or so ago, one of my very dear friends found out she has breast cancer. It is so important for both men and woman to be checked regularly, as my friend never missed her annual appointment. Since there was family history of cancer she decided to take the gene test which can inform you whether you carry the gene for cancer or not. When the results came back, unfortunately they were positive, so my friend decided to do what she felt was necessary.

 A few days ago my dear friend had a major operation, and her journey back will be long and emotional. It's so strange how quickly life can change, one minute you're making plans to take a vacation, and the next, a routine doctor's appointment alters your life forever.

Monday, December 27, 2010

**** Do You Want a Higher Position"****

The funny thing about goals are that when "we" set them and try and reach them on our own, A) it usually takes us longer than we expect, and B) sometimes we don't even get there.

As I sincerely and humbly tell this story, just recalling the circumstances still amazes me for several reasons. So let me start at the beginning.

In previous stories that I have written, I spoke of the many Manager/Sales positions I have held throughout my years. My last job was in Yellow Page advertising, which I did for a little over five years until my accident.

It isn't the most glamorised of advertising, but for many years was extremely lucrative, especially for small business owners who set aside a good portion of their budgets for the Phone book. It was a lot of leg work, telephone time, it would take at least one or two face to face meetings,  and for the huge accounts three or four. This was besides all the reworks you wound up doing on the ads you created.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

*** My Wish For Everyone Around The Globe***

With 2011 quickly approaching I wanted to take some time out to spread my well wishes and Blessings. I not only want to remember all those I love or who have crossed my path, but those I have yet to meet or may never meet or even know.

We are all on the same team. It doesn't matter Where we live, what language we speak, or what color our skin is. What matters is that we are all on the "LOVE" team; God's Team. Different countries may call Our Lord by other names but there is only one God with one wish. That the children He created will love, respect, and help each other, with every ounce of their being.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

*******Count your Blessings*******

Now a days it's very easy for all of us to take stock of the things we don't have, and the things we may be losing due to the economy. We're all so caught up in our life adjustments and sacrifices that we're forgetting to count and take stock of what we do have.

Believe it or not we all have blessings in our lives no matter what our circumstances are. It's just we get so caught up in everyday life that we forget to look around at the things that really matter.

If we have a loving family we are hugely blessed. If we have our health, we've struck gold; and if we get a chance to awake the next morning, we are blessed with the chance at a brand new beginning.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

*****A Christmas Note to Heaven*****

To My Beautiful Gram, Aunt Lou, and Phil,

Well it's our favorite time of year, and you know me with the decorating, it was quite a feat this year.Only having use of my left arm was no easy task to undertake, doing the whole house, but with all of you watching over me and sending subtle reminders, it turned out beautiful. Oh and Phil I appreciated the reminder to put the Angel on top before I put the tree top on to the base of the tree. I felt your gentle nudge and heard your little snicker,I know you were waiting for me to attach the pieces without her, and you were right I was going to.

My beautiful Gram, thank you for helping me with all the missing Christmas favorites, I was so glad that they were in one of the boxes Bob brought up, because as you know, I had to cut back on my usual, and 3 huge boxes didn't make it up from the basement, but I know it was you who helped me to have all your special things around me.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

*****Reach Out and Touch Someone*****

Our lives can get very hectic, and sometimes they even get away from us.  So what I would like to talk about today is remembering someone you may have had in your heart or on your mind lately, but have yet to drop a note or make a call.

For weeks now I have been thinking of a dear friend who I haven't seen in many months. So today I decided I would put together a little Christmas package and drop by her office.

What a wonderful and joyous reunion it was. We spoke for an hour, we covered everything, it was just the rejuvenation our friendship needed. That's the wonderful thing about good friends; we don't need to see or speak all the time, but when we do, it's as if we spoke just yesterday.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Poetry is Like Art-Open to Personal Interpretation

I thought today I would do something a little different. As some of my fellow Authors from Authonomy know, I have and always will be a poet first and foremost.

Poetry was a gift bestowed upon me to get me through some difficult periods of my young life. The sad thing about it is, most of it was destroyed in a fire. I had my things in storage when I left for California at eighteen, and when I returned there was nothing left.

All my writings; short stories, enough poetry to fill at least ten anthologies, some partially written books, and my school yearbooks (I had friends in all grades so I had each year from freshman to senior with such precious memories documented...gone) and pictures, all priceless things to me.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

*******We All Have A Purpose*********

This is not an easy story to write, but I was inspired to share it in light of the many people in the world today, who feel they have no reason to go on. I did not share this story in my book, though I felt it would have had tremendous impact on many, I was not guided to do so.

One of my many sales jobs was selling Life Insurance for Met Life. When you first get your license, you are encouraged to sell to family and friends first, to help build up your client base. Being in sales for many years, I did not take heed to this advice right away. Something was telling me it wasn't necessary.

I was doing decent and it felt more intrusive asking people I knew questions, than it did with strangers. This particular month I was slow, as it was summer and many people were on vacation; so I decided I would call up different friends that I thought could benefit, and I set up several appointments.