We moved recently. A very huge thank you to all the help that was given to us. The helpers are many: real estate agents, lawyers, mortgage broker, insurance agent, employers flexibility, moving company, utilities, family ( father, brother, sister, inlaws ), and friends (awesome crock of chili). The generosity and teamwork of all those involved helped make it happen as planned. Actually it went pretty smoothe. Why ! Because all the above helped make it happen and cared about the plan. This is the 3rd house we purchased. Funny how different things are as years progress. How 18 years has changed the amount of stuff you accumulate with 2 kids. Also how 18 years changes the body and it ability to do it all. In conclusion, how you appreciate the efforts of all involved and not take it for granted. Teamwork does very much still exist, especially if you can recognize it ! There is no I in team. The team helps me, so me help team !
If only a wise saying could just fix all the problems. Most times when my anxiety is at catastrophe level, the mention of some cliche saying like “take it easy” brings forth the idea of doing harm to the lingo dropper. How about when you are working hard and struggling with time or task at hand, and the leaning pearl of wisdom says “work smarter not harder”. Now what, finish the task or do harm? How about the haters out there picketing against the gay community, why not approach them with “live and let live”, let me know how that works. Try telling someone with faith issues “let go and let God” or someone with depression that they are really just living in the past, imagine how they feel on the inside. My true favorite one I wish I kept at the forefront of my mind ” keep it simple “, however dare you drop that on me when I am complicating things. So here’s what I like: lend some space, lend an ear, or lend a hand. Try to determine which will help the frustrated best.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy the Day (or don’t)
Don’t you just adore the salesperson who just pushes you to the limit ? The salesperson who ignores your No ! The art of distraction, diversion, steamrolling you for their own agenda ! I am in sales and truly believe I am not like this, why? Well I would not want it done to me. As important as asking for the sale is for the salesperson, I firmly believe the salesperson has to perform their due diligence to ask for the sale. Just rambling off all the features and benefits and dominating the conversation is telling not selling. I have found that asking (non self serving) questions works best. Recently I spoke to cable salesperson over phone, I was barraged with his tactics and conversational bullying. I realized from the start about how I held the power, not him. I am very grateful that not one company I have ever represented, tried to brainwash me into this pushy crap. I might make more money or sales if I tried it, but not at the cost of someone else. I am not an expert at sales, but i have learned along the way about respecting people.
Do you remember Ralph ? You know the guy that comes around with that bug and has you throwing up for a day or 2 ? What amazes me is that when I drank alcohol ( quite unsuccessfully on many fronts, never developed a tolerance either ) I used to puke on a biweekly or monthly basis ! To think I engaged in the insanity to bring this on often. How about the ever fun and body shocking Dry Heaves ? The best description on this: you feel like you are passing your toenails through your entire body ! Even if you do not believe in a higher power the Dry Heaves have you thinking and calling for Him ! Funny how what you ate prior to this event, you may avoid for decades. If only all negative things that we really ought to avoid would bring on this Ever Memorable Hell, we might never forget, therefore avoid the insanity. Well Ralph has not hit me yet, but he broke into my house and has visited a loved one. This is a love that does not need spread ! Enjoy your Breakfast !
How many people have a resume with their faults listed ? How many truly tell an employer their glaring character flaws during the first interview ? How many employers tell the prospect how toxic their management style is ? How many people begin their first date discussing their own part in the failure of their last relationship ? Very few if any would dare to. It’s a lot like advertising, do any of these businesses expose their intent to screw people out of money ? I observe 3 things here: 1- Most people do not plan or intend on their negative behaviors or reactions. 2- Most people who have engaged in negative behaviors may regret it, but most likely and secretly feel justified in doing so. 3- Then there are the downright Evil Bastards / Bitches who are mean spirited and have no regard for any other human. Yet most people really believe they are honest, kind, loving, hard working, and dedicated. Spin the roulette wheel, Baby ! You rarely ever really know what you are truly getting into, nor do they ! Buckle up and try to enjoy the ride !
So why might we be lacking peace and serenity ? It is so easy to point out all the disharmony, chaos, and others people faults around us. Well then if that is true, who could have peace and serenity ? Yet there are many. Is it possible that people are trying vainly to accept the unacceptable ? Or the lack of courage to change what they have the power to. Is it possible the struggle is not the lack of wisdom to know the difference, but the capacity to face the reality and not run from the fear of making necessary changes.
Ok off to work !
Not sure about you, I absolutely love peanut butter ! I truly feel sorry for those allergic to peanuts. Just got a great tip the other day, add it to your oatmeal, damn I cannot wait to try it ! To me the Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich is the default quick, easy, and delicious meal. You know it’s bad when you’ve unknowingly ran out out of it ! Here are some my favorite Peanut Butter Applications
Peanut Butter & Jelly on any bread toasted or not, also on any kind of cracker , best Graham
PB & Fluff on bread
PB & Butter on bread, bagel, English muffin
PB in any kind of ice cream, best with vanilla
PB in any kind of cupcake treat, Kandy Kakes, Funny Bones
PB on a cake or in pie form.
PB on top of a chocolate chip cookie or other
PB cookies Nutter Butter cookie or wafers, Christmas kind with lines and with kiss on top.
PB topping on top of ice cream without any PB in it.
PB “Spider” Treats with butterscotch morsels and dried chineese noodles
PB on most rodent traps, even those dirty little bastards like PB !
Spread It, Spread ‘Em , Spread The Wealth ! Of the Deliciousness of Peanut Butter!