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Right Now is the Best Time of Year to Repair any Strained Relationships
With all the good will that gets passed around during the holiday season, it's the perfect time to repair any strained relationships you might have in your life. People are generally in a great mood, which makes them far more open to forgiving and accepting forgiveness. So, if you have any strained relationships, now is the perfect opportunity to make that phone call and say, "I've missed you. Can we get together for lunch sometime soon?" Or, to walk over to a fellow employee's work area and say, "I'm sorry about the way I acted during the meeting last month." If you do this, you'll not only crank up the intensity of the holiday spirit that's already inside you, but you'll start the New Year with a clean slate as well.
We are all cluttered by the mass of logins and passwords we use on a regular basis. Keeping crib sheets has been one of the methods of choice to keep track of all this, BUT it's also the most dangerous. Let's take a look at:
I've been messing around with my memory these past few months and I am really encouraged. I"m talking about my long term memory. I made an all out effort to zero in on what happened to me in my life some thirty to forty years ago. I was working on the railroad as a claim agent for some twenty four years and had just been promoted to Employee Communications Officer reporting directly to the then Vice President and soon to be President. My career as both an author and as a professional speaker was just beginning to show real signs of life at this same time.
I was zeroing in on the railroad aspects. There is an old saying that Bennett Cerf first coined; "When pouring from a ketchup bottle none'll come and then a lot'll."
Remembering was a slow process to begin with but once it started working the memories just started pouring out of my mind onto my manuscript. Some of the memories were stubborn and slowly came out with details I had not thought about for so many years. I keep believing I am done with the project but then something else pops out, sometimes in the middle of the night or upon waking in the morning. You might want to check it out yourself. Zone in on any period in your past. Write down what you remember and then keep at it. Maybe they really were "those good old days."
Let's all make it a Point to be Extra Nice to Retail Clerks this Holiday Season
As the holiday shopping season ramps up, malls and stores become more and more crowded which greatly increases the stress levels of many shoppers. Some of these up tight shoppers vent their increased stress at retail clerks by being rude, mean and nasty toward them. This, in turn, makes their job incredibly difficult and thankless during what should be a very happy time of the year. If you want to make a big difference in these clerks' lives, you might consider being extra nice to them this time of the year. As they're ringing up your merchandise, smile and say something to them that brightens their day. You'll find that doing so not only puts a smile on their face, it will put one on yours as well. This is what the holiday season is all about.
Yes, The Good Die Young
Scott Epperson was always just Barn to me. He sometimes made audiences go into spasms of laughter. He worked longer and harder than any other man I knew and his wife Mel worked just as hard sometimes beside him. Barney died recently at the age of just 57. Maybe you knew him as Detective Scott Epperson of the Dunn, North Carolina Police Department. He retired from police work just a few years ago. You might have met him as Lee Michael, who worked in radio around Benson and Dunn and for years earlier around the Winston-Salem area. Barn's health gave out on him suddenly last week and I lost a guide, a mentor and a friend. He introduced me to my first role as Andy in the play, "Remembering Mayberry" in Benson. We did the show in 2012 and 2013 and were planning to do six shows in January, February 2014 but "Remembering Mayberry" without Barn would not be a show at all. He was the main man, the glue that held the whole thing together. Barn would hit the road when it got warm enough for a State Fair and bring happiness and laughter to thousands of people all over the United States. He must have written out a zillion bogus parking tickets and he nailed every mayor along the route. We'll miss him a lot.
Noise Cancelling EarBuds
Several manufacturers manufactuer noise cancelling earbuds. Here's our recommendations:
Health and Wellness Options for the City of Maricopa
Health and wellness care options are continually growing in the City of Maricopa.
Prevention [Kindle Renewable Subscription]
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CBS News Knowingly Broadcast Misinformation on 60 Minutes
CBS News intentionally broadcast mis-information regarding the Benghazi attack and raid that happened during October 2013.
The mis-information was blamed on the testimony of a security official by the name of Dylan Davies in a applogy about a week later by Lara Logan.
Shuttle Service from the City of Maricopa to Sky Harbor
It's too bad that public transportation is lacking when trying to connect the City of Maricopa to Sky Harbor Airport or locations in Phoenix.