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Come On In…You Are Welcome….

You Are Welcome!
And, Thank you….

Copy of Copy of “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”– William James

You are Welcome!

Come in, take off your shoes and stay awhile.
It matters not where you came from
or where you are going either,
it matters not your race or creed,
your gender, or your religious
beliefs, (or lack thereof),
because here in this sanctuary
here you are free and you
you can be yourself.

The rules there are not many,
and they are simple in their complexity.
Treat others as you would like to be treated
with kindness, compassion and empathy
in thee.  Because, here in this sanctuary
here we are free and we
we can be yourselves.

Copy of “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”– William James
And, thank you….
For seeing beyond this body and this face
beyond any race, because the only competition
is with myself and with no one else
Much love and gratitude for comparing me not
to anyone or anything

For seeing me as but a man, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as young, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as old, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as a leader, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as a follower, it limits severely all that I am 
Much love and gratitude for comparing me not
to anyone or anything

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”– William James

Continue being you,
because the world it needs you
for your gifts, your thoughts, your unique
insight into life and all its magical charm.
Continue being you,
through and through 
and not what the world thinks you
should be limiting your very 
gifts, your thoughts, your unique
insight into life and its magical charm.



Thank You…I Am Grateful

Thank you…..
I am grateful.
For all those few who speak
up while everyone else stays

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) – Galileo was willing to challenge the orthodoxy of the church through his own scientific discoveries. This commitment to truth and science came despite personal threats to his well-being.

Thank you….
I am grateful
For all those special few
who fight with all their might
for peace

Socrates  (469 BC–399 BC) – Greek philosopher. Socrates was willing to die for his beliefs. Arrested for his philosophic teachings, Socrates was willing to accept death rather than change his opinions and beliefs. It is said he calmly accepted his fate.

Thank you…
I am grateful
For all those who do what
is right even if it is extremely

Edith Cavell  Nurse in Belgium during World War One. Arrested and executed for helping Allied servicemen escape back to England. Shortly before her execution, said ‘Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.’

Thank you…
I am grateful
For all those wonderful ones
who gave the ultimate sacrifice
for another

Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941 )  A Polish Franciscan priest. During the Polish occupation, he was arrested twice by the Nazis but continued to offer shelter to Jews and Polish refugees. In 1941, he was sent to Auschwitz concentration camp, where he volunteered to take the place of a man condemned to death, showing great courage, faith and dignity.

Thank you…
I am grateful
For all those few
who conquered with love
in lieu of hate

Witold Pilecki (1901 – 1948) During WW2 Pilecki joined the underground Polish resistance. In 1943, he volunteered to smuggle himself into Auschwitz concentration camp so he could report on the holocaust to the allies. He then escaped Auschwitz and took part in the Warsaw uprising of 1944. In 1948, he was executed by the Stalinist secret police for retaining loyalty to the non-Communist Polish government.


New Year New Life

The new year for me is not about resolutions, although I am resolute in the fact that it is a time of transformation on a grand scale.    I am transforming myself physically, mentally, emotionally, financially simply in the fact there are constantly in motion.    The focus though is single minded that there is an opportunity, although not merely because of the change of the date on the calendar.   Prospects for and of something bigger and better, brighter and new, are on the horizon of every single day.

Just as the sun rose today, and as it does without fail, so too will opportunities as well as challenges arise.   As they say, it matters not what happens to any of us but rather how we handle what happens to us.   Each and every second we are afforded the ability to choose, and as with everything, it begins within.

In this fresh beginning, I am not looking for a job.   Nay.  I am seeking a career of epic proportions. I do not want to be a clog in the wheel that chugs along without adding value.  No.  I am eager to add value in more ways than one.   No matter what the position I want to see myself and be seen as a leader and someone who inspires.

Money is not the focal point, although is it a means to an end?  Absolutely.   We do not exist in a comprehensive barter situation but rather ours is a system of monetary exchange.    It is a matter of survival.

I am not one to profess being a survivor.   Instead, it is my intention to thrive instead of simply survive.   I often hear that being afforded the monetary means to pay the bills is sufficient enough, although there is a correlation.  The more one accelerates their increase in cash flow the more there are bills to be paid.

Money, it will come and go but how we handle ourselves through the good times and the bad is what transcends time.    If we are successful, kind and considerate people there is not only no harm in being successful but it is a part of the responsibility of living life to be the best we can be.

The real investment in oneself is in our own thoughts and our own body, because that is really the only thing that we can control.   We can only do what we can do, surround ourselves with the superlative support teams and put ourselves in to be successful.   The same is true of teams we lead, providing others with the same latitude to be at thC6091Color300(2)eir finest.

I know without a doubt that today will be better tomorrow, that tomorrow will present me with something better and I am in control of my own destiny.   For myself and many others, the path may be murky and without a visual destination.  For us, it is a matter of faith trusting that each step forward is closer to where we are going.

Grateful am I to be brought here to this today, and honoring am I that which I have been provided knowing that in appreciating what is here and now will only strengthen my bond with the future knowing  we will get there.   If we can only relish in the progression, the progress as well as the failures stumbles and falls, because each and every rung on the ladder is taking us to the top.