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Your Past Does Not Equal Your Future

Remember…Your Past Does Not Equal Your Future!

As I get older and really more recently, I have been reflecting on my life and the many decisions I would have made differently.  Why is it that we are so much more aware as we get older? I’ve thought about how I would have been more studious, a different major, visited my parents and family more often, financial decisions, taken better care of myself and the most important one- Not have been so selfish!

In general, I have been a good person and have many friends and a great family. Just have taken them more for granted. As I approach another year, I want to become a better person and this video spoke to me.  I wanted to share this and let you know that Your Past Does Not Equal Your Future!  its mine

This is an excellent video with an excellent message to all and give us hope to become that best that you can be and not let the past determine your self-worth.



What You Should Do If Your Dog Is Choking

Here Is What You Should Do If Your Dog Is Choking

Just the other day my dog seemed to be choking.  It really scared me.  Luckily she was OK, but it had me thinking “What if she really was and I would not be able to help her.” I figured that many might not know what to do,  so here is a video on What You Should Do If Your Dog Is Choking.


Dog safety expert Melanie Monteiro demonstrates what you should do if your dog is choking.

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The Best Definition Of Love In Your Personal Life And In Business

Simon Sinek shares what he feels is ….The Best Definition Of Love In Your Personal Life And In Business

I can identify with Simon Sinek define what he believes is The Best Definition Of Love In Your Personal Life And In Business was ‘giving someone the power to destroy you and trusting they won’t use it.’  

When we give people the responsibility, it builds trust and creates a bond. This is treating people with respect, hiring people who believe in what we believe and treating them like human beings.

There has to be high expectations and accountability which in turn builds a lasting relationship both in your personal life and in business. It doesn’t happen overnight!

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Life Lesson #1 Start Off By Making Your Bed

If you want to change the world – Life Lesson #1 Start Off By Making Your Bed  every morning.


Admiral McRaven’s Life Lesson #1 Start Off By Making Your Bed

Admiral McRaven believes…”If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished your first task of the day.  It will give you a small sense of pride and will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another.  By the end of the day that one task will have turned into many tasks completed.  Making your bed in the morning will also reinforce that the little things in life do matter.  If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right.



How A Disability Does Not Have To Be The End Of Your Life

How A Disability Does Not Have To Be The End Of Your Life

Today I watched one of the most inspiring video I have ever seen. I just had to share with everyone because it has really moved me and feel everyone needs to watch it.  It is How A Disability Does Not Have To Be The End Of Your Life.  

So many of us complain about such stupid little things.  If things don’t go as plan we are quick to be frustrated, complain and many times quit.

In this video John Taylor shares with us for the first time his handicap and how he has overcome and moved forward regardless of his handicap.  He has adapted!  Not Quit!  He has shown us How A Disability Does Not Have To Be The End Of Your Life.  John’s story puts everything into prospective and I am encouraged by his story to become a better person. I have always tried to be a positive person, but I do admit I find myself frustrated at times if I don’t get quick results.

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What Are Your Defining Moments And How Did They Impact You?

What Are Your Defining Moments And How Did They Impact You?

We all have defining moments whether they are good or bad.  What do we consider defining moments? They are life-changing events, milestones, insights, misfortunes anything that has you make critical choices. So What Are Your Defining Moments And How Did They Impact You?  

The video beautifully defines defining moments:

“Life is a series of moments.  Some good moments, some not so good moments.  Some quick, some drawn out.  There are moments that are surprising, or expected.  Some that are intense or relaxing.  There are moments that you want to remember forever.  And some that you can’t wait to forget.  There are moments that you want everyone to hear about and other that you’d rather not speak of.  Life is a series of moments and most of the time we are deeply impacted.  Then there are those other moments when we are confronted with a situation that is life altering, life changing.  When we know because of this moment we will never be the same again.  These are the moments that define us.  That shape our future and become the story of our past.”

We all can reflect and think about What Are Your Defining Moments And How Did They Impact You?  Some will make us smile. Some very sad. Some ashamed.  They will make us feel all kinds of emotions. But we can’t deny or even regret any of them because it is what made us who we are today.

When thinking about ‘What Are Your Defining Moments And How Did They Impact You?’  I decided to share one of the biggest defining moments that I never really share with people. I chose this because it’s something horrible that happened, but did not let it destroy me.

When I was in college, I lived with two roommates off campus.  It was not the best neighborhood since we were just students and couldn’t afford much. My roommates had an evening class and I was home alone.  I had heard a noise, but didn’t think much of it.

Not long after that my roommates arrived home.  We were watching TV and there was a knock at the door.  Jefri went to the door opened it and she said nothing.  Barb and I were in the living room so we couldn’t see who it was.  We asked “Who is it?” Still nothing.  Barb got up to see and she screamed. I got up and there was a man holding Jefri with a gun.

I can not even describe the fear that I felt. It was terrifying!  He asked if there was anyone else was in the house.  We answered ‘No’.  He then took us all from room to room to check for himself.  He stopped in my room and took out a knife and held it to her throat and said he’d use it if we didn’t do what he said.

He left Jefri and Barb in my room and told them to stay there and took me to another bedroom.  I was frightened and thought I was going to die that night. He put a cap over my head and raped me.  I rolled over afterwards and thought “now he’s going to kill me”.  I heard him walking around in the house, then didn’t hear anything.

I waited and heard nothing for what seemed to be forever.  I looked at the digital clock, it was 9:15 pm, I thought to myself, I’ll wait till 9:30 and check to see if he was still there.  I couldn’t …..I ran to the phone and called the police.  He was never caught!

The police came and we went to the  police station to answer questions.  They told me I needed to call my parents, but I couldn’t. I didn’t want to worry them. He insisted, I asked the policeman if  he could do it.  I can’t even imagine what my parents must have felt. I had begged and begged them to let me live off campus.  Now this!

If course we moved out of the house.  I told my parents I wanted to move back home.  I did not want to go to college.  I was afraid to go out at night.  I wanted the security of being home with my parents.

My father and I sat down to talk.  He said that if I let this man dictate my future I would regret it. It was my junior year and decided to stay in college and moved into a dorm.  The next few months were horrible, I never went out and night. During the day every guy I walked by looked like him. Eventually things went back to somewhat normal.  I had so much support from my family and friends that helped me get through it. The next year I graduated from college with a teaching degree.

I used my experience to speak to girls that had been raped in South Bend, Indiana where I was teaching at the time.  I helped to train the women that would be counseling them. This helped me to heal.

It has been 40 years since it happened and not a day goes by that I don’t think about it. I survived through horrible time in my life, but I am alive. I moved forward with my life.  I thank God everyday for the wise words my father shared to keep me focused on my goal.

What Are Your Defining Moments And How Did They Impact You?

What Brings Joy Into Your Life?

What Brings Joy Into Your Life?

Let me ask you…What Brings Joy Into Your Life?  Have you really thought about the question?  Your answer will probably be different then what others may describe.  As I grow older my answer has changed.  I have realized it is the little things in life that bring me joy.

It’s spending time with my daughter  It doesn’t matter what we are doing.  It’s just spending time together.  Whether it’s going out to dinner, watching TV, shopping or just talking. I find myself sometimes looking at her and smiling. That brings me joy!

It’s watching my puppies play, having them greet me when I come home, cuddling up and licking my face or just going for a walk.

It’s spending time with my husband and laughing at the same stupid jokes, going to the grocery store, taking our dog to Petsmart and watching our dog get excited to go.  Getting up in the morning and he has washed the dishes.

It’s watching a video about cute puppies or animals playing. It’s watching a video of someone doing a great deed.  It’s a baby laughing….it is so contagious!

It’s watching a child do something nice for someone without being told.

It’s doing something for someone and watching them smile.  It’s giving a compliment to someone, even a complete stranger.

It’s looking at the scale to realize you lost a few pounds.  It’s waking up and feeling rested and happy for the extra sleep.

We all have our own answers to What Brings Joy Into Your Life?

If it makes you smile it is What Brings Joy Into Your Life? Stop right now and think about What Brings Joy Into Your Life?

Let me know in the comments. I’d love to know!