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I know I haven’t written a blogpost in a while, and I’m ok with that, because I use writing as a cathartic release for me to release feelings, frustrations, and all.  In all of it, however, if I can help someone, I’m glad, because my purpose in life is to help others get through their own grief and setbacks (of which I’ve endured many as have so many of you) as well as to rejoice in any and all accomplishments.

Anyway, I’m having a rough day today. I have four children, two sons and one daughter that I gave birth to and then my wonderful son-in-law. I love them all dearly.  I also have one grandson (so far … hint hint … to my daughter and son-in-law … 😏). He is the light of Roy’s and my lives, and he’s most DEFINITELY (at least currently) my very favoritest of favorite little faces.  My second son and middle child died many years ago (as I’ve discussed before). My first son (and oldest child) and I have a very strained relationship.  I haven’t seen him in several years, and it hurts my mother’s heart to the core.  Essentially it feels like I’ve lost both sons, and it hurts beyond belief.

Now don’t get me wrong!  I have a wonderful life (with all of its ups-and-downs), and my daughter, son-in-law, and grandson are sheer joys to Roy and me.  Nevertheless, some days are harder than others, and the weight of it all drags me into a very deep hole until I remember to count my many blessings and carry on.  Life is to be lived and not just existed in or suffered through!

Today however is one of those days where my heart is very heavy. It is my oldest son’s birthday (the one that I haven’t seen in a long time).  He’s 37.  I won’t go into all of the reasons why we haven’t seen each other, because it’s between him and me, but since I can’t see him, I then start thinking of my other son who died when he was 17 of Cystic Fibrosis and how hard we tried to keep healthy, and it hurts that I can’t see either one of them (although I know I will when I move out of this life).  When I get like this, my supportive husband, Roy, along with my wonderful daughter hold me together.  Even though Roy has had his own losses (which I won’t discuss here either since those are his personal losses to discuss or not as the case may be) and my daughter has essentially lost both brothers (since she doesn’t really see her oldest brother either), they are always there for me. I guess that’s why we are so close, because we understand each other’s brokenness.

Anyway … below are the lyrics to a very nostalgic song originally from the 1930s, but it always makes me think of my husband as well as all of my children and grandchildren … whether I can be with them or not.  So here’s to my four children … and to my one grandchild (so far 🙂 ).

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I’LL BE SEEING YOU

by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal)

I’ll be seeing you

In all the old familiar places

That this heart of mine embraces

All day through –

In that small café,

The park across the way,

The children’s carousel,

The chestnut tree,

The wishing well.

I’ll be seeing you

In every lovely summer’s day.

In everything that’s light and gay,

I’ll always think of you that way.

I’ll find you in the morning sun,

And when the night is new,

I’ll be looking at the moon,

But I’ll be seeing you.

I’ll be seeing you

In every lovely summer’s day.

In everything that’s light and gay,

I’ll always think of you that way.

I’ll find you in the morning sun,

And when the night is new,

I’ll be looking at the moon,

But I’ll be seeing you.

I love you all more than you know, no matter what happens between us. ❤️

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This, readers, is the

    ONLY

way to live life.

Carry on, all!!!

This was posted from WordPress for BlackBerry on Jill’s BlackBerry. Carry on!

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Roy and I leave on vacation on Thursday.  Today is our last day of work for 3 weeks.  People that truly know us … know that we’ve been through financial and emotional and physical/medical *hell* the past few years.  Yet many keep saying we are “lucky” to be leaving on vacation … and “lucky” to be out of our hole.  They tell us how they wish they could go and how upset they are that they can’t.  While we don’t ever intend to be mean or obnoxious about it … we are blunt and to the point … and we are not in any sense “PC” … so … keep in mind this following statement as it is part and parcel of …

“Success Principles 101”.

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Roy and I worked our frickin’ tails off to get where we are today.

We aren’t “lucky”.

We worked for it.

SO THE HELL CAN YOU!

DO IT!

*~*~*

 

Carry on, all …

 

 

 

 

 

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Roy and I were both taught, as we grew up, that to get anywhere in life,

YOU DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO.

I’ve talked about this before.

It is a success principle that is a “no brainer”.

However, most people don’t have the fortitude or the strength of character to actually do it and see it through NO MATTER WHAT.

A friend, business colleague, singer, and speaker put it this way:

“To have something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done .”  Curt Goad

 

Go for it.

Commit.

Do it.

No matter what.

 

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Our advice to you:

Roy and I sure don’t.

Neither should you.

BE A TIGER!

 

 

 

This was posted from WordPress for BlackBerry on Jill’s BlackBerry. Carry on!

 

 

 

 

 

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Everyone has things they have to do every day.  Many of us find it useful, particularly when we’re trying to accomplish things in life, to make “to do” lists.  No matter how big, how small, or how much we think we’ll remember it, making a list is the key to success and getting everything done that you want to get done.

 

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This is true if we’re a human … a cat … or whatever … we must know what we need to do every day to move our plan forward in life.

My cats have this same list and occasionally they’ll add in a few other things just because they know they have to get more done that particular day.

We all need to do the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Because I’ve worked in a call center in the past, I understand what they go through and attempt to be nice to the people answering the lines when I call into an 800 number and get some poor soul that never knows what sort of person they’re going to get on the other side.

Nevertheless. “call centers” are also easy to make fun of by the general public.

Guess what?  The “general public” is easy to make fun of by the Call Center.

 

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Just remember … they’ll generally be nice to you if you are to them … and that’s true on either side of the phone.

 

Carry on, all …

 

 

 

 

 

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A lot of people are very afraid of change.  They’re afraid to step of their comfort zone.  They don’t like to be “uncomfortable”.  However, they continually state that they “want a better life”. 

The plain and simple fact of the matter is … no one is going to get a better life if they’re not willing to change and be “uncomfortable” by getting out of their “comfort zone”.  All that will happen with their lives is … they will continue to be stuck in the same rut and with the same mindset.

So we’re keeping this short today.  If you want to improve your life, you have to be willing to change and to be uncomfortable.  Being in your “comfort zone” will only keep you in the same place you’ve always been.

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DARE TO CHANGE AND BE DIFFERENT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Like we stated earlier today, we are cashing in our “rollover nap minutes” this weekend. However, some days, no matter how much you have to do and how hard you’re working your dream, are like this picture below. It’s just hard to get outta bed.

Now the trick is not only must you know your physical, emotional, & mental limits so that you can plan a time of rest and rejuvenation … but also know when to push your body just a little harder to “push past the pain” like a runner might so that you can get to your success goals and find that better life you desire. It’s out there waiting for you to obtain.

This was posted from WordPress for BlackBerry on Jill’s BlackBerry. Carry on!

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Roy and I were out-of-town for our personal business ventures this past weekend in Denver, CO, where we experienced a spectacular snowstorm on Friday night and throughout most of Saturday.  (While Roy grew up in Maine, it’s nice to not have to deal with those blizzards on a day-to-day basis any longer.) 

Anyway, we got up Sunday morning at 4:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time to catch a flight back home and arrived at the Sacramento (CA) Airport at about 10:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time on Sunday morning so that we could race back to Placerville, CA, do laundry, cook for the week, and greet our animals that had been wonderfully taken care of by our marvelous pet/house sitter over the weekend.  We were then up Monday morning at 4:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time, only 23 hours since we’d left Denver (where it was 3 degrees Fahrenheit to the balmy 69 degrees Fahrenheit at home).  I worked a 10 hour day on Monday and Roy had an exam he had to take for the new “regular job” that he has, not getting home himself till well after 7:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. 

Like I say, while we’re entrepreneurs at heart, right now, we have our “regular jobs” that we have to have in the meantime while we work our dreams.  To really be a success, you have to be willing to “go the extra mile” and give it all you have in life.

However, after weekends like the past (which was wonderfully productive financially, intellectually, and emotionally), suffice it to say that we are incredibly tired and are looking forward to having at least a day or two where we can sleep in and nap, which is our goal over this coming Easter weekend (when we also plan to stuff ourselves on Easter candy, just as we did when we were children).

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So … we will be using our “rollover” minutes this weekend, thank you very much (along with eating Peeps, Cadbury Eggs, Reese’s Eggs, Jelly Bellies, Malted Milk Balls, and Chocolate Bunnies).

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 Happy Easter, everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

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