Sunday, August 10, 2014

Celebrate every small victory for the bigger reason

My great nephew, at seven years old,  celebrated communion in May, my great niece graduated from eighth grade in June and my niece received her Master's degree yesterday.  On each occasion, we had a big family party complete with balloons, food, cake, and LOVE LOVE LOVE!  In each instance, it was a great time to uplift a family member and showed they were love.  And, it was a wonderful occasion to bring the family together in love.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Rethinking a long-time relationship

When friction begins to surface in a relationship, it is time to reevaluate it.  My handyman has become surly and unpleasant of late.  Yesterday, when he displayed a little attitude, I decided it is time to get the ledger and look at the pros and cons. If the cons outweigh the pros, it is time to gauge if the relationship is worth keeping.  Sometimes, as Dwyane Wade did, it is time to take a break.

Sunday, August 3, 2014


I'm big on loyalty and I abide by an honor code. If I am close to you, or if I was responsible for putting you in a position of prominence, I feel I should be drawn into the inner circle. Failing to do so is the beginning of the bridge being burned.  Recently, I got a company a $20,000 a month account for a client I worked with.  When I asked about one particular aspect of it, he refused to tell me…citing confidentiality.  I told him I would not share the information, which I was bound to discover anyway.  They, again, refused.  I was charged with determining if they should continue the contract beyond the initial 90 days.  I nixed it because I had to rescue them because they had difficulty learning the culture of the organization.  So, I did a lot of rewrites and overhauls. But, I am convinced that had they been loyal, and shared the information, which I knew by then, I would have tried to save the account for them. So, that scintilla of disloyalty cost them.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Congratulate yourself!

Today is the first of the month and my official duties as PR person for Alpha Kappa Alpha are over.  Looking back over eight years of ups, downs, in-betweens and many crises, I can say that there were joys and rewards amid the tumult.  Today, I reflected on the strides I'd made and decided to congratulate myself!