Archive for the ‘validate’ Category

A Court-case update!

June 26, 2010
We won our court case and the lien on the house will be dismissed! I can’t tell you what a load off my mind that is….they won’t be able to take our house, all of our money or come back and sue again! Oh yeah what a great beginning to a wonderul weekend! Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers – they worked!!! <B>
Here’s what the Judge said:
“While the court is concerned over the amount of time that has expired since the events that prompted this litigation, it cannot permit a default judgment to persist in light of such obvious defects.  The defects arise not from the acts of the Plaintiff’s counsel, but rather from the miscommunications in the defendant never knowing until recently that he had been sued for dog bite injuries he did not own, nor one he did not have reason to know was at his property.

Consequently, viewing this motion with the liberality by our Rules and striving to reach a just result, the default judgment should be vacated.”

My justice scale

It’s actually the first time in my life that I’ve seen the scale of  justice tip in my direction!

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Validation

November 9, 2009

A must see video starring TJ Thyne wherein we are shown the overpowering importance of a smile and how we all need to be validated.
Have you ever walked down the street and smiled at a stranger? Did they smile back? Did they look away? Did they look happy or sad? How did either of these actions make you feel?
I always try to smile rather than frown. According to Google, it takes 33 facial muscles to frown and 13 facial muscles to smile which should equate to less wrinkles as we age. That factor notwithstanding, I choose to smile rather than frown even in the face of true adversity. That’s not to say that I don’t have my sad moments. But, I don’t let those moments take me over and neither should you!
So watch this video and remember you have the power to validate someone – to make them smile and make them feel good about themselves. You can even do this for yourself. To smile or not to smile is a choice. Choose wisely!

A Call To Action – You Are Needed Now!

November 9, 2009

I read a story today at Career Rocketeer that you’ll want to read as well. It’s a call to action, whether you’re fully employed, unemployed or know of someone who is unemployed. You’re needed.

Here’s the story…

It’s a story of Kim and Frank. Kim is a pastor at a local church. Frank is one of Kim’s patrons who had been attending Kim’s church for 65 years.

Frank was one of the faithful who attended church almost every Sunday. Just like clockwork, Frank would attend the 9:30 service and sit in the same spot… eight rows back right on the aisle.

For the first fifty years, Frank sat in his spot with his wife, Carol, beside him. Kim could count on looking up and seeing Frank and his wife every Sunday in their spot.

After Carol’s death, Frank continued to come to church and sit in his same spot, eight rows back right on the aisle. Sometimes he was there by himself. Sometimes he was there with his son or daughter. Always, he was there.

Then out of the blue, Kim noticed Frank wasn’t at church on a particular Sunday. Kim didn’t think much of it until the next week when Frank wasn’t there again. In fact, six months went by without Kim seeing Frank in his usual spot, eight rows back right on the aisle.

Kim didn’t know why. Did he go on an extended vacation? Did he change churches? Did he move? Did Frank unexpectedly die and nobody told him?

Finally, curiosity got the best of Kim. He didn’t know Frank’s telephone number, so Kim decided to drive by Frank’s house. He saw the house was mostly dark, but there was a light on in the back of the house.

Kim rang the doorbell, and Frank answered. Frank explained he and his family were struggling both financially and with their health. That’s why he hadn’t been attending church.

Kim asked how he could help Frank. Frank said that the hardships over the past six months had been some of the most difficult of his life. However, as difficult as that was, the most painful thing was that nobody from the church bothered to stop by and check in on him during the past six months. He’s been forgotten, and that was very painful.

As Kim heard this, tears streamed his cheeks (and Frank’s too). Kim realized he failed in his job as a friend.

There are many people in the working world today who have faithfully attended their job for years and years, only to find themselves in the loneliness of the unemployed.

If you know of someone who is unemployed, reach out to them. Take them out to lunch. Treat them to a coffee at Starbucks. Let them know you’re thinking about them in their time of need. Make sure they know that even though they are unemployed, they are still important in your life. Just a small amount of your time will mean tons to them.

And if you’re unemployed, make sure you take the time to reach out to others. If nobody is reaching out to you, reach out to them, no matter how awkward it feels. This is the time for your support group to come through and be there for you.

Don’t wait six months. Don’t wait another day. Do it now!!