Monday, December 3, 2018

Talk To And Listen To Your Elders. Trust Me.

My dear friend Bill passed away earlier this year. I have no shame in admitting that he was my sound voice. The wise man who read all of my stuff. Offered feedback. Questioned my decisions over the past decade. Applauded most of my decisions. Wanted to know the details of the stuff I always saved for those rainy days. But, most of all, every now and then, he'd always ask, "What was your intention for posting this or that...?"

If Bill were alive today, I'm sure he'd be having a field day after reading some of the blog columns I've posted over the past several weeks.

I can hear him now...

"Oh, what is going on with you. What is happening? Describe to me in detail. Although I know you and Lisa and your furry kids are doing well, I can sense some turbulence. Challenges."

He'd definitely be on the mark.

And, while I wouldn't share details and such because of confidentiality, which Bill would whole heartedly respect my voice and what I had to say...

He would get it.


He would simply just know.

Because we had known each other for over a decade.

And, he was a couple of decades older than I was. He lived. He learned. He trudged through the growing pains.

Despite all, he still managed to stand strong. To give. To share his light. To embrace the same philosophy that we do of building longer tables, NOT higher fences.

As of the 1st of December, we're doing just that despite a couple of obstacles.

We're making the decision to turn those negative obstacles into positive energy and going forth with spreading lots of Bodacious Love and Holiday Cheer.

We've already shipped out a few Bodacious Love and Holiday Cheer Packages.

And we will continue to do so for the month of December and beyond.

Amid all of that, we will be making some changes come 2019. Good changes. For us and our family. Because, after this year, going well beyond "above and beyond," we realize that it doesn't matter what you do, how much you do, and how much you let those "unfulfilled promises" roll down your back, people will still continue to make excuses and such.

So. Be. It. 

We're beyond that.

As Bill would be too.

This is one fine example of why you should talk to and respect your elders. They've lived and learned and have become much wiser than you.

Wiser than I.

That. Is. All.

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