Happy Thanksgiving To Everyone

Thanksgiving is happening today in America and as people gather as family and friends may their celebrations be ones of love and peace. For some, this is a time of remembering those who are no longer with us. May we all have things to be grateful for and help those who are in need. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, everywhere.

How Are You Doing? – A Sunday Reflection

My priest was back at church this morning after being away due to his father’s untimely death. When someone is grieving asking them “how are you doing” can be a tough question. From my perspective, it’s good to ask and just listen to them and just be there for those who have experienced loss. You don’t have to do much but care about them, love them and do what you can when they need it.

Also asking how you are doing to those people in your life who just need someone to listen to and to give them an ear and your time. As Barbara Streisand once sang “people who need people are the luckiest people in the world” or something like that.

So, how are you doing?

Keep Swimming at Work

Work is one of those things that challenge you. It’s been my experience that you will have more productive days than others. When you have a daily quota that means working to meet or exceed whatever number that might be. There have been more days than not that I have overperformed.

Now there are times when you can’t just get there. Everyone has an off day but keeping your cool is important. Granted I have been frustrated because of the circumstances of the day but I try to keep going. As the movie “Finding Nemo” says just keep swimming. There is wisdom in that.

Just keep swimming and eventually, you will find your way to where you need to be, hopefully.

Being Woke

Being woke in my humble opinion is being aware of the life and sufferings of others. It’s also having concern for the well-being of others. Sure, it’s easy to just ignore all the stuff going on in the world but I believe that having some sympathy and empathy for the plight of our fellow human beings is a good thing. Wokeness is a byproduct of people being tired of injustice, oppression, and being discriminated against.

I have always thought that “political correctness” is more akin to demanding people be treated better and recognizing their differences should not disqualify their participation in society. It’s also just exercising politeness and courtesy and that is a basic human need.

I hope that we can return to being civil and making our world communities better places. We so desperately need some goodness in this place we call our global home.

Don’t Forget To “Fall Back” This Sunday! #DaylightSavingTime

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. Don’t forget to set your clocks back on Saturday before turning in. You will get an “extra” hour of sleep which I know we can all use.

Have a great weekend good people.

New Phone, Who Dis? #TeamPixel 5a With 5G

We have been Team Pixel for years. I have owned the Google Pixel 1, 2, 3a and now the 5a with 5G. I think these are terrific phones that won’t break your bank. Even the Pixel 6 is priced well for both versions.

Android is a great phone OS with a lot of features including a rock-solid camera and the ability to use all of the Google products such as Drive and Photos at your fingertips. I am impressed with the 5a so far and look forward to capturing and sharing my world and sharing it with you with this new phone.

If you haven’t heard of Google Fi which is their mobile phone service, check it out, The pricing and features are really good.