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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dickinson College - Quarterback Nominated for National Service Award

When you read and learn about an amazing athlete who goes out of his way to help others with diseases or illnesses it restores your faith in student athletes. I'd like to believe that most are not the spoiled "prima donas" we often read about in the news.

I recently read about one such amazing kid who attends the small liberal arts college, Dickinson College that my daughter attends. Today, I learn that he is up against several other amazing individuals for a National Service Award. The award is given to a leader in college sports who has made a positive and lasting impact on the rare-disease community. The voting runs from now until February 25th. Want to read and hear some awesome life stories this afternoon.....then click on the story below and then vote on the left side of the screen:

Dickinson College - Quarterback Nominated for National Service Award

Mitchell is the only contestant that attends a smaller, liberal arts school, so he needs all the love and support we can muster up for him.

I voted.

I am amazed at how much money he has raised for this important organization.

I am proud for him and his family.

I hope the very best for him and hope he wins this award to.

He deserves it.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Things I'm Giving Up For Lent, with Exceptions

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, when traditionally I select a few things I really like and give them up for 6 weeks. This year, I am giving up alcohol, appetizers and desserts. I know.....impressive. It's a matter of weight, if you must know. Hovering around 130 pounds is boring and annoying. Nothing fits well. I have that "stuffed sausage" feeling every day and it stinks. I figure I can lose a pound a week by simply giving up these three food groups. (Check the chart...these are food groups to me!)

Disclaimer: As I am leaving in about six days to help my sister in Maryland with her WORTH show, there will be 6 days when I will probably have wine and appetizers. It's just so much fun with my sister and I only see her four times a year. So, actually one week of the six period does not count. And, I have set up an appointment this Wednesday with a client who said," let's get a beer while we are reviewing the research", and I said, "okay, sounds good". I am so easily swayed.....which is why I hover at 130 pounds.

I think the man upstairs understands me. I am one of his weak followers. He loves me even when I cheat a little on the whole giving up something for Lent routine. He knows just how big a sacrifice I am actually making, even when you consider my disclaimers!

Are you giving anything up for Lent? Do you cheat...a little? Just curious.................

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

For Some of Us, It's a Wordy Wednesday

I am reminded by one of my favorite blog writers named Casey, that it's Wordless Wednesday. And she has a hysterical picture to share with us (go, but you'd better come back!). Sorry, but I am filled with words and thoughts today, so I must prescribe to a "Wordy Wednesday" instead.

I am happy to hear that Nigeria is finally going to have Mr. Goodluck Jonathan take over as the acting leader of their country today. They say, he's less corrupt then the others and gets along with most people. Personally, I think the real reason they selected him is because everyone knows he'll bring some needed GOOD LUCK to this tormented nation. After all, they did not ask Mr. Honest Mark or Mr. Happygolucky Luke , now did they?!

The United States might learn a thing or two about marketing their candidates from the Nigerians, too. "Vote for Mr. Jones.......he's less corrupt and has never been caught staring in a sex tape or taking a bribe from a bank or private company!" Sounds refreshingly honest to me.

One nice thing about getting older, is you start to see things so much clearer. The clarity can be blinding. It's always so obvious what's the right thing to do and what is very wrong. Not that older people always do the right things in life, we are just acutely aware of the correctness of the action prior to acting one way or another!

I did the right thing twice today....once in a business decision and once in a business transaction. In both decisions, I could have been financially in better shape by "doing the wrong thing", but that should not be the deciding factor in all business decisions. Right? (And, it's only a few minutes after noon!)

If I am able to fly into Baltimore next week, I will be helping my sister in her business, that is as an sales associate for Worth clothes. If you don't know the line, it's beautiful clothes that are made well and you set up a trunk show shop in your home and sell to friends individually. They are expensive but I am finding, worth every penny. I have purchased a few outfits in the past year from my sister. Every time (and I mean, every time) I wear these two outfits I get a million comments on how great the clothes look and how nice I look. It's kind of freaky. You can actually buy the clothes on line, you just have to go through a sales associate, like my sister. I would love to be able to be of more help to her, so if you check out the website and want to order some nice clothes for yourself, email June at Tell her, Beth sent you! If you live in the Annapolis area and want to stop by to see the clothes, call June at 410-703-5680. We'd love to meet you.

Of course, even if we don't sell 100 pieces of clothing during our week, we have a blast. On good nights after some good sales, we celebrate with a good red wine. On evenings when we had several cancellations and low sales, we commensurate with a good bottle of wine. Bottom line, I get to spend a delightful week with my sister. (But the company might not like it if we aren't good little sales people, too!)

I'd like to continue our little wordy chat, but the right thing to do is to get back to my paying job and finish this website project and get it over to my favorite graphic designer this afternoon!

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