Archive for November, 2011


November 28, 2011

Until we’re honest withourselves about what we’re going to master, there’s no chance we’ll accomplish it.

-Seth Godin


be thankful…

November 24, 2011

Today is Thanksgiving…and though I believe we should be grateful and thankful every day in our hearts and express it, today is a day many take the time to really do just that.  At the prompting of a friend, I am going to write down 25 things I am thankful for:

  • thankful for God being my friend, walking beside me and giving me the strength to face the trials, difficulties, hard times, and press on in life
  • thankful for true friends, the ones that still call, write and want to spend time together even if I don’t do my part to respond
  • thankful for the fill-in family I have, the ones that truly know what it is like to not have “blood family” and treat you like such
  • thankful for the doctors I can see to try to figure out what is happening to my body and how to make it better
  • thankful for the nights I do get to sleep and the feeling of rest it creates the next day
  • thankful for having my own little place to call mine
  • thankful for my clients and the opportunity to serve them
  • thankful for the abilities to work and make money to live
  • thankful for my morning walks each day that give me a fresh perspective and energy to tackle the tasks of the day
  • thankful for the skills my parents gave me in discipline and a good work ethic
  • thankful for the chance to begin new each morning with God’s mercies
  • thankful for all those who reached out to me September 1997 and encouraged me, helped me, and supported me in starting a new life here in Texas
  • thankful for the memories I have with girlfriends who got married and moved on to other places
  • thankful for my salvation and all the Lord did to save me
  • thankful for Facebook and all the people I can stay in touch with and connect with through this social media portal that I would not be able to connect with as regularly
  • thankful that I don’t live on a farm and have to grow and harvest my own food, I am a city girl
  • thankful for transportation that gets me to where I need to go so I don’t have to walk there
  • thankful for all the great tasting food we get to enjoy
  • thankful to be able to pray anytime day or night to an all knowing God
  • thankful to have people who will listen to my struggles, provide thought and help me work through issues
  • thankful for networking friends who believe in me and my services and wish to support my business
  • thankful for a few days off because I am in need of a break
  • thankful for understanding employees who know that I am going through a lot right now and being patient with the stress I am feeling
  • thankful for a loving Granma who still is generous, loving and kind in spite of not understanding many things that have transpired in my family
  • thankful for Gods love to me
I know there are many more things to be thankful for, but today…these are the things I am grateful for!


November 24, 2011

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

– Winston Churchill


November 17, 2011

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong…because sometime in your life you will have been all of these.”

– George Washington Carver


November 10, 2011

If you are a true creative, the work won’t scare you. Embrace it. There really aren’t any shortcuts, despite what you may hear. The only thing standing between you and your dream is hard work and persistence.  – Michael Hyatt

Texas Workforce Commission Fall 2011 Publication

November 7, 2011

Have you read the Texas Workforce Commission Winter 2011 publication?  It is now available online.  Click the link here to read or save your copy:


November 3, 2011

“Nearly every moment of every day we have the opportunity to give something to someone else – our time, our love, our resources. I have always found more joy in giving when I did not expect anything in return.”

– Quote from “Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People” by S. Truett Cathy, published 2002.


November 1, 2011

Then it’s a leaders job to plow in the compost, to take the failures and disappointments as lessons and use them as soil for new growth and new initiatives. Failures become opportunities for success.

– Derrick Mueller