I realize that it has been well over a month since my last post: I feel horrible. And oddly enough, it's not for the reason I thought it was. I kept thinking about the time that has passed since my last post and kept feeling bad as it was 'X' number of days since the last … Continue reading Missed Me?
One year today I entered the world of blogging. It's exciting to know that my thoughts, ideas and impressions are being read; and I look forward to continuing on this journey. I started writing with the intent to formalize my opinions on Sales, Life and Leadership; and to challenge myself to express my thoughts in … Continue reading Happy Blogiversary To Me!
In my amazing husband’s last post, he spoke eloquently about goal setting and the importance of goals. I would like to continue his train of thought by talking about how important it is to keep that goal in front of you, always fresh in your mind, always ready to do what it takes to accomplish that goal, no matter how hard or inconvenienced you may become.
About a month before Alan died, we sat down and had an important talk on what we wanted our life to look like; What our goals were as a couple. And among the many things we wrote on our board, I would like to share the most important one…so important we wrote a BIG blue box around it. In the box, it simply stated: “live a life of significance.”
Alan and I always spoke of changing the world together…of being light in the darkness…
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I have been struggling to properly formulate my thoughts surrounding this post. Not simply because of the nature of the topic and its implications; but because I do not consider myself "good at it". It struck me when I heard a friend of mine, after losing her husband, stand in front of a large group … Continue reading The Power of Choice
Over the weekend, my wife and I attended the prayer service and funeral for our friend, Alan DeSilva. It was inspirational to see the number of lives Alan influenced in his 30 years on earth. As part of the eulogy, we were reminded of a saying of Alan's that he truly embodied; and it has remained with … Continue reading A Lasting Impression
I received a call from my wife: she was in tears. Immediately I asked what was wrong. She then informed me that Alan had tragically passed away the night before. Silence. I had no words. Alan DeSilva was one of the most genuine, caring and outgoing people I had ever met. He and his wife … Continue reading Life is Fragile
After reading some of the news articles and the realization of a tragic symmetry between the Eaton Centre shooting (Toronto, ON) and last night's shooting in Aurora, CO, I felt compelled to write something. It's horrifying to me that anyone could ever be in a mindset to do harm to others, let alone open fire in a … Continue reading Live Every Day