Service, Please and Thank You!

Service, please and thank you! I love receiving good service, it is one of my favorite things to experience. I notice it, I appreciate it and I compliment it. I enjoy seeing someone take pride in their work and in making sure that I am having an optimized meal, lodging stay, excursion, massage, visit or whatever. Luxury level service is wonderful. I can still recall years ago having that “deer in the headlights” look the first time I walked into a Ladies room and found that a smiling tuxedo clad attendant had set up a mini-mart of personal items on …

What My Dogs Give Me

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 I never liked dogs growing up and I never understood why other people did, as a matter of fact I have had a fear of dogs most of my life. It didn’t matter whether the dog was large or small, if it barked and had teeth there was no place in my affections for it. I am a country girl and grew up around plenty of farm animals that we fed and they in turn fed us but dogs were not my pals.  Five and a half years ago during a particularly stressful time in my life I decided that …

Three Short Lessons with Lasting Impact

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Life is about change and movement… but move and change wisely. We are told to “Do What You Love”, while that sounds romantically wonderful what do you do when that is not possible? I have learned that when I can’t “do what I love” I have had to “love the reason” behind why I do what I do. Admittedly I have had many jobs that I did not love but if it allowed me to pay my bills, have a control over my schedule or take a vacation then I “loved the results” of what I did. Lesson #1: I …