As I write this blog I am dedicating it to my co worker Beverly who passed away Monday February 15 2011from cancer.
Achieving Goals have been a given for mankind since the beginning of time, as humans we desire things that we work hard sometimes too hard to achieve. Maybe a new tool, truck, house, or a business, the list is endless but one thing we must remember is these are material things and are replaceable or can be attained at a later date.
One thing about knowing Bev was that you had to get to know her to actually like or love her, She was always mean and grumpy snapping at times just because she was tired. What made her tired is she was working two jobs to try and achieve and keep a certain lifestyle and goal, unfortunately she departed this earth before reaching her goal with only 2.5 years left to go. I remember three years ago she was complaining about a hurt in her side by her stomach with a small lump or knot. we told her then to go but she refused stating it cost to much and she couldn’t afford the time off. Well in October of last year she went to the hospital and they found a mass on her stomach, It was cancer, and it was too late Four months later we lost our friend her family lost a mother, grand mother, sister and a aunt. we lost one of the best workers we had, a friend and a union sister.
Which brings me to this quote by Byran Dyson Former CEO of Coca-Cola
Imagine Life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air, They are Work, Family, Friends, and spirit and you are keeping all of these in the air
You will soon understand that Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it it will bounce back But the other four balls- Family,Health, Friends, and Spirit are made of Glass. If you drop one of these the will be irrevocably scuffed,marked,nicked,damaged, or even shattered.
They will never be the same You must understand this and strive for it. Because value has a value only if it is valued.
Small businesses traditionally take long hours, time, money, and sacrifice but they should never consume you as this is classed as work!!! if you are working and don’t have the time for your family, hobbies or your friends Please take the time to reconsider what you are doing Don’t kill yourself over material things the people in your life are counting in you and you should count yourself in there as well to
Work at what you love or want But do it reasonably, you still have time :)
-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path firstname.lastname@example.org