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October 7th, 2011

Holidays Off
Fred asked me to ask you all to email your schedules now for the upcoming holidays. You know how we work. If you give us the days off you want at least one month in advance, you will get those days off. But, if you give us less than a one month notice you might not get those days off. This power sharing arrangement we have with each other: with one month or more notice you have the power, and with less than one month notice we have the power. This gives the customer sufficient notice and it still gives you all the freedom to take off when you want (within reason).


A couple months ago I was going to a meeting after working hours. I was kinda tired and wishing I was at home, having my own little pity party I guess. All of the sudden I saw a happy lady come around the corner. When I looked at her I felt ashamed of myself because this lady with the happy look on her face was in a wheel chair. After that, I kicked myself in the butt (figuratively) and my pity party was gone (and has not yet returned).

Yesterday I went into a restaurant to meet Susan for Lunch. As soon as I walked in I noticed two little girls about 9 and 11 years old. Both girls were happily talking with what seemed to be their mother, and I noticed that their faces and arms had awful, disfiguring burns. I was grateful before I walked in to the restaurant. Then I was grateful for life’s reminder that I should be grateful. I was also floored by how obvious it was these two little girls were not having any kind of pity party whatsoever.

I guess the bottom line is this: everywhere you go there are reasons to be grateful. All you have to do is look.

The World Loses Steve Jobs

As you all probably know, Steve Jobs passed away Wednesday. He was an extremely intelligent person and deep thinker. Here is one of his quotes:

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." — Stanford University commencement speech, June 2005
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