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Friends – Casual and Others

Words have meaning. In a perfect world, the same word would have the same meaning to everyone. That alone would reduce the amount of miscommunication and misunderstandings that occur. We don’t live in a perfect world though, and those misthings occur. Just recently there was a conversation held, that was unfortunately (or fortunately?) overhead, and had to be shared for the lesson that was available. The biggest misunderstanding that existed in the conversation was that the two people involved had different outlooks on what the word “friend” means. Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2015

I saw a post on Facebook and it was a brief look at what the poster was thankful for this year.  It gave me pause. I wondered, “Should I do that?”  It has always seemed silly to me that we only acknowledge what we’re thankful for on a given day in the year. Shouldn’t we be thankful for our blessings (and sometimes our challenges) EVERY day?  Still, okay… it’s Thanksgiving.  So let me think about it and figure out what I’m thankful for. Continue reading

How Do YOU Measure Success?

Just recently I had a man – a friend from my youth – post on Facebook about how I’d been an inspiration to him.  Allow me to quote (and no, this isn’t just for the purposes of feeding my ego): “I would like to publicly acknowledge a man I consider a friend, a brother although I haven’t seen him in 30+ years. Frank Borelli has truly been a blessing and an inspiration to me through messages and posts on facebook, either directly or indirectly. Frank, over the years you’ve awaken the “never quit” attitude in me. Over the last 3 months I’m down 60 lbs., blood sugars are daily in normal ranges, blood pressure in down and getting better, and daily I find myself making better choices. The first 50 had its bumps and bruises but I’m still here. Can’t wait to see what the next 50 will bring. Thank you, my friend, my brother, for your wit and wisdom.Continue reading