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The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.

Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity

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As we prepare to celebrate this holiday season with family and friends, we customarily take stock of those things in our lives for which we are grateful. As we count our blessings, we must also take note of what is happening beyond our borders.

Today, more refugees than at any other time in history have fled unimaginable violence and persecution in search of safety and a more promising future for their children. Refugees need support now more than ever. Come join us to make power, communication, and access to knowledge a reality for those that need it most. And let’s consider what we could do more for those who have nothing.

It serves us well to remember that we are a country of refugees and a nation of immigrants. There is no better time to honor the legacy of welcoming the stranger than during this time of sharing and giving. Wishing our Friends and Family a Joyous Holiday filled with Peace, Love, and Prosperity. Best Wishes for a Healthy New Year!

Mike Freni

Kumbaya

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Dealing with Dyslexia. When I was in my early years, my cousin recognized my struggle and explained the challenges and opportunities of the disorder to me. I found my way around and dealt with it in my own way, how I read, write and absorb information, is far different, to how I relay information. Others started to see me highly intuitive – known to be “street smart.” and often “dead on” in judging personalities of others.

Today I am still struggling like uncertainty with words, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Reliance on spell-check and grammar-check. Reliance on others (assistants, spouses, significant others) for written correspondence can be even more frustrating.

Dealing with dyslexia we read better with a bigger font size. It also explains why I prefer to use for example Century Gothic some Microsoft Office Typefaces. ComicSans, Century Gothic, Verdana, Trebuchet

Richard Branson, Virgin; Paul Orfalea, Kinko’s; Ingvar Kamprad, Ikea; James Dyson, Dyson; Steve Jobs, Apple; Kevin O’Leary, Shark Thank; we’re all extremely creative people and all have one thing in common, Dyslexia (including myself). A Dyslexic sees failure as a part of the path to progress.

Dyslexics Will Rule the Future
Strengths • Creativity • Problem-Solving • Connecting Unrelated Dots / Patterns • Big Picture Thinking. Dyslexics are extraordinarily creative about maneuvering their way around problems
The most valuable lesson I learned in school was how to “hack” the system which forced me to get creative.

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If I was Cat, I would happily meow Happy Birthday, and spin in your lap comfortable dreaming away. But amidst difficult times, tough situations and harsh circumstances, you are the living example that we can sail through any storm of life. Happy birthday sweetheart. I hope I can make it truly a happy day, week, month and years to come. If I was a teddy bear, I would give unconditional love hugs and millions of kisses. But even being human I feel I want to do everything to give you, with every breath the love you earn as the most precious human being on this earth. So special, so natural, so lovely and without doubt your hands as they are touching things to change in magic.

I am deep in your debt and can’t express enough gratitude for al you do and all the love you fulfill selflessly every day in our house, our live without hesitation to show your true love to reach our destination.

Happy Birthday, Sweetheart.

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November is the month of Thanksgiving and the day itself comes around. As an entrepreneur and as a human being it is my favorite holiday of the year–by far. It is, of course, a refreshing pause from daily business tsuris, as well as the only holiday devoted to pure gratitude for… everything — all our abundance and our very existence.

But it is also a reminder that thankfulness is a key to business health. I’ve always believed it is the simple things that make for success in business. Not the brilliant, not the celebrated, not the strategically complex. One of those simple things is the act of saying “Thank you”. I always take time to say it, to mean it, to write it, to email it, even to tweet it. As I would like to put it “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

I genuinely am grateful, for all those who are supportive of making every step coming closer to success, particularly to those smart hard-working team members who make the difference, for their care in making my time efficient and specific. No matter how busy my day, how far or close I maybe be, I like to express my gratitude for their effort.

. It doesn’t just acknowledge someone’s effort, kindness, intent, or action. It recognizes the person himself. It’s even more important than acknowledging the principal person you are doing business with because it sets a tone for discussion.

I am thankful for the opportunity to thank you all my dearest love my children, my family, my friends, my team and all others close and far away. Happy Thanksgiving!

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We share the same humanity, we share our need for purpose, identity and community – even if we prefer our own company and solitude. Our lives consist of ebb and flow, coming and going, life and death. We may struggle to make our mark, to make ends meet, to be creative and fulfilled. We have dreams, hopes, disappointments, drama and trauma. Often, we look from afar to others for support and guidance, and are attracted by their creative expression, wisdom and aura. “We absolutely have to tell the world, show the world, that there is a collective responsibility to act. We share the same humanity and we cannot continue to allow economic wars to be fought on women’s bodies.”

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Because the purpose in your heart is to do what is most beneficial for the people around you, it’s easy to make choices. the right decision will be obvious, and the right action effortless.

MF

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