the sun here has its
It’s time to start a new week
make YOUR mark
cos’ how YOU approach it,
how YOU feel about it,
is goin to create a ripple
that will affect the greater energy
in our world
definately in lives around
It is truly remarkable how
each of us
impact the ripples
the very lives of those around us
by the drop
of action, words, thoughts
we start the day and move through the days, weeks, months and year with.
that ripple is affecting and infecting people in ways that are astounding.
In life it is affecting the
quality of lives around the globe
as we see
the result in
In communication styles,
in interactions between mother-child,
the music and television industries,
just look at Oprah and Gayle King for example,(haha)…
One drop will ripple and will affect the greater good of our
we see it played out everyday.
We watch as big corporations and small little businesses
are swallowed by greed and lose touch
with the very people that work diligently to make a difference.
I remember an old saying
“those that have get”
and used to wonder of its meaning
while seeing so many work so hard
and be treated so poorly
until I finally grasped its meaning.
Loyalty is a rare and beautiful
but there was a time when loyalty was valued and respected.
You do not see that so much anymore.
The ripple effect has eroded the shorelines of such great values
those who put themselves out there
and would stand strong for the one they work for no matter what.
I had a boss like that once,
proudly would say,
“I’d stand in the middle of I395 for you”!
Folks thought me crazy for such a statement,
I had that kind of boss,
I was fiercely loyal
my boss “stood for all the right things”
stood with honor and those who did the work.
She was the absolute best mentor and boss I ever had the honor to work for and with.
The ripple effect of her leadership was felt and witnessed in living color!
I hear and witness stories now
that do not come close to that;
hear of many who cannot fathom such loyalty.
Stories now instead tell of those
who are weary,
who cannot respect nor stand the ones that are in leadership roles.
Rather they do what they do out of a sense of fear, or sense of “have to”.
All across the country people are now working without benefits, without being thanked, without knowing that they are appreciated.
In all types of fields, people are working in fear of losing their jobs without voices to stand up for what they believe
of doing great work.
Those with great experience are being passed up and over
for those who are young
by CEO’s and owners
who now take applications brought to them online
as opposed to face to face meetings
we are so tuned in and turned on
that we are losing the ability to
and the richness of
The ripple effect is being skewed
by electrical currents
of sound waves and gigabytes
that do not represent the best
Humankind all the time.
we are still human,
although in many workplaces
many are being treated less than
kind, less than human
less than the loyal employees they once were and still can and would be.
is going out of vogue
it is being replaced by
those who are not mindful
of the very complex lives of those who work and balance their own fragile lives
while wanting and needing to feel like they make a difference in their work lives.
People are as good as those they rely upon to mentor them
We have historically relied on
educators, people of the cloth (priests, ministers, owners of companies, physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists)
to be honest, pure, caring, trustworthy
and many are,
but not all.
Those in leadership have a
moral and ethical responsiblity
and many are not standing up to their responsibilities
to not only those they serve,
but also to those they ask to serve with them in roles of employees, supervisors, and first line or front line workers…
have a responsibility
to be sure that you are taken care of
to cast your pepple into the pond
YOU will make a ripple that is felt by many
probably by many you are not even aware of
not just today
but for days, months, years to come!
With each step you take,
with each breath that utters words,
with each beat of your heart
the sound is that of
Mother Earth’s drum
We definately at times need an angel
we need someone to send us many angels to get through days,
to get “to others” when mistreated
“kick some proverbial butt”
We need at times
to walk softly and carry a big stick as Teddy Roosevelt said at other times,
we need to be mindful
at all times,
walk with our dignity, and know our
you may just
I AM WORTHY
YOU ARE LUCKY TO HAVE ME!
Just keepin it real!
Have yourself a great
WHO YOU ARE!
Walk in Beauty
“every day IS a Gift”