You Have the Power to Make it Sweet!
Chilly mornings, early evenings, and beautiful sapphire skies! The faint smell of smoke from a prematurely lit fireplace, anxious to rush the season.
Dogs and cats, already sensing the calmer, slower pace of life, are napping more often now. They sleepily open an eye, hearing the rustle of newspaper used to get the fire dancing joyfully alive!
Cold lemonade gives way to hot chocolate or hot spiced cider—pool parties to marshmallow and hot dog roasts. The campfire warms as friends and family gather to sit and reminisce at summer’s close.
Night skies light up from the harvest moon, and combines can be heard in the distance as they work into the night to gather the gift of abundance blessed by the hand of God.
The edge of chill on October morns brings out the childlike excitement of the holidays to come.
The Harvest celebration (some call Halloween) often includes corn shocks, pumpkin carving, bonfires, and apple-bobbing. Black Cats beware and goblin stories intrigue. Hayrides encourage closeness as we huddle together under a throw. Squirming to find comfort where the hay isn’t sharp and sticking our behinds! During this time, everything imaginable takes on a taste of Pumpkin Spice.
Giving Thanks for our many blessings with family gatherings and a meal fit for a king. Glorious aromas fill our homes as food is prepared with loving care. The smell of sage in the stuffing, cranberry sauce, apple pie, hot yeast rolls work their magic, whetting our appetites. The ham and turkey steaming hot, waiting to be carved. Dressed with sides of mashed potatoes, hot sweet yams, and peas. The anticipation of a luscious meal made even better by sharing it with our loved ones. –ah, nothing can compare! After a prayer of thanks and amens, the dinner begins.
Our thoughts turn now to Christmas and what it means to each of us. I believe we can all agree that GIVING and LOVING are universal, no matter our faith.
The beauty and wonder of new-fallen snow crunching beneath our feet as the frozen flakes kiss our face. Trees are decorated and adorned, the lights sparkling and twinkling in mesmerizing elegance. Our hearts sing, and our smiles swell as we soak up the cheer. We are moved (as we should be all year) to share kindness to our fellow man. Prepared food for the homeless, the less fortunate. Gifts of warm clothing and toys for the children. Kind words of “Merry Christmas” to all. Indeed it IS more blessed to give than to receive.
All the world seems happy and at peace if only for a season.
As we begin the New Year, why not make THIS year, THE YEAR?
We have the power to make life sweet! Not just for ourselves but our brothers and sisters.
We have the tool right at our fingertips! With our little Compumatrix Business, we can change the world.
Our Newly branded CDAP is about to open. Our founder, Henry Banayat, and his crew of developers have been working long, hard hours in a time of sickness and quarantine. They are to be commended as their fighting, creative spirit braved their challenges to make it possible for each of us to Engage, Enhance, and Enrich the lives of countless others across this world.
Now, the onus is on us. What we do with it will determine the direction of our lives. It is truly my wish, as I am sure the wish of every other member, staff, admin, and BOD for the ultimate success of us all.
My suggestion? If you care to follow:
- Let go of FOMO; there is and will be plenty for all.
- Apply yourself to learn all you are capable of before you act.
- Understand all the implications of your actions.
- If you don’t know, ask.
- Be kind and patient with each other.
- Be kind and patient with staff – they are human too.
- Don’t be ashamed to admit your limitations. This business will accommodate earning on many levels.
- Anger and frustration lead to failure. Avoid them.
- Take responsibility – own it if you do it.
- Keep the respect of the Company always on top of everything you do.
- Most of all, love, respect, and consider each other and understand what we do WILL affect the whole membership and company.
- ASK YOURSELF – What CAN I do to succeed? Your answer was given above.
Together we can make any “Trick,” a “Treat.” Let’s make it “SWEET” for all!!