I realize that it’s been nearly 2 months since I last had a blog entry. Granted I’ve been in a bit of overwhelm as I’ve been focused, focused, focused on making phone calls to reps and retailers in an attempt to blast sales off the charts for 2015. It is working in that we’ve had a great start to the year.
As a result of all the focus, however, I’ve missed time for creating (painting, writing blog posts, dreaming). Now I’m going to try to reinstate a bit more balance. One of my favorite things….balance….with a birthday in late September, I’m a Libra with the scales as the symbol for Libra, I’m always striving for balance in my life.
So with that, I’m going to write a blog post (create). I want to acknowledge that my Dad would be 95 today if he were still on this earth plane with us. Five years ago, I began this blog as I was in the midst of developing my first greeting cards (we officially launched in June of 2010). I was challenged to figure out word press but I did. Since then I’ve been challenged to figure out so many things of being an entrepreneur and business owner. One of the most challenging things I’ve ever done is create this business. I thought it would be great to write a blog five years ago and talk about how much my Dad inspired me. He was always proud of my accomplishments and encouraged me to be the best salesperson I could be as I spent the majority of my years in corporate sales, following in his sales footsteps. These days he still inspires me. I find pennies all the time and I believe they are “pennies from Heaven”. It started in earnest about 13 years ago, after Dad passed away. My siblings have had similar experiences with pennies. Whenever I begin to question what the heck I’m doing, I’ll find a penny. I look up to the sky and thank Dad for supporting me still. I know I’ll be OK. And trust that he is still with me, guiding me, just as the encouraging notes he used to send did years ago . Thanks Dad, I know your belief in my ability to succeed helps me still today. I draw upon your faith and inspiration as I go through my challenges. Happy 95th! I know you must be dancing with “Kathleen”, (our Mom) now that she’s joined you in Heaven!
The picture is of Mom and Dad, taken by Tom Dumas, their good friend and my godfather many years ago.