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  1. ProducerBrandi Alexander
    Embrace Life
    Embrace LifeThroughout my life, I have always been the quiet girl. The one that observes her surroundings before diving into the unknown that is before her. Some people have always found it strange how I was always so quiet, but others understood my reasons....
  2. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Three African Bees Meet
    Three African Bees MeetThree African Bees sat around a table talking today.Β One is a brain surgeon, one a novelist, and one a banker. Three diverse people yet there we were, having a great conversation thanks to one unifying interest: beBee. Some time ago Ian...


    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    24/06/2017 #52 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #51 well Doctors are usually in a stronger $ situation @Ian Weinberg...rand weakness accepted 😁
    Ian Weinberg
    23/06/2017 #51 Ian Weinberg
    #50 A neurosurgeon, an author and a banker walked into a pub .... this is no joke!

    Wrong on the bill, @Ken Boddie The banker and the author looked at me helplessly and I responded, "Don't worry chaps, I'll take care of everything!"
    Ken Boddie
    23/06/2017 #50 Ken Boddie
    Any tale that starts with "A neurosurgeon, an author and a banker walked into a restaurant .... " can't be half bad, Gert. After the bill came, there are no prizes for guessing who read it (@Paul Walters View more
    Any tale that starts with "A neurosurgeon, an author and a banker walked into a restaurant .... " can't be half bad, Gert. After the bill came, there are no prizes for guessing who read it (@Paul Walters), who divided it meticulously into three parts (@Ian Weinberg), and who organised the fund transfers (@Gert Scholtz). πŸ“–βœ‚οΈπŸ’° Close
    Gert Scholtz
    23/06/2017 #49 Gert Scholtz
    @Pamela 🐝 Williams @Savvy Raj One can listen all day to the stories and anecdotes from Paul and Ian. Thanks for stopping by "our table". I hope that one day there will be a big gathering of Bees in Spain!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/06/2017 #48 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #47 I think that's pretty close to Denver Colorado's elevation (minus the mountains of course). I always have to drink more water than usual when we travel there. We are at 1210 ft above sea level in Warren, Pa
    Gert Scholtz
    23/06/2017 #47 Gert Scholtz
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Johannesburg is 1750 meters (5750 feet) above sea level. But of course, it's fun being so high up in the air :)
    Savvy Raj
    23/06/2017 #46 Savvy Raj
    Nice to know how the African Bees connected in realtime... Great initiatives leads to great connects! @Gert Scholtz 😊
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/06/2017 #45 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #35 I'm glad you are able to see you ARE an adrenaline junkie now... glad we cleared that up Gert ;-) PS: What is the Altitude of Johannesburg?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/06/2017 #44 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #43 It won't BEE too long @Pamela 🐝 Williams and we will be able to tell stories. I think between the two of us and our creative minds along with humor, we might be able to pull off a fun live buzz together too! ;-)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    23/06/2017 #43 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Gert, I'm jealous, I would love to have been sitting at that table just to listen to the stories, what a diverse group of bees!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    22/06/2017 #42 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #41 A meetup in Georgia I’m game for it.
    I don't need a visa to come there, tickets are a cakewalk, I have my bees there and yes the headquarters in savannah. Wow sounds like a plan πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β€
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/06/2017 #41 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #36 A meet up in Georgia is easy. πŸ˜€There is already a beBee headquarters in Savannah- @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/06/2017 #40 Gert Scholtz
    #24 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you Manjit for your thoughtful comments, of which I highlight: " In a fractal view of work, there can be a networked experience called beBee and it can become the glue that is a connector (and maybe even a liberator) of a hive of professional networks. "
    Gert Scholtz
    22/06/2017 #39 Gert Scholtz
    @Phil Friedman Next time, hop on a plane down south and join us for a beer. A caution to a mariner - Johannesburg is far from the sea and at high altitude. Thanks Phil
    Gert Scholtz
    22/06/2017 #38 Gert Scholtz
    #27 @Javier 🐝 beBee Thank you Javier. A great excuse for us three to meet again - to take pictures. I hope that one day there can be a super beBee get-together in Spain!
    Gert Scholtz
    22/06/2017 #36 Gert Scholtz
    #30 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador With two such beBee companions - arranging a get-together was only a pleasure. Next time a meet-up of Bees in Georgia?
    Gert Scholtz
    22/06/2017 #35 Gert Scholtz
    #18 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Paul assured us he has space for plenty people. Yes, I am a banker - and an adrenaline seeking one at that :). Thanks for your comments Lisa - always nice of you to stop by.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/06/2017 #34 Gert Scholtz
    @Yogesh Sukal Thanks for "sweetly" stopping by Yogesh. I hope you get to travel to Spain soon. @Vincent Andrew We did indeed have a good time - thank you Vincent.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/06/2017 #33 Gert Scholtz
    #9 @Lyon Brave Now that would be a good story Lyon - a banker over his head in debt - quite ironic too :). #8 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Your line encapsulates it perfectly Deb:" beBee is definitely the social media leader for worldwide human-2- human, face-2-face meetings". Thanks.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/06/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz
    #31 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams All three of us forgot the photo's! I will need to take selfie lessons from my children Fatima - I am technically challenged as they say:)
  3. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    MEANWHILE IN CANADA . . . Dominique 🐝 Petersen


    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    14/06/2017 #6 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    #4 LOL Pedro!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/06/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    They are going up in Ohio and Pennsylvania too. Wow, seeing those, brought back our road trip home from Denver a few days ago along I-80. Numerous Wind mills. It's going to be a HOT week, keep cool!
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    14/06/2017 #4 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    Here in Southern Spain we cannot install fans outside....they melt...
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    14/06/2017 #3 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    #2 Actually it's on the road to Port Stanley. I know a lot of people think they're ugly (including my husband) but I quite like them too. ;o)
    Nicole Chardenet
    14/06/2017 #2 Nicole Chardenet
    Is that Strathroy? If so I know it well, I pass through it every time I drive to the States. I love big windmills, I know some think they're ugly but I'm okay with them...they're kinda weird and other-worldly...and a lot less ugly than utility & telephone wires. Seriously, people, haven't we figured out how to hide these centuries-old technologies?
  4. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Javier 🐝 beBee


    Vega 🐝 Gómez HernÑndez
    08/06/2017 #2 Vega 🐝 Gómez HernÑndez
    Excelente infografΓ­a que muestra coincidencias y peculiaridades de las redes sociales mΓ‘s utilizadas :)
  5. ProducerJoyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Digital Dinosaur in English y en  EspaΓ±ol
    Digital Dinosaur in English y en EspaΓ±olYupβ€”I’m sort of a digital dinosaur when it comes to professional media. I found comfort and camaraderie when I read Joel Anderson’s...


    Tausif Mundrawala
    10/06/2017 #26 Tausif Mundrawala
    I agree with you,Joyce. Here on beBee there are innumerable spanish and portuguese writers whose buzzes are exceptionally well written. All we have to do is to spend sometime on google translator but the time is worth spending. I am glad that you shared this buzz with us. Our beBee is getting better day by day.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    09/06/2017 #25 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #23 Oh God don't. I can still hear the dial tone ringing in my ears.
    Timothy welch
    09/06/2017 #23 Timothy welch
    If you want to be a real dinosaur of the computer world tell people you still use dial up and hear that annoying dial up sound:
    I'll send you an old copy from the jurassic period.
    Jerry Fletcher
    09/06/2017 #22 Jerry Fletcher
    Joyce, Thanks for a delightful romp.
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    09/06/2017 #21 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #20 Now I am dinosaur or dinosaur egg. I do not know how to use those programs, canva, adobe ... πŸ˜…
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    08/06/2017 #20 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #17 I've been using Adobe Photoshop and Corel. Both save to JPG, so I can set it up in one and finish up in the other. But I look forward to taking a hard look at canva.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    08/06/2017 #19 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    thank you, @Milos Djukic, @Joel Anderson. and @Vincent Andrew for the shares.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    08/06/2017 #18 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #12 I, too, am looking forward to that new application. I missed that--how did I miss that?
    Gert Scholtz
    08/06/2017 #17 Gert Scholtz
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee I find Canva graphics fairly user friendly - but then I am a digital dinosaur as well:) www.canva.com
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    08/06/2017 #16 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #14 Of Course, πŸ˜ƒβœŒ
    Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    08/06/2017 #15 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    Absolutely not. It does not matter ... It's just a signature for e-mail. Anyone could have done it. You needed help ... And I just helped you ... Thank you very much.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    08/06/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I find Google translate very useful. I enjoy knowing what others have written in another language. Plus it is a great way to create relationships.
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    08/06/2017 #13 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #8 😘
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    08/06/2017 #12 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #6 Of course, me too. I translate English, Portuguese, and Italian if the sentences catch my attention, and I answer in their respective languages. I am looking forward to being able to use the novelties and that translator so as not to miss great articles.
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    08/06/2017 #11 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #2 πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    08/06/2017 #10 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #9 Know the feeling--let's just put the biggest mistakes in the title. Ooooppps, I did.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    08/06/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #7 There is an upside and a downside to language translators. The upside is that it allows us to understand in English what others have written in another language, but the downside is that because it makes it easy to translate, it makes it less likely rather than more likely that one would take an interest in actually learning the translated language.

    As I think in English and speak in English, right now I don't have the motivation to master a language and typically I am not very good learning languages including the language of my parents, so today I speak pigeon Punjabi. Then there are people like @Gert Scholtz who by being at beBee have been inspired to learn Spanish and he is beginning on this language journey or language challenge this year.

    I did pay for Spanish classes when I was 20 and lasted only one class - no refund, just another reminder that my prior efforts to learn Italian and French all met the same end, never mind my ever so brief attempt to learn a computer language called COBOL. When it comes to languages, I have never possessed a stellar record of mastery.

    I do try to see if I can pick up Spanish here at beBee but it is mostly futile, that part of my brain that should be helping me with mastering language does not seem to work.
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    08/06/2017 #8 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    ;-)) Wonderful bees
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    08/06/2017 #7 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #6 *sigh* I am just getting used to communicating in Spanish, but have conversed in German and Italian.
  6. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    HAPPY CATURDAY Dominique 🐝 Petersen
  7. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    Look what I found at the beach yesterdayβ€”a car fit for a Bee!
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
  8. ProducerLaura Mikolaitis
    Gumption to Move
    Gumption to MoveIt all started with a text on a semi-nice weather day in late March. March 28th to be exact. I was hurrying around at home getting ready for another work day. It had officially been Spring for about a week, and I desperately needed to feel her...


    Laura Mikolaitis
    26/05/2017 #9 Laura Mikolaitis
    #8 Thanks, Deb. I wasn't ready for it to be that warm yet and now it is rainy and cool. I hate to admit it, but the weather does have an impact on my mood. I'm craving some sunshine right about now, but will enjoy this rainy vacation day as much as possible.

    I love your referral to the "whisper inside all of us." We do have it and I suppose it is ignited by various things; nature being one of them. My favorite thing the past two mornings has been listening to the rain and birds sing together. It's a peaceful way to welcome the morning.

    I hope you are acclimating to New England and that your transition to the east coast is going well. Thanks so much for stopping by my post and sharing your thoughts.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    24/05/2017 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #7 Said 90 degree day threw me for an enormous loop de loop. @Laura Mikolaitis this post was a needed reminder to work a little each day, establish doable moments of pause and action, to keep summer from taking its toll on me. Because anyone wanting to do seminal research on reverse seasonal affective disorder simply has to message me.

    The lunchtime walk and immersion in nature, in all its various incarnations, is exactly the sort of whisper inside all of us that will produce profound results. Most especially if we have a partner in wellness, so that we have reinforcements until the habit is self-perpetuating.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    23/05/2017 #7 Laura Mikolaitis
    @Todd Jones, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @Don 🐝 Kerr...here's my latest post. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    23/05/2017 #6 Laura Mikolaitis
    #3 I agree @Pascal Derrien. On those days when I don't feel like, I have to push a little harder and work through the voice on my shoulder talking me out of it. Although, some days I do let myself rest; especially when I've put in 5 solid days of exercise. It really is the best medicine and the open road has definitely been my therapist through many life challenges the past few years. It's good to step away and to get out of your head for a bit. Things always seem better to me after that break, that's for sure.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    23/05/2017 #5 Laura Mikolaitis
    #2 @Jerry Fletcher, go for it! What have you got to lose? I find that some days it doesn't even have to be a long walk. Even a half hour away from things helps get me out of that blah cycle. I say do what works for you. You'll figure it out. It's just the first step that is often the hardest.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    23/05/2017 #4 Laura Mikolaitis
    @Aaron 🐝 Skogen, I hear you. This winter was a tough one for me. I got out when I could but certainly not as much as I would have liked. It was my winter of hibernation I suppose. Living in the country, going to the gym isn't necessarily a viable option for me. It's not even on my way home. The yoga studio is though so I may have to tap into that again this coming winter. I was in meetings until after 2:30 today so I didn't get my lunch time walk in and I notice the difference. It's all good though since I'll go tonight and recoup some of that mental clarity. Thanks so much for chiming in!
    Pascal Derrien
    23/05/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    I think it is important to build a routine within the day or at other times if not practical, I cycle more when it is not winter but I run outside all year round no matter what the weather like, now there are days are I don't feel like it but it is the best medicine in the end and I try not to listen to my thin excuses :-)
    Jerry Fletcher
    23/05/2017 #2 Jerry Fletcher
    Okay, Laura. I'm going to give it a try. Mine will be a solo venture as I work from home but now that the weather has turned...
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    22/05/2017 #1 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    This was like reading my own story @Laura Mikolaitis. Judging by the extra pounds I am carrying this spring, one would think I didn't get outside at all this past winter. Our winter was as bi-polar as yours. I logged more miles on my bike outside in February than I did in March and April. Crazy! In the end your spot on! Taking the time, midday to recharge through physical activity is great for the mind and body. Around lunch is my favorite time to ride. I typically have only so much time, yet making the most of it by pedaling the roads here is the best way I think to spend it. 13.7 miles at lunch today :-)
  9. Laura Mikolaitis
    it's Been Awhile
    it's Been Awhile Take a breath and be in the...
  10. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    Shel Silverstein, 1930-1999.
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
  11. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    A friend's cat, Casey, lounging on the front porch.
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
  12. ProducerTausif Mundrawala
    beBee- A Force To Reckon With
    beBee- A Force To Reckon WithThe friendship is meant to be cherished and nurtured. These illuminated beings stand shoulder to shoulder to wade difficult times. They harbor equanimity and celebrate their successes and joyfulness with enthusiasm. They can share and pour their...


    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/05/2017 #35 Tausif Mundrawala
    #34 Your feedback was exceptional and kept me thinking how should I thank you. Your feedback is always welcome,@Jerry Fletcher
    Jerry Fletcher
    06/05/2017 #34 Jerry Fletcher
    You bring poetry to the argument weaving sound with bottled fury. I am in awe of the images left in a churning brain!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/05/2017 #33 Tausif Mundrawala
    #30 I am lucky to be connected to so many excellent bees and surely all my friends. Feedback from you have always motivated me to write more. Thank you so much my friend and wonderful poet,@Savvy Raj
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/05/2017 #32 Tausif Mundrawala
    #29 I agree with you that there are so many wonderful bees here which we can't count on fingers. This platform allows everyone to grow and gives them personal space and recognition. Thanks for this wonderful feedback,@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/05/2017 #31 Tausif Mundrawala
    #28 I am honored by your words, Sir @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and was awating your feedback. As always a motivating one.
    Savvy Raj
    06/05/2017 #30 Savvy Raj
    The ebb and flow of 'Creativity' flourishes in appreciation and diminishes in indifference. Your post is a fine example of the feeling of thankfulness and gratitude from the heart @ Tausif M . A testimony to being present on Bebee with all of your heart and soul . And I deeply appreciate your heartfelt post for and on Bebee .
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/05/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Tausif Mundrawala, this is wonderful! My favorite, "A forum where bees encourage fellow bees to pen buzzes on a certain topic." I agree, if it had not been for many encouraging me to pen buzzes on certain topics I may have lost faith in myself and the courage to share many stories I never thought I would share publically. There are so many encouraging bee's on beBee which is why so many love the platform! cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/05/2017 #28 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    As a dedication to beBee this is a fine opinion and has many worthy viewpoints. This allows me to think and so I welcome the perspective. Diversity, thinking, variety and seeing how this fits in the whole is my learning here.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/05/2017 #26 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thank you my friend,@Milos Djukic for reading and sharing this buzz with our fellow bees.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/05/2017 #25 Tausif Mundrawala
    #24 I was waiting for your feedback,Sir. As am about to call off a day. Thank you so much for reading and commenting on this buzz, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/05/2017 #23 Tausif Mundrawala
    #22 I am highly thankful to you my friend,@Paul Walters for reading and commenting on this buzz.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    05/05/2017 #21 Tausif Mundrawala
    #20 It's a feedback which everyone would crave for. Thank you once again my friend, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    05/05/2017 #20 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is an artfully crafted gem, @Tausif Mundrawala. You are a master of sharing the spirit of beBee.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    05/05/2017 #19 Tausif Mundrawala
    #18 You are in fact a gift to me my friend. A real treasure trove to whom one can call friend.
    Gert Scholtz
    05/05/2017 #18 Gert Scholtz
    @Tausif Mundrawala A wonderful pice on beBee! Thank you for your friendship and enthusiasm Tausif.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    05/05/2017 #16 Tausif Mundrawala
    #15 You made my weekend with your wonderful comment my friend, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. Thanks for sharing it with our fellow bees.
  13. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    I like to add quotes or sayings to my photos.
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen


    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    25/05/2017 #2 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    #1 Thanks for the share, Nicole! ;o)
    Nicole Chardenet
    24/05/2017 #1 Nicole Chardenet
    Too good not to share :)
  14. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Letters to Tags
    Letters to TagsA friend showed him her photo. Green eyed as far as he could make out the print. It struck him the way she looked at the camera; quizzical and determined at the same time. He wrote her a letter, pleasantries mainly. He folded it into an envelope,...


    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    03/05/2017 #47 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Gert this buzz resonates with me. I have been in both places. Nostalgia when you said letter's. When I was training to be a teacher at Church Park. The rules were parent's not allowed except to visit once in two month's and no mobile phones allowed even though it was booming during that period. I am talking about 2005. My family lived about 30 Kilometres away, a bus ride but we were made to feel like we were in another country. We were forced on every Friday to like letter's home. Some of friends lived in different states and it made sense for them to write letters but absolutely made no sense to me then but it does now. I still cherish those letter's I sent and received from my parent's. Golden memories. I guess we need to bring the habit back. Thanks for yet another awesome buzz.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/05/2017 #46 Gert Scholtz
    #42 @Phil Friedman "Great piece" coming from you is as high an accolade as I could wish for. Thank you very much Phil, for reading and the kind words. In return to your salutation: Cheers!
    Gert Scholtz
    03/05/2017 #45 Gert Scholtz
    #41 @Donna-Luisa Eversley You state the most important element of the post - the constant of the need for human connection. Many thanks Donna-Luisa, I appreciate your reading and commenting.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/05/2017 #44 Gert Scholtz
    #43 @Mohammed A. Jawad Worthwhile intentions yes, in different times and in different ways. Thank you for reading Mohammed.!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    03/05/2017 #43 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...An intense intention makes sense for worthwhile priorities!
    Phil Friedman
    03/05/2017 #42 Phil Friedman
    Gert, I often upbraid those who post generic comments like "Great post!" But the fact is sometimes a piece is so good that any comment should be simply about it and not, as is so often the case, about the commenter. This is one of those times. Great piece! Cheers.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/05/2017 #40 Gert Scholtz
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee To keep a mind such as yours reading with interest I consider a large feather in my cap. Many thanks for reading and commenting on my story Ali, I value your engagement highly.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/05/2017 #39 Gert Scholtz
    @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador I do so agree with you that β€œthe mystery and personal touch have left the building” when it comes to instant messaging. I guess the quick immediacy of communication today loses some of the depth of old fashioned letters on paper. Thanks for reading and sharing Franci.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/05/2017 #38 Gert Scholtz
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley I thought I would tag you on this one Donna-Luisa. Perhaps a post you will enjoy.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/05/2017 #37 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    You have your own style of writing @Gert Scholtz and it is lvely. I kept reading your buzz wit increasing interest. You know how to communicate in stories. I enjoyed reading your buzz immensely. Is it time to message you?
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/05/2017 #36 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    My, how the way we communicate has changed. I remember the days of waiting for the mailman to deliver that letter I was anxiously waiting for. Perhaps, it is easier to communicate now - but, it seems almost too easy. IMO, the mystery and personal touch have left the building. Delightful post @Gert Scholtz.
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/05/2017 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    #25 Like your idea @Chas ✌️ Wyatt. It's a kind of a cynical remake of, The Shop Around the Corner (1940) remade, In the Good Old Summertime (1949) and You've Got Mail (1998). The first two films are about two employees at a small shop who can barely stand each other, not realizing they're falling in love as anonymous correspondents through their letters.
    Gert Scholtz
    02/05/2017 #34 Gert Scholtz
    #25 @Chas ✌️ Wyatt Sounds like a terrific idea for a story!. Strange how today with instant communication people communicate differently and often complacently. Many thanks for reading and stopping by Chas.
    Gert Scholtz
    02/05/2017 #33 Gert Scholtz
    #27 @Susan 🐝 Rooks So true what you say - with today's communication many subtleties are lost. Thank you kindly for reading and sharing Susan, I appreciate your time.
    Gert Scholtz
    02/05/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz
    #29 @Joanne Gardocki I wonder too how current communication influences anticipation. Perhaps it is more continuous today, whereas waiting for a letter is in sporadic intervals. Many thanks for your kind words, Joanne!
    Gert Scholtz
    02/05/2017 #31 Gert Scholtz
    #24 @Sara Jacobovici Dylan did have a way with words: "Your sons and your daughters, Are beyond your command". Thanks for the song Sara - it fits the theme of the post perfectly.
    Gert Scholtz
    02/05/2017 #30 Gert Scholtz
    #25 @Tani Paxton Many thanks for reading Tani.
    Joanne Gardocki
    02/05/2017 #29 Joanne Gardocki
    Beautifully written, @Gert Scholtz. You capture the bittersweet of connections then and now. Does the current speed of communication lengthen that period of anticipation or shorten it, I wonder? Don't give up hope. My son will be 21 in a few weeks. He is attached to school, work, phone and online gaming as any young man his age. However, I see his joy in sharing face to face conversation because that is where voice, nuance, and body language bring stories alive. We fill our home with laughter throwing puns and quick quips that move too quickly for text. He regularly gathers with friends for D&D role play gaming. Talk about an improv! Thank you for sparking this time of reflection and smiles.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    02/05/2017 #28 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    Something different and very welcome from @Gert Scholtz.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    02/05/2017 #27 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    You have me smiling on this rainy day, @Gert Scholtz, because I can remember so many times waiting for the mailman (they were all men back in the day) to arrive, hoping there would be a letter from someone special.

    While the way we communicate has changed from waiting for days to sometimes waiting for minutes, I think the anticipation is the same. But the content has certainly shifted, hasn't it! From a full page -- or pages in a letter -- to one or two words in a text, a lot of the subtleties are gone.

    I remember my 15th summer, away at camp for the last time, having a boyfriend back home whom I wouldn't see for nearly two months. We wrote long letters constantly, and I know how much I wanted to hear from him every day! No cell phones, no actual phones to use to "just" call a boyfriend. But the letters. Yes.

    Thanks for a lovely article, Gert!
  15. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    I ask you. . . Dominique 🐝 Petersen


    Kata Rina
    22/04/2017 #6 Kata Rina
    #5 You too dear, much appreciated *
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    22/04/2017 #5 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    #3 Thanks, Kat. And nice to see you again! ☺
    Kata Rina
    22/04/2017 #3 Kata Rina
    wonderful as always #dailydoseofwisdom ;)
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    20/04/2017 #2 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    #1 Well, NOW you're talkin', John! ;o)
    John Rylance
    20/04/2017 #1 John Rylance
    Bliss. Perhaps a cat curled up beside you, and maybe your favourite biscuits or cream cake,
  16. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    On my walk, I happened to look over to a porch where two beady eyes were watching my every move. Luckily, I had my camera with me.
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
  17. Laura Mikolaitis
    Thursday thoughts. This is one of my favorite respites. A place where my heart is content. As the water caresses my soul I am reminded of the little things and drawn into a moment of bliss and solitude. It is here I find balance and it is here that a broken heart can heal. It is here where friends meet and laugh and simply be. #bytheriver

    Do you have a place too? Where is your respite, your favorite place to be?
    Laura Mikolaitis


    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    28/04/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I am definitely a water and sunset aficionado, as well, Laura. But I am looking forward to observing how the sun rises on the opposite side of the country!
  18. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    I love taking photos of food! Here's my pot of vegetable soup with noodles shaped like letters of the alphabet. Do you have this soup where you live? Dominique 🐝 Petersen


    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    22/04/2017 #2 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    #1 LOL, Paul! ☺
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/04/2017 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Oh Yeah!!! My mother would get angry when I would write out "bad words" with the noodles.
  19. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    Check it out; click here:
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
  20. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    When life seems overwhelming, just take a SMALL step. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
  21. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    I like adding a quote or saying to my photos. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
  22. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    A toasted bagel with egg and cheese and a mug of coffee.
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
  23. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    In a funny mood . . . Dominique 🐝 Petersen
  24. ProducerLaura Mikolaitis
    The Power of Reinvention
    The Power of ReinventionReinvent. A powerful word...at least for me anyway. You might say it is my word for this next chapter of my life. A chapter that isn't written yet, but has the framework to be something. My framework is sketched out in my mind. It's both tangible...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/04/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #12 Thanks @Laura Mikolaitis, appreciate this story too :))
    Laura Mikolaitis
    24/04/2017 #13 Laura Mikolaitis
    #11 @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., so very true! It's not always easy to say "yes" and it's been quite a challenging path so far, but when I look back on how all the dots have connected (and not connected) I realize it is a big part of the process in getting to that place that we are searching for. The way I see it I have a couple of choices: I can sit back and do nothing or I can forge ahead the best way I know how. I'll take the latter option. And while I may not always get it right and while there may be setbacks, it's taking those steps each day that will lead me to where it is I'm supposed to be. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I appreciate your time.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    24/04/2017 #12 Laura Mikolaitis
    #10 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, thank you. I too have come up with good plans and not so good ones, but that is part of the process. I can relate to feeling stuck, as that is how I've felt for some time. I was dwelling on it too much (and occasionally beating myself up about it); then began to realize that perhaps I needed to re-direct my energy and efforts. That maybe the universe is gently nudging me toward something else, and the opportunities that haven't panned out are just another step toward discovering that different path. The whole self-acceptance aspect that you mention, well, that's a big part of it. It's not easy sometimes but in the end, we owe it to ourselves to be accepting of the imperfectly perfect human beings that we are. Thank you for your valuable contribution to the conversation. I really appreciate it.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    23/04/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    beautiful and yes, by saying "yes!" to life and all its aspects, you create your own destiny!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/04/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Laura Mikolaitis, I swear every 5-10 years I think of re-inventing myself. Sometimes I've come up with some great plans, other times they fizzle. Right now, I feel stuck. The good news, I know my brain fog will clear and my mind will release a ton of input, just like butterflies leaving their cocoons. I'm learning the art of self acceptance and trying hard to go easier on myself. In my mind, I'm a perfectionist but one would never know it from the way I live LOL. I wish you the best because you can do this! We are never too old to re-invent ourselves, it's when we truly can't anymore that we may have to accept where we are in life and just enjoy all the blessings around us (many of us already do that, as I know you do to). I enjoyed reading this, thanks for tagging me!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    21/04/2017 #9 Laura Mikolaitis
    #8 @Todd Jones, thank you! Great quote too, thanks for sharing it with me. It is a keeper for sure. I'm looking forward to more of my journey too. This remodel is a work in progress for sure, and although I'm not sure of the destination, I'm going to try and savor each step and learn from each hurdle in getting there.
    Todd Jones
    21/04/2017 #8 Todd Jones
    β€œPeople who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.” β€”Warren Bennis

    Cheers to you standing out, Laura! Looking forward to reading more of your journey.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    21/04/2017 #7 Laura Mikolaitis
    #6 @Donna-Luisa Eversley, thank you. Being in it is a big part of the process, isn't it? We can all be on a journey of one sort or another but if we aren't "in it" then will it be all that it can be? If we aren't in it, then are we just going through the motions? I'm learning that you don't know if you don't try. So I try. A little bit each time to figure out the remodel. But I also know that there are revisions along the way too. Isn't it a Whitesnake song that has a verse "I don't know where I'm going, but I sure know where I've been?" It's true. I don't always know the direction going forward but I know where I came from. And those building blocks are guides to the new framework and help bridge the gaps going forward.

    Thanks so much for your support, my friend. I will definitely holler, trust me. And I used to be a cheerleader so I can shout with the best of them!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    20/04/2017 #5 Laura Mikolaitis
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Todd Jones...my latest post. Some thoughts on reinvention.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    20/04/2017 #4 Laura Mikolaitis
    #2 Thanks, @Pascal Derrien. I like that you mention "introducing doubt as a positive engine." Interesting. I didn't necessarily have that in mind as I wrote it but I definitely see how that take away is present in this piece. Doubt can be a positive engine when we open our mind to the positively charged side of things. It isn't easy, that's for sure. And sometimes I've let the negative win. But, as I say, I'm nothing if not resilient. So even when the remodel isn't going well, I still keep trying. I appreciate you taking the time to read and leave your kool comment. But then again, you're a pretty kool guy. So thank you :)
    Laura Mikolaitis
    20/04/2017 #3 Laura Mikolaitis
    #1 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for your always encouraging and thoughtful comments. You definitely answered my question, and what a post you delivered yesterday. Again, I am so excited for you as you embark on this new chapter. Change can be scary but it can also be very worthwhile. I am sure that it will be for you. My husband and I have talked about moving. Just packing up and starting fresh. Who knows. Maybe someday.

    I would love for my words to be sprinkled around the world, which is one of the things I am trying to figure out. But I have more questions at this point than answers. I did manage to finish my novel in November, which needs a ton of editing but I'm happy that I've stepped outside of my comfort zone and hopeful that my baby steps will eventually lead me to where I am supposed to be. I'm so thankful for all of the encouragement and support I've received from you and so many others over the past couple of years. It's helped me to emerge more than you know.

    As for 'artist dates' I like the sound of that! Let's please make it a point to set some. It sounds like it would be an enriching experience. You know I recently attended an event at my grad school alma mater. It was their 15th Annual Writer's Day. I had never been before and my husband and one of my friends encouraged me to register and attend. I was a bit apprehensive but I did it. And it was delightful and wonderful and inspiring. But most of all it validated that maybe I can do this. It was great to listen to the different authors speak and to immerse myself in that world for an afternoon. In some ways, I felt like I had missed my calling, but in other ways, I realized it's never too late. And hence, reinvention strikes again.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/04/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    Pretty kool article , reinvention, taming and introducing doubt as a positive engine : -)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    19/04/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    What a joyfully ironic synchronicity that I just went ahead and answered your question before I became aware you were asking it!

    I am so looking forward to my season pass for your reinvention, @Laura Mikolaitis View more
    What a joyfully ironic synchronicity that I just went ahead and answered your question before I became aware you were asking it!

    I am so looking forward to my season pass for your reinvention, @Laura Mikolaitis. You have such a beautifully expressive way with words that needs to be sprinkled around the world. Such as this line:

    "...sometimes the things we have no control over are the very things that lead us to the place that perhaps we were supposed to be all along." I would say you've accurately summed up the last year of my life.

    We should look into setting up some 'artist dates' (as Julia Cameron so alluringly named them) this summer. Trying new things with new people is a stimulating part of the reinvention process! Close
  25. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Can you read this? Wayne Yoshida


    Wayne Yoshida
    19/04/2017 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 - Thanks for the comments -- I wondered if anyone uses these things. Even so, IF it is from a trusted source - maybe they can be handy. Like simplifying taking inventory or tracking a serial number.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    19/04/2017 #6 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    I don't trust them. More information going into chips and bar codes in just closer these things in humans hands and foreheads in the end times. Revelations 13:16-18 speaks about this.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    19/04/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I never scan them. I don't trust it.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/04/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I NEVER scan them πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Phillip Hubbell
    19/04/2017 #3 Phillip Hubbell
    It says...."whatever your do...don't scan this barcode"
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/04/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I think it is one of the worst inventions ever !
    Lorne Grimmer
    19/04/2017 #1 Lorne Grimmer
    Yes I can
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