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  1. ProducerScott Wheeler

    Scott Wheeler

    This is sweet!
    This is sweet!I went out and met some flowers and got lots of pollen to bring back to the hives so I can make honey ๐Ÿฏย Project Bee...
  2. ProducerDominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    A TRIP TO THE FAIR (Photolog)
    A TRIP TO THE FAIR (Photolog)Summertime in St. Thomas, Ontarioโ€”the Railway Capital of Canadaโ€”and here's what all the kids have been waiting for. We have a three-day fair every year called โ€œThe Iron Horse Festivalโ€. Today, I'd like to take you on a little day trip. The...


    Louise Smith
    07/08/2017 #3 Louise Smith
    Very Nostalgic Dominique !
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    07/08/2017 #2 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    #1 It's on the logo and the small train the kids are riding in. ;o)
    Ken Boddie
    07/08/2017 #1 Ken Boddie
    All the fun of the fair, Nik, captured memorably. But where's the "Iron Horse"? ๐Ÿš‚
  3. ProducerPaul Kearley๐Ÿ
    8 Secrets to Finding Happiness With Others
    8 Secrets to Finding Happiness With OthersWishing to be friends is quick work but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.ย  ~AristotleA number of years ago, I worked as a technician on a radar station in northern Canada.ย The morning equipment checks were more a process of looking at the...


    Paul Kearley๐Ÿ
    02/08/2017 #8 Paul Kearley๐Ÿ
    #6 thanks David. Much appreciated.
    Paul Kearley๐Ÿ
    02/08/2017 #7 Paul Kearley๐Ÿ
    #4 what a perfect example of friendship Aaron. Thanks
    David B. Grinberg
    02/08/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another excellent read, Paul, filled with words of wisdom. Dale Carnegie would be proud!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    01/08/2017 #5 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    It takes effort from both sides to want to maintain a relationship. One of your guidelines stands out above the others and that is "show them you genuinely care". Nice post, @Paul Kearley.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    01/08/2017 #4 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    Great buzz @Paul Kearley! You hit the nail on the head. Relationships require maintenance and upkeep. Its interesting how some seemingly come and go, and others are for a lifetime. I just returned a week ago from a four day "reunion" with three of my business partners from days gone by. While three of us were the "owners" of the company, and one was an engineer I hired back in 1999, we all became close friends. We range in age from 38 to 71, yet we make a point of getting together for at least one long weekend each year to fish, tell stories and share time together. We pick right up where we left off and I know any of those guys have my back if ever I needed them, and they know I'd do the same.
    Louise Smith
    01/08/2017 #3 Louise Smith
    A reason
    A season
    A lifetime
    Puneet Srivastava
    01/08/2017 #2 Puneet Srivastava
    "Relationships are like that old radar. Unless they are checked and maintained, they can just as easily shut down: sometimes out of negligence, sometimes out of spite and sometimes out of omission." Excellent quote @Paul Kearley. Great write up... cheers...
    Pascal Derrien
    01/08/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Sometimes it is not about longevity but intensity maybe in some cases its better to be short and sweet rather than sour :-)
  4. ProducerLaura Mikolaitis
    TodayToday, I will not be sad. I will choose happiness instead. In fact, today I will choose laughter. The kind that starts deep in my soul and comes bursting out like a cannon ball. A peal of laughter that echoes through the air releasing its contagion...


    Numo Quest
    31/07/2017 #11 Numo Quest
    #10 Hear hear :O)
    Laura Mikolaitis
    31/07/2017 #10 Laura Mikolaitis
    #9 Thanks so much, @Numo Quest. I agree. It is always nice to leave some encouragement behind. You never know when those words might just be the words a person needs to hear.
    Numo Quest
    31/07/2017 #9 Numo Quest
    #8 Hey Laura, it's just interesting o see how people experience things in their lives while we just do it our way, without any judgement or reservation and simply share. I love to read your articles and deem it only good conduct and courtesy to leave some encouragement behind. Keep it up. :O)
    Laura Mikolaitis
    31/07/2017 #8 Laura Mikolaitis
    #4 @Numo Quest, thank you so much. I appreciate you taking the time to both read my post and leave a comment. It always makes my heart happy when my words resonate with someone. But what's even better is the engagement that takes place in the comments. It's a good experience and an ideal way to start a conversation and get to know someone. Wishing you well.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    31/07/2017 #7 Laura Mikolaitis
    #2 @Jerry Fletcher, thank you! This post is definitely serving as a daily mantra.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    31/07/2017 #6 Laura Mikolaitis
    #1 @Cyndi wilkins, thank you for reading and for your comments. I'm glad that this came to you at a time when you needed it. Isn't the scene of the chairs and lake beautiful? I took the picture over Father's Day weekend. I had no idea at the time that it would be the perfect header to a post. The "stage" as you referred to it is at my brother's house. It's quite beautiful there and one of my favorite places to simply be. We've had many laughs looking out at that lake in those chairs. Memories to last a lifetime for sure.

    As for the dreary New England day, I'm right there with you. I live in New England too, so I understand. Thankfully, the weather was beautiful this weekend and today too. Thanks again for taking the time to engage on my post. I really appreciate it and enjoyed reading your comments.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    31/07/2017 #5 Laura Mikolaitis
    #3 @Shelley Brown, thank you so much! Indeed it is a day at a time. I started writing the "Today" post over a series of challenging and not so challenging days. It was a way for me to dissect the emotional spectrum I found myself in. I wasn't sure as I wrote it if it would ever become a post that I would publish. However, I kept going back to it and re-reading it. Then, I'd add to it and let it rest. But I kept coming back. I don't know why; perhaps it brought me comfort to read my words. Perhaps it was a reassurance that I got through a particular moment. It's ended up being a mantra and since I posted it, I find myself re-reading my words each day. An affirmation, if you will. Another friend who read this on a different platform mentioned to me that it showed two voices of mine - the vulnerable, beaten down Laura and the strong, I'm going to kick some ass, Laura. I didn't see it as I wrote it, but I suppose both voices are there. I hear them more now. It is good to be able to share the real stuff - in all of its ugliness and beauty. Sending love right back to you, Shelley!
    Numo Quest
    28/07/2017 #4 Numo Quest
    Great and Profound feed. Thank you very much for it.... :O)
    Shelley Brown
    28/07/2017 #3 Shelley Brown
    @Laura Mikolaitis Bold and powerful! It really is a day at a time through these stormy times in our lives. I think I get into a really bad pattern of forgetting how to feel good about anything and getting sucked into that spiraling vortex. Writing like this, I believe, connects you to that hopeful, strong, beautiful part of you that has never left. I am cheering you on! I have told me self to become more emotionally disciplined on how low I will allow myself to got and so much of starting to feel better has to do with sharing the real shit on here. Sending love!!!
    Jerry Fletcher
    28/07/2017 #2 Jerry Fletcher
    Good for you!
    Cyndi wilkins
    28/07/2017 #1 Cyndi wilkins
    This post has come across my feed at quite the serendipitous moment...I was feeling rather verklempt over the news of a break up between some close friends and immediately reached for that glass of wine that seems to 'fix' everything...in the 'moment'....It being a very dreary day here in New England, (the perfect setting for the mood of my conversation) I went to the computer after hanging up with my friend and here is this serene moment of the setting sun...with two Adirondack's waiting for my friend and I to sit and soak in a peaceful moment together...even though we are miles apart, my minds eye took us here...sitting side by side in these chairs...laughing our asses off about the silly things we've done together...Thank you for the perfect stage @Laura Mikolaitis;-)
  5. Brandi Alexander
    1. Be Proactive โ€“ Take responsibility to direct, organize, and enhance our lives.
    2. Keep the End in Mind โ€“ Define meaningful goals around values and roles.
    3. First Things First โ€“ Organize and execute around the most important priorities.
    4. Think Win-Win โ€“ Look for mutual benefit in all interactions.
    5. Seek First to Understand and Then to be Understood โ€“ Listen closely to what people are saying.
    6. Synergize โ€“ Cooperate by respecting differences and building on strengths.
    7. Sharpen the Saw โ€“ Continuously look to strengthen our body, heart, mind, and soul.
    Brandi Alexander


    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• (Glo) Ochoa
    20/07/2017 #2 Anonymous
    add to that: never miss an opportunity to tell someone how awesome they are to you. they might just need to hear it.
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• (Glo) Ochoa
    20/07/2017 #1 Anonymous
    So true...and never ever let an opportunity go by for you to tell someone how much they mean to you...chances are they need to know it now..they wont care after tehy are gone.
  6. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Branches of Wisdom
    Branches of WisdomMy exchange of comments lately with the thoughtful Tricia Mitchell led to the writing of this buzz. Tricia wrote "Dearestย @Aliย  Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you are too kind. I have greater breadth than depth, where my knowledge is concerned...


    Tricia Mitchell
    03/08/2017 #53 Tricia Mitchell
    @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee in reference to #7 I'd be interested in your thoughts (if you have time)...
    Tricia Mitchell
    31/07/2017 #52 Tricia Mitchell
    #7 Thank you dearest @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I appreciate your mention of our conversation and that it formed the basis of your buzz. There are a couple of strands now running through my mind. In terms of branches of wisdom, and your buzz where you invited people to enhance your model (I believe there was reference to venn diagrams, it may have been represented as a continuum; I cannot find your buzz right now, I thought it was this, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/i-love-you-what-does-it-mean but now I'm not sure).... I'm currently pivoting (yet again), which leads me to question whether we start out as saplings, grow roots, branch out and diversify, only to then, with our breadth of knowledge and wisdom, converge on and simplify all that is? In my personal experience, I'm now being shown the 1 thing that will set people free and it is to be my key message. The vehicle and the message do not reflect my journey, but were all nutrients necessary for my growth. It's so deceptively simple that anybody without the knowledge I acquired, but who was wise enough to feel the truth that has been known through the ages, could impart it to others.

    Is it about knowledge or wisdom? Knowledge can enable us to be wise or act as tyrants, depending on how we use it. An uneducated man can be the wisest soul that most educated men seek counsel from. A knowledgeable man can masquerade as a fool, though in wishing to be compassionate in my communications, that seems unkind. Maybe we can liken it to the Riddle of the Sphinx? "What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, three legs in the evening, and no legs at night?" We start off simple - become complex - then refine & simplify our knowledge as nourishment for others?
    Tricia Mitchell
    31/07/2017 #51 Tricia Mitchell
    #46 thank you @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I will indeed tag you.
    Tricia Mitchell
    31/07/2017 #50 Tricia Mitchell
    #47 thank you dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I apologise for the tardiness in my response. Ovid's Metamorphoses springs to mind. It's been an interesting time & continues to be so. The irony about being consistent in our communication with living bodies is not lost on me.

    As I am being more purposeful in my communications, if I am led by the Divine to address it in a buzz somehow, I will do. I thank you for the suggestion, @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/07/2017 #49 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #48 You do keep your mind open and curious @Yogesh Sukal
    Yogesh Sukal
    22/07/2017 #48 Yogesh Sukal
    Thank you @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for appreciating my comment. Continuing to the point of turning information to knowledge and knowledge into wisdom.what if information we have is not enough. does this lmiting our wisdom.

    One of philosophy group, someone posted "when nothing is sure everything is possible".
    I guess most wisest approach to keep mind curious and open.


    hence the some of few examples in academics trying some laws from one field to another field and it works.
    So in my opinion branching out with curiosity and with open to all possibilities while branching out towards wisdom.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/07/2017 #47 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #45 Fantastic video dearest @Tricia Mitchell, We need to be consistent with our communications with living bodies no matter what they are. This is a very eloquent comment Tricia and is worthy of a buzz from you.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/07/2017 #46 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #42 Your story of the fearful woman is hugely relevant and interesting dear @Tricia Mitchell. Please tag me when you publish
    Tricia Mitchell
    18/07/2017 #45 Tricia Mitchell
    #25 Dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you mentioned if the trees could talk I know of people who purport to communicate with animals. I know what I am able to do in the non-physical realms, so I looked for a tree communicator. I don't know who authentic this man is or isn't, but I have heard of others who claim they are able to understand what trees are communicating. Here's a short clip of Jim Conroy talking about helping trees to be healthy, internally, then supporting them to be in synch - in groups, based on community and categorisation, then "balances the ecosystem" Never heard of him before until I searched online this evening https://youtu.be/UElnvKgOovY (under 4 minute video)
    Tricia Mitchell
    18/07/2017 #44 Tricia Mitchell
    #32 Beautiful @Lisa Vanderburg
    Tricia Mitchell
    18/07/2017 #43 Tricia Mitchell
    #36 love your comment, Jean Serio, so many people prefer to remain in their comfort zone, enduring the discomfort of the familiar, than taking risks. Growing up (depending on which era you belong to), we are told to go for the 'safe bet' not to risk everything that we have worked for. To be grateful for what we have accomplished (even if it has made us miserable in the process). I have met accountants, who joined the family business, because their parents were accountants. They didn't question whether if what they wanted to do was at variance with what was expected of them. Then, sometimes, they wake up one day in their 40s and question whose life they're living, as it's certainly not one of their choosing... Then begins the search to uncover who they truly are and their desires, when they're not looking to seek approval from their parents.
    Tricia Mitchell
    18/07/2017 #42 Tricia Mitchell
    #38 Indeed dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee one of my buzzes in the making is of a woman who is preparing for exams. She is worried that she will not pass the assessment. Reaching out for assistance in a social media group, everyone suggested strategies. As I l tend to go against the grain, I asked her a veiled question: "Supposing you didn't have test anxiety?" What I meant was, "What is the benefit of this fear you've created?" Instantly, she got the awareness: fear of failure and money constriction. The tuition had cost a lot and she couldn't afford to fail. Yet, rather than choosing to change her belief pattern, she chose strategies (which work, but on a clean slate are far more effective). So, yes, fear does have a function - protection, including protecting us from failure, if we exhibit perfectionist traits. It's amazing how false assumptions can restrict our lives and choices.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/07/2017 #41 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #40 And I am waiting for the fruits of your budding blossoming my dear @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    18/07/2017 #40 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    We need to have roots deep in the soil of knowledge to grow in different directions. Beautifully said @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I cannot wait to share the different directions I am on right now! It's a new budding branch I think.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/07/2017 #39 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #37 surely you are a born poet dear @Tausif Mundrawala. Yes we make false assumptions. It is onlt recently that science found the intricate relatioship between trees and fungi. Who knows if there is a hidden relationship between weeds and trees. Love the clarity with which you express yourself.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/07/2017 #38 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #36 grearpoint@Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA and fear does indeed paralyze options. Fear limits our choices and people to know how to have brave hearts
    Tausif Mundrawala
    17/07/2017 #37 Tausif Mundrawala
    Sometimes we think that a weed like branch which had grown without our permission should be axed as soon as possible. But we may not know that the weed like branch would flourish one day and would become the rising star in the entire body of a tree. Getting rid of branches won't help because we may channelize our energy in trimming and manicuring it to look it's best. We don't know the fact that the most uncertain shapes and sizes of branches would make it an artist's delight when we see through through the lens of one. In the difficult time of grief which I am going through right now have allowed me to channelize my energy into more reading and reflecting on certain subjects and topics. Let these branches flourish to it's best level and allow it to bear fruits in future. Am glad that you shared this with us and am thankful for all your support, Sir @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    17/07/2017 #36 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    Thank you Ali Anani for another thought-provoking post. This particular post reminds me that often people don't branch out because they feel comfortable in the position they're currently in. Perhaps this is not the best position for them, nor will it provide them the salary or benefits required to better support their family; nor stimulate passion or a sincere feeling of accomplishment. In short they generally fear 'branching out'.

    An interesting article in Psychology Today, by Mary C. Lamia PhD - 'Why You Should Fear Failure' - Dr. Lamia states it succinctly - "Many of the professionally successful people Iโ€™ve studiedโ€”both procrastinators and non-procrastinators alikeโ€”tend to fear failure. Some of them worry that a fear of failure might jeopardize their careers, especially those who tend to procrastinate as well." Here's a link to the full article - http://bit.ly/2uv5ppI
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/07/2017 #35 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #32 so both you dear @Lisa Vanderburg and @Harvey Lloyd share appreciation to @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. Well deserves Manjit
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/07/2017 #34 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #31 you are welcome dear @Debasish and I welcome you back. It seems i have to follow you again as your name is not highlighting
  7. Debasish Majumder
    my dear bees, i am back! i was craving to see all your lovely buzzes. after a brief hiatus, i wish to breathe with the delicious smell of honey which you all make.
  8. ProducerBrandi Alexander
    6.ย Realize your potential.  The wonderful thing about potential is that it can build upon itself. If you can just get the snowball rolling, the energy of motion will take over.
    6.ย Realize your potential. The wonderful thing about potential is that it can build upon itself. If you can just get the snowball rolling, the energy of motion will take over.http://www.success.com/article/11-ways-to-attract-abundance-in-your-life...


  9. Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    We came across this car, fit for a Bee!
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen


    Don Philpottโ˜˜๏ธ
    12/07/2017 #1 Don Philpottโ˜˜๏ธ
    https://www.pinterest.ie/pin/5629568254177069/ Fit for Russell too!
  10. Laura Mikolaitis
    Summer Greetings
    Summer Greetings Choosing bliss and peace...


    Laura Mikolaitis
    19/07/2017 #10 Laura Mikolaitis
    #9 Thanks, @Todd Jones! I don't know. The river and my back yard run a close second but yes, the 1000 Islands are definitely an ideal place to restore balance. The River is definitely calling and I will be there in August. I cannot wait to visit with family and spend the day at the River - and some time by the Lake at my brother's house.
    Todd Jones
    05/07/2017 #9 Todd Jones
    Nice video, Laura, although I must say that there is no better place to restore balance than the 1000 Islands! The River is calling, and you must come!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    05/07/2017 #8 Laura Mikolaitis
    #7 Thanks @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher and thank you for sharing! It was a relaxing day and I was thankful to have some downtime - and for the opportunity to appreciate my surroundings. Life has been busy and filled with stress lately. Yesterday was a much needed nature's therapy day. It's shaping up to be another beautiful weather day here today too. Hoping to explore the gorge in another nearby town!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/07/2017 #7 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Well done @Laura Mikolaitis. Your 'backyard' looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    05/07/2017 #6 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #4 mi placer! My pleasure!
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    05/07/2017 #5 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    welcome@Laura Mikolaitis hope to watch new buzz or edited video in MybeBeeTV! Passions, news, promoted buzz, or sharing a relevant video from one of your contact.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    04/07/2017 #2 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Thanks for the share in My beBeeTV hive@John White, MBA, i join @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee to say wlecome to Laura!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    04/07/2017 #1 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Laura Mikolaitis great to see you. Enjoy your day!!
  11. Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    To the American Bees: Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
  12. 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....
  13. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Three African Bees Meet
    Three African Bees MeetThree African Bees sat around a table talking today.ย 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 ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    24/06/2017 #52 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #51 well Doctors are usually in a stronger $ situation @Ian Weinberg...rand weakness accepted ๐Ÿ˜
    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). ๐Ÿ“–โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฐ Close
    Gert Scholtz
    23/06/2017 #49 Gert Scholtz
    @Pamela ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    23/06/2017 #48 Lisa ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    23/06/2017 #45 Lisa ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    23/06/2017 #44 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #43 It won't BEE too long @Pamela ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Williams
    23/06/2017 #43 Pamela ๐Ÿ 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!
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    22/06/2017 #42 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #41 A meetup in Georgia Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โค
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/06/2017 #41 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #36 A meet up in Georgia is easy. ๐Ÿ˜€There is already a beBee headquarters in Savannah- @Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/06/2017 #40 Gert Scholtz
    #24 @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 @Franci๐Ÿ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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 @๐Ÿ 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:)
  14. Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    MEANWHILE IN CANADA . . . Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen


    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    14/06/2017 #6 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    #4 LOL Pedro!!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    14/06/2017 #5 Lisa ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Casanova
    14/06/2017 #4 Pedro ๐Ÿ Casanova
    Here in Southern Spain we cannot install fans outside....they melt...
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    14/06/2017 #3 Dominique ๐Ÿ 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?
  15. Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee


    Vega ๐Ÿ Gรณmez Hernรกndez
    08/06/2017 #2 Vega ๐Ÿ Gรณmez Hernรกndez
    Excelente infografรญa que muestra coincidencias y peculiaridades de las redes sociales mรกs utilizadas :)
  16. ProducerJoyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Digital Dinosaur in English y en  Espaรฑol
    Digital Dinosaur in English y en EspaรฑolYupโ€”Iโ€™m sort of a digital dinosaur when it comes to professional media. I found comfort and camaraderie when I read Joel Andersonโ€™s...


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    09/07/2017 #28 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #10 Likewise Harvey great thoughts. If we look for it, we will see tiny pockets of humanity in a state of flow. Not a state of flow but "humanity in a state of flow" and if I did not see this existence then I am only referencing hope. Instead my desire is to see an abundance of humanity, whereas humanity today is a scarcity.

    As new generations evolve that see humanity as a natural emergence rather than an idealism, that is when the idea of renaissance can be applied. Nature in its emergent design is symbolic of a successful system, but it also carries designs which are counter to our idea of humanity, it did not ask us to build a City on the edge of a volcano, it's design includes a force that is destructive to life, but which is an instrument of creating new life. A volcanic eruption that is a part of the natural evolving nature is a part of the success of nature.

    When we take carbon deposits which nature has successfully buried to preserve carbon dioxide levels, we begin to become our own worst enemies. It will also be beyond the mindset of coming generations who will look back at us as people who invested in selfish success and not holistic success. We will look like primitive thinkers or even children who failed to evolve as beings.

    I don't think that climate change will reach a point of no return for humanity because the foolishness we see now will prompt an evolution in thinking with successive generations. Our collective legacy may serve in history to be a warning to future generations - just as the 20th Century served two warnings about the foolishness of global war. It is not a question of IF but WHEN there is societal transformation. Our greatest failure as a human race is history repeating itself - but now we can begin to really learn.
    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 ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    09/06/2017 #25 Joyce ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    09/06/2017 #21 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #20 Now I am dinosaur or dinosaur egg. I do not know how to use those programs, canva, adobe ... ๐Ÿ˜…
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    08/06/2017 #20 Joyce ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    08/06/2017 #19 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    thank you, @Milos Djukic, @Joel Anderson. and @Vincent Andrew for the shares.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    08/06/2017 #18 Joyce ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee I find Canva graphics fairly user friendly - but then I am a digital dinosaur as well:) www.canva.com
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    08/06/2017 #16 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #14 Of Course, ๐Ÿ˜ƒโœŒ
    Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    08/06/2017 #15 Fran ๐Ÿ 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.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    08/06/2017 #14 Franci๐Ÿ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 ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    08/06/2017 #13 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #8 ๐Ÿ˜˜
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    08/06/2017 #12 Irene ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    08/06/2017 #11 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #2 ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    08/06/2017 #10 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #9 Know the feeling--let's just put the biggest mistakes in the title. Ooooppps, I did.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    08/06/2017 #9 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    08/06/2017 #8 @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    ;-)) Wonderful bees
  17. Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    HAPPY CATURDAY Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
  18. Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    Look what I found at the beach yesterdayโ€”a car fit for a Bee!
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
  19. 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 ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    24/05/2017 #8 Deb ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Helfrich, @Don ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Skogen
    22/05/2017 #1 Aaron ๐Ÿ 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 :-)
  20. Laura Mikolaitis
    it's Been Awhile
    it's Been Awhile Take a breath and be in the...
  21. Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    Shel Silverstein, 1930-1999.
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
  22. Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    A friend's cat, Casey, lounging on the front porch.
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
  23. 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 ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/05/2017 #31 Tausif Mundrawala
    #28 I am honored by your words, Sir @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/05/2017 #29 Lisa ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ beBee
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    06/05/2017 #28 CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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, @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    05/05/2017 #20 Franci๐Ÿ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. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. Thanks for sharing it with our fellow bees.
  24. Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    I like to add quotes or sayings to my photos.
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen


    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    25/05/2017 #2 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    #1 Thanks for the share, Nicole! ;o)
    Nicole Chardenet
    24/05/2017 #1 Nicole Chardenet
    Too good not to share :)
  25. 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...


    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    03/05/2017 #47 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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
    @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador I do so agree with you that โ€œthe mystery and personal touch have left the buildingโ€ 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 ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/05/2017 #37 Ali ๐Ÿ 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?
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/05/2017 #36 Franci๐Ÿ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 โœŒ๏ธ 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 โœŒ๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess 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 ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    02/05/2017 #28 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Something different and very welcome from @Gert Scholtz.
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    02/05/2017 #27 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    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!
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