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  1. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks
    Happy Father’s Day: Qualities I Learned to Value From my Dad
    Happy Father’s Day: Qualities I Learned to Value From my DadMy dad — who was actually my adoptive dad — has been gone now for nearly 30 years, but I can still hear him on the phone saying, “Hi, Sis — how are things going?” (Sis stood for sister; I do have a brother.)He was a remarkable man, especially for...
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  2. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Redheads and their Mothers
    Redheads and their MothersRedheads have seriously scarey (sp - it's my version of the word).  I mean really really frightening mothers.....The fathers are all outrageously good looking dark haired men.  Very very very good looking.  It is rumoured that these men spend a lot...
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    Gerald Hecht
    19/06/2017 #4 Gerald Hecht
    #2 Claire
    Gerald Hecht
    19/06/2017 #3 Gerald Hecht
    #2 @Claire L Cardwell I gotta ask you about that whatchamacallit; I forget how to pronounce it; I'll pm ya
    Claire L Cardwell
    19/06/2017 #2 Claire L Cardwell
    @Gerald Hecht - do you now see the problem with Claire? It's not me - it's my Mum - honest.
    Claire L Cardwell
    19/06/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    @Cory Galbraith - this one is for you. The inside scoop on Redheads and their mothers.
  3. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    18/06/2017
    My father and I
    My father and I(Photo Credits : A picture with my father … taken by my daughter after a bit of Sunday dancing.😊)Sharing a few life lessons from my fatherLife is to live in every moment.Keep it simple.Be honest in your dealings.Being enthusiastic.Take pleasure in...
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    Savvy Raj
    18/06/2017 #4 Savvy Raj
    #3 Thank you @Vincent Andrew for your kind words and the share.
    Hope you have a beautiful blessed day and a lovely week ahead🌻
    Vincent Andrew
    18/06/2017 #3 Vincent Andrew
    Beautifully expressed @Savvy Raj. Wishing all fathers a happy and meaningful Father's Day!
    Savvy Raj
    18/06/2017 #2 Savvy Raj
    #1 Thank you @Maria Merino Oslara for your appreciation. 🌻
    Maria Merino Oslara
    18/06/2017 #1 Maria Merino Oslara
    Great !!!
  4. ProducerDavid Navarro López
    My love, you’re perfect as you are: I’m gonna change you
    My love, you’re perfect as you are: I’m gonna change youFew things are more important in one’s life, and many have written about it along humankind history: Love No human can live without any of its forms, whether is fraternal, motherly or lovers love. So-called irrational love, (despite there is...
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    David Navarro López
    18/06/2017 #26 Anonymous
    #21 It is an honour to become such a thoughtful comment from you, dear Lance. Thank you so much for sharing here and at tweeter.
    (never had so many retweets before, LOL)
    You are completely spot on, pointing out that the "roots" are essential.
    Sadly enough, we have entered in a spiral of selfishness. Games are "solo" intended, in comparison to the games we used to play. Friendships are virtual.
    Old people are not respected anymore, just pushed away of our lives as an old broken toy.
    People wrongly understand that in order to keep their safety, not to be harmed, need to put distance to others, not to get involved or committed.
    Part of the happiness is as well take the risk of being harmed, trust the others, knowing that they are imperfect too, same as you, and will make errors. So what? Making errors is human, and accepting them is divine.

    You might like these post too
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/where-do-we-go-from-here
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/those-crazy-little-ones
    David Navarro López
    18/06/2017 #25 Anonymous
    #24 Absolutely, Pascal.
    Pascal Derrien
    18/06/2017 #24 Pascal Derrien
    a bit of latin spirit in that conversation was needed :-)
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    18/06/2017 #23 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    👥ed 🐝🐝🐤🐳🔥🚲
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    18/06/2017 #22 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Thanks you for continuing the conversation! And while there are many examples of marriages that are wonderful, there i not denying the statistics. A successful marriage requires both people to be in it for the right reasons. Human nature and a greedy system require the change I suggested in my article.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    18/06/2017 #21 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    Pt2/2 🦋
    "In a garden" 🌱🌷🌼🌻🌲
    says Chase, "growth has its season. There are Spring and Summer but there are also Fall and Winter 🍃🍁🍂
    and then Spring and Sumner again. 🌾🌹🌺

    As long as the roots are not severed all is well and all will be well."

    🌲💐🌸🌿☘
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    Love and marriage also have their seasons.

    David, your first list qualities above, from our parents generation (I am 68 and my wife younger 😊) tended to give us the "roots" for the bad season in our garden of LIFE.

    My wife Sandie and I have had our "Winters."

    Not "Winters of Discontent" but winters of hibernating in preparation for a new Spring.

    Aided by 🐝🐝🐝🐝, the outcome is 🍯.

    The flavour of the 🍯 changes as our love matures.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    18/06/2017 #20 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    Part 1/2

    David, I read this earlier to day and then again.

    Watched the Jack Nicholson & Hellen Hunt clip.

    Read your Catching Butterflies post and this end passage made my mind jump to an interesting book...

    ..."So better change your strategy, and enhance your “garden”, yourself, your environment, the things you do, how you do them, get rid of the “garbage”, act as if you were used to be surrounded by butterflies,
    and they will come pleasantly and willingly to pose in your nose."

    And the book is one of my favourite Audible books, Being There by Jerzy Kosinski, Narated by Justin Hoffman.

    And the part in the book your Butterfly flew me to was where the President of the United States of America asks the books unlikely hero, Chase the gardener,
    "And you Mr Gardener, what do you think about the bad season on the street?"

    Chance flustered within, reflects to the only love he has ever had, his garden, reflects, then calmly says.

    Pt2...
    Harvey Lloyd
    18/06/2017 #19 Harvey Lloyd
    #18 It is I who is blessed with your humbling thoughts. Thank you
    David Navarro López
    18/06/2017 #18 Anonymous
    #16 What three big concepts I forgot to include in the buzz, thank you @Harvey Lloyd :
    Commitment, building and maintaining. Impossible to have a long lasting relationship without them.
    Well done, Harvey, a usual is a pleasure reading your enlightening comments.
    David Navarro López
    18/06/2017 #17 Anonymous
    #15 your words of "do what is in the best interests of both persons" makes me think about the other day, when my love told me how could it be I was all the time thinking about how to make her feel better. My response was, that this was my purpose, to make her happy. She asked, what are you doing for yourself to be happy? My answer, I don't know, I am somehow blind to it, this is your purpose, not mine.
    To give not expecting a payback, this is love. Out of this, is a trade, if you do expect a payback.

    So I see you have a three strands cord:
    "Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
    A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." (Ecclesiastes 4:12)
    Harvey Lloyd
    18/06/2017 #16 Harvey Lloyd
    Great post and i would suspect that as the word love has evolved within media so marriage has evolved. Marriage is a commitment of a shared journey. The grass is always greener on the other side but even that grass will require maintaining at some point. I went to a conference on marriage and the speaker really brought forward the concept of where marriage has failed.

    We spend more time designing and purchasing a home or a car than we spend on "building" our marriage. This statement really struck me, mainly because i had never considered that building a marriage was necessary as we loved each other. Even further thought was perplexing, how do you build a marriage? I had nothing.

    The next few years i started to understand that building a marriage was going through change and understanding the bridges that needed to be built for the next leg of the journey. Previously i had only seen these bridges as my spouses need to change or she looking at me and expecting me to change. We laugh at it now but it was a challenging time in our life and i am glad that we learned how to build bridges together.

    Great post and thoughts.
    Vincent Andrew
    18/06/2017 #15 Vincent Andrew
    @David Navarro López "we have forgotten that marriage is “us” instead of “I and you”." This is why marriage is so difficult. A couple has to learn to listen to each other and do what is in the best interests of both persons. If a compromise is needed, it has to be done with willingness and not resentfulness. It's about a lifetime of communication. It's about sacrifice and commitment to make it work. In my case, it's about putting God in the centre of our marriage. A very thoughtful buzz. Thanks David.
    David Navarro López
    18/06/2017 #14 Anonymous
    #13 This is why I added the link to the butterflies buzz at the end. Sometimes we are wrong on trying to find love in the first place, instead of building ourselves first, to have something to share with.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/06/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #12 I love your descripition @David Navarro López! Love does change and sadly there will always be some who don't experience it. I hope one day they do if they choose or can find true love. It's well worth the trials and tribulations that most couples face.
    David Navarro López
    18/06/2017 #12 Anonymous
    #11 Exactly dear Lisa, "Marriages that work develop love that is not easy to explain"
    If one has only experienced the lack of it, can only see what love is not, but not what it really is.
    Love changes, due to the fact that each individual changes too, and this make the relationship, change, evolve, and in the best case, to get enhanced.
    I saw many times my parents understanding each other just with a glance. Later, I have been able to experience it myself, and it is much more enriching as it seems at first sight. Both enter in a secret place on which no one except them can see clearly what goes on, a safe place on which everything is simple, clear and secure. This secret place can only be built by the complicity, together with forgetting willingly some of our "selfish rights", in order to taste the overwhelming flavour of the honey of having the soul caressed, abandoned to each other.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/06/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Well said @David Navarro López. Marriage is give and take. It's mutual and doesn't come without it's challenges. There are many legitimate reasons not to stay in a marriage, eg: Abuse, cheating, no love or friendship and the list can go on. But, we all face challenges IE: raising children together, work, finances, differing opinions and more- those things can be remedied and with time, we move on and appreciate where we were vs. where we are today. Marriages that work develop love that is not easy to explain. Love changes with time. It becomes a deep and rooted friendship along with respect and understanding of the other that changes the dynamics. Thanks for this.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/06/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #9 It is telepathy and synchronicity between us dear @David Navarro López. Please write your buzz
    David Navarro López
    18/06/2017 #9 Anonymous
    OH, Oh, how could I have missed it? I will look at it. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Now i understand your words "Isn't this a form of turning the simple into complex? "
    In the other hand, the maintenance issue is a complex issue. It was, it is and it will be.
    It is funny you mention it, because I was thinking on writing a buzz
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/06/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #7 You know better my friend David as you are in the maintenance and repair business. You know well that sometimes you were called over long distances to repair a machine and to your surprise the repair was so simple to avoid attention. Isn't this a form of turning the simple into complex? For more details, you may check my buzz of today. BTW- I wrote a presentation on "Customers Maintenance" two years ago. Maintenance is needed for humans as much as we need it for machinery.
    David Navarro López
    18/06/2017 #7 Anonymous
    #6 Yes. We need fewer repairmen for our cars and more shrinks to repair our minds. (LOL)
  5. ProducerMatt 🐝 Sweetwood
    It's Time To Change the Way Marriage Works
    It's Time To Change the Way Marriage WorksIt all started with a humorous Facebook post I made recently about my fear of marriage. I was taking my usual Saturday walk-about in Manhattan when I turned the corner on 42nd street, near Grand Central Terminal, and I came across a wedding...
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    Gerald Hecht
    18/06/2017 #76 Gerald Hecht
    #75 @Renée 🐝 Cormier thank you --somehow, they turned out to be unbelievable...they are amazing...I just need to stay out of their way now...they are beyond my circle of misfits
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    18/06/2017 #75 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #74 Happy Father's Day, @Gerald Hecht.
    Gerald Hecht
    18/06/2017 #74 Gerald Hecht
    #73 @Renée 🐝 Cormier yep; my kids told me to put this thing down; they're taking me out for lunch
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    18/06/2017 #73 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #67 As long as nobody is trying to "run" me, I'm happy. Love begins within oneself. If you genuinely love who you are, then you will never need anyone to give you some sense of completion. Looking for that in another will only lead to disappointment. Also, if your relationship with yourself is completely healthy, then your partner will always feel safe with you. With that comes, trust, security, etc., assuming both partners are equally emotionally balanced. If one partner is "off" so to speak, then the relationship will be challenged in ways that will undermine its success. That's my take on things, for whatever it is worth. :)
    Gerald Hecht
    18/06/2017 #72 Gerald Hecht
    #70 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee I think that I've suddenly become possessed...all it took was to let my (hippie dreamer) guard down for a moment ...and now...I think I may be headed for the history books as "The First True Divorce Robber Baron in America".

    Oh, may the universe not judge me harshly.

    I fear that My new company, "Divorce Logistics Enterprises" may surpass Facebook by 2020.

    I haven't even finished the business plan (I just started working on it about 10 minutes ago)...and I've already been booked for "60 Minutes" and "Time" wants to start working on a cover story.

    I wish I was suffering from Bi-Polar Affective Disorder or something; that I may be able to provide a potentially forgivable rationale for what (they will say) I've done...
    Gerald Hecht
    18/06/2017 #71 Gerald Hecht
    #69 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I'm increasingly discovering that so much of the advice that I ignored ...has resulted in really hard puzzles that I would never have bought even at a yard sale;

    and yet, your previous comment has quickly (seed-like) "sprouted" into this evolving vision for an "end to end" divorce solution business.

    I even said to myself: why not actually name the thing: "Divorce Logistic Enterprises" (DLE).
    the lawyers would just be one group of employees, along with CPA's, Counselors, Investment Planners, etc. (working under one of 50 "State Specific Compliance Divisions")...which in turn would be part of an "Interstate Coordination Best Practices Department"...
    ...etc.

    The vision is growing faster than I can articulate it...
    ...and even stranger; every bit of seems "metaphysically wrong" to me.

    We humans are a strange lot; I've never thought of myself as an entrepreneur --I am opposed to the purpose of this thing; and simultaneously; I'm seeing the blueprint for the whole thing draw itself, accompanied by a feeling of divine inspiration...like "a calling".

    Ye Gods!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    18/06/2017 #69 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #68 I didn't mean that divorce is A business for the general public. It's certainly a big business for the lawyerin' guys. If I was a lawyer I'd do nothing but.

    I meant it's business and should be treated just like any other business negotiation. (Coolly, calmly, forcing emotion out of the equation.) That was the advice I got and ignored. I wish I hadn't.
    Gerald Hecht
    18/06/2017 #68 Gerald Hecht
    #59 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I don't know if divorce is an autonomous business ...yet. I think it's still a branch of the lawyerin' business (as opposed to the legal business); like personal injury lawyerin' business.
    But , there are many qualified entrepreneurs who will (no doubt) figure out a cost effective, revenue generating "autonomous thingie".

    There will be franchises and everything... "Na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, bye bye, Inc."
    Gerald Hecht
    18/06/2017 #67 Gerald Hecht
    #63 @Renée 🐝 Cormier yes they can...another reason to fight for the "right" to have spaces/intervals where nobody is allowed to watch...where its physically impossible for anyone to watch...that's what the 4th amendment really is; it's the keystone of every real love story.
    Technology isn't what's killing it, and neither is any "national/public security rationale".

    The real cause of the increasingly Orwellian nightmare of our lives is one thing:

    fear and loathing and self hate in the businessmen, politicians, policymakers, and clerics/dictators who've deluded themselves into believing that they "run the world".
    Gerald Hecht
    18/06/2017 #66 Gerald Hecht
    #65 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher hearing things like that, makes it painful to think of the journey being interrupted every two years for "contract renewal conferences"...maybe I'm "naive", or "old fashioned".
    Nah.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/06/2017 #65 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #63 We had a rocky start because we were so young when we met. My husband was 15, I was 16. We married at age 21. Our first child was born when I was 22, almost 23 years old. Life was not easy and there were times I felt like walking away. I'm so glad I rode out the waves (and believe me, I'm not saying that's possible for everyone) but we are closer now than I would have ever imagined 20 years ago. I think in our case, hard times made both of us appreciate simpler times and much more. Is our life perfect, no... far from it but it's beautiful in ways that are hard to describe.
    David Navarro López
    18/06/2017 #64 Anonymous
    In response to your buzz, I had to write this one https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/my-love-you-re-perfect-as-you-are-i-m-gonna-change-you
    Hope you like it
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    17/06/2017 #63 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Of all the couples I know who have been together for 20 years or more, I only know one that seems to be genuinely happy together. Looks can be deceiving, however.
    Todd Jones
    17/06/2017 #62 Todd Jones
    #26 Renee, I believe that you are on to something here. One of the most happily married couples that I know maintain separate homes. It is the second marriage for both individuals.

    I initially thought the arrangement odd, however now believe that there is a genius aspect to it. They spend tons of time with each other, travel extensively, and are always out on the town together, but with their separate retreats are able to escape the contempt that inevitably follows the familiarity of marriage and living together. I have never seen nor even heard of them having a heated argument.

    Different strokes for different folks. This design continues to serve them well after 15 years.

    My wife of 18 years (we've been together for 24) originally stated that this type of agreement would never work for her personally, but I think that she is now warming to the idea :)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    17/06/2017 #61 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #51 is this for real or are you joking ?
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    17/06/2017 #60 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #58 @Gerald HechtGeral 🤣🤣🤣🤣
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/06/2017 #59 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Interesting. I often thought that a marriage should have a five-year term like a commercial lease. Two years just may not be enough time. I do believe that no one should get married until they have lived together for two years. Maybe an initial two-year term with multiple options to renew?

    Before anyone gripes that a marriage is not a business, maybe not, but divorce certainly is.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/06/2017 #58 Gerald Hecht
    #57 got it! On my way...
    Michael O'Neil
    17/06/2017 #57 Anonymous
    #56 They do a deal with the Eketahuna pie shop. It is modeled on one run by Mrs Nellie Lovett.
  6. ProducerPaul Kearley🐝
    This One Simple Question Could Actually Change Your Life
    This One Simple Question Could Actually Change Your LifeI had never before seen so much chocolate in one place. It was like a dream come true. And I was surrounded.But there was something I didn’t understand.I didn’t recognize any of the brands. On closer inspection, I discovered that it was all British...
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    Paul Kearley🐝
    15/06/2017 #20 Paul Kearley🐝
    Preaching to the Choir @KenBoddie. #19
    Ken Boddie
    15/06/2017 #19 Ken Boddie
    Never hurts to spread some sunshine, Paul. Invariably what goes around comes around, don't you think?
    Unfortunately, when most of us ask, "How are you?" or How's your day?", the last thing we really want to know, or even expect, is to be told. There are times we really need to kick back and learn to be good listeners.
    Paul Kearley🐝
    15/06/2017 #18 Paul Kearley🐝
    So glad to be of help Rebecca #16
    Vincent  🐝 Manlapaz
    15/06/2017 #17 Vincent 🐝 Manlapaz
    Thanks for this inspirational post, Paul. Now, the vision of yours will be the vision of mine too. I believe others would feel the same. Will share this.
    Rebecca Matias
    15/06/2017 #16 Rebecca Matias
    Very inspiring. Now, by reading this today. You impacted me the same this stranger did to you. Thanks for sharing this inspirational post Paul. :) It's a rare gem to encounter post like this. Thank you. :)
    John Rylance
    14/06/2017 #15 John Rylance
    On UK radio there is a short one or two minute piece under the title The Listening Project, which is people talking about something that interests/ concerns them. The contributetors are members of the public, their pieces are always thought provoking and interesting/illuminating.
    Shelley Brown
    14/06/2017 #14 Shelley Brown
    Thank you @Paul Kearly. Your buzz was a virtual hug!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    14/06/2017 #13 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    "All I did was ask how someone’s day was, and was genuinely interested, and now I am the one who continues to be impacted, even weeks later. It has changed me."

    Profound, yet so simple, @Paul Kearley! But to actually see someone clearly and ask how they're doing requires us to get out of our own heads and lives first, right? And put down the cell phone. Look around. Oh, and listen to the answer . . .

    You wrote a beautiful article on this, and I thank you!
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    14/06/2017 #12 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    This is really great Paul. Life isn't about us and one never knows what is going on in another person's life.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    14/06/2017 #11 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Beautiful story, Paul. I always look forward to your posts. The best thing about giving love and caring about others is that one way or another, it gets you more love. Feeling love is as beautiful as being loved. When you offer love to others with no expectation of receiving anything, you can actually love yourself more. By nurturing your relationship with yourself, you will naturally have better relationships with others. It's a continuous cycle that feeds our souls and is really very simple to do. You only need to cast off your inhibitions and want to. Love completely changes the quality of our lives. Such is the power of being loving.
    Aleen 🐝 Zakka
    14/06/2017 #10 Aleen 🐝 Zakka
    Great article.
    Brian McKenzie
    14/06/2017 #9 Brian McKenzie
    Cheers to disengaged, unhinged and invisible. I just need to monetize those asets again.
    Jordan Sands
    14/06/2017 #8 Jordan Sands
    Every body has a story to tell. I lucky that my job is to encourage people to share thiers . Great post !
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    14/06/2017 #7 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Beautiful thoughts Paul. A lot can happen over...Chocolate! ;) The world would indeed be a better place if more folks would stop...to smell the roses; or say Hello Howdy; or read a buzz like this and think about it. When you love People and really do care, every look and smile you receive is a dose of happiness. Every busy person becomes an inspiration.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/06/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a wonderful story Paul Kearley! As I continued to read, I got chills. The blog I read JUST before this one had a meme with Zig Zigler's quote you posted. Maybe someone is nudging me ;-) I love moments that make us dig deep within our souls, introspective moments- they are the best.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/06/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Paul Kearley- this is a great buzz. and I enjoyed every word of it. You moved me with the way you narrated your story . You wrote "Life isn’t about you, it’s about the impact you have on the people you meet each and every day". This alone was enough to urge me and share your buzz three times. Humans are complex, and you provide the simple rules to deal with this complexity. Be nice, care, smile, show care nd little gestures that make the complex look simple.
    Salute to you, Paul.
    dharani vinay
    14/06/2017 #4 dharani vinay
    See all the chocaltes same colour and taste will be diffent that why we can't taste and our mouth will be watering
    David B. Grinberg
    14/06/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos to you, Paul, for brightening the day of a stranger. Dale Carnegie would be proud. This also follows one of my new mantras, "In giving we receive."
    Paul Kearley🐝
    13/06/2017 #2 Paul Kearley🐝
    #1 You're very kind @Savvy Raj thank you for sharing
    Savvy Raj
    13/06/2017 #1 Savvy Raj
    A precious post by @ Paul Kearley
    Truly said.
    'Life isn’t about you, it’s about the impact you have on the people you meet each and every day ...' read more
  7. ProducerAlanea Kowalski

    Alanea Kowalski

    02/06/2017
    8 Leadership Lessons I learned from my Mum
    8 Leadership Lessons I learned from my MumMy mother was born in Poland and orphaned by 10; she spent time in a German camp; moved to the UK after the war and married my Polish father, who had served with the allied forces; they immigrated to Canada because of more opportunities...
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    Alanea Kowalski
    02/06/2017 #2 Alanea Kowalski
    Thanks Joyce. A strong personality for sure and demanding...but always from a place of making things better.#1
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    02/06/2017 #1 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Your mother sounds wonderful.
  8. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    02/06/2017
    On the top 10 list of people who inspire me!
    Matthew McConaughey winning Best Actor
    Matthew McConaughey winning Best Actor Jennifer Lawrence presenting Matthew McConaughey with the Oscar® for Best Actor for his performance in "Dallas Buyers Club" at the 86th Oscars® in...
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  9. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    30/05/2017
    Just regular folks loving and living and standing up for our country anytime we need to. Joyce Redlon
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  10. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    29/05/2017
    Dreams to Sell, Fine Dreams to Sell
    Dreams to Sell, Fine Dreams to SellAnd so the cycle of life begins. Young Hudson was born at 8.31am on a Thursday. Although the sudden transition from the warmth of the womb to the bright lights and fuzzy faces of a brave new world can be a rude awakening for some, the die has been...
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    Ken Boddie
    11/06/2017 #45 Ken Boddie
    Many thanks, Javier. 👍 Happy to write this kind of news also. 😀
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/06/2017 #44 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Congratulations @Ken Boddie! Happy to read this kind of news!!
    Ken Boddie
    31/05/2017 #43 Ken Boddie
    #42 Many thanks, Lisa, and go easy on that Kentucky bourbon, won't you!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/05/2017 #42 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Congrats new Granddad! He is beautiful. I love the Scottish lullaby and the message contained within. I have hope for the future generations because so many now having children are thinking globally for their children's sake and also seem to going back to a time that I remember- teaching respect for elders, love for humanity over materialism and so much more. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful time in your lives. I had tears (happy ones) reading this and seeing the photos. We are on the road (well not literally, now), in a hotel for night but we will arrive to see our grandboys in 3 days, it's been almost a year. I can relate to the questions they ask so innocently and I also have time to understand the innocence so much more now that I'm not raising kids. Can't put a price tag on that! Have fun with your new grandson :))
    Ken Boddie
    31/05/2017 #41 Ken Boddie
    #38 if we don't, Ian, then perhaps the race to space is the only human race left? Thanks for the good wishes. 👍
    Ken Boddie
    31/05/2017 #40 Ken Boddie
    #37 hope this gets habitual, Randy. Thanks for the good wishes. 👍
    Ken Boddie
    31/05/2017 #39 Ken Boddie
    #36 Your Canon pun got me fired up, Kev. Got me thinking that it's a good job we aren't all photographers 'cause mucking about in a dark, to see what develops, could lead to a population explosion. 👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻
    Ian Weinberg
    30/05/2017 #38 Ian Weinberg
    Congrats @Ken Boddie and thanks for the inspirational reflections. Yes indeed, will mankind make that vital transition from self- interest to collective sustainability? Watch this space ...
    Randall Burns
    30/05/2017 #37 Randall Burns
    Hey Congrats @Ken Boddie!!!

    nothing like being Grandpa! :-)
    Kevin Pashuk
    30/05/2017 #36 Kevin Pashuk
    I have a feeling that wee one will be 'Canon'ized... (as opposed to Nikoned in my case) by his Grandfather's photos.

    It could be argued that there is no greater calling, or joy, in being a Grandpa. Congrats to the whole Boddie clan with the welcoming of Hudson into their midst.
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #35 Ken Boddie
    #29 Many thanks for the veritable emoji-fest, DLE. Everything comes to she who waits. 👶
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #34 Ken Boddie
    #26 Must get his looks from the female side of the family, Todd. Many thanks. 👍
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #33 Ken Boddie
    #25 Many thanks for the good wishes, Michael. 👍
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #32 Ken Boddie
    #24 Who is this saintly white-clad high roller with the massive cheroot, and what have you done with my buddy @Dean Owen? Wait one ..... I recognise those failed attempts at humour. Where have you been, Dean-san? I thought perhaps your last blog had been considered admissible evidence for permanent incarceration?
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    30/05/2017 #31 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #28 And as touching as the buzz you shared about Young Hudson, which I failed to mention in my earlier response dear Ken...er...Grampa Ken ;) !
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/05/2017 #30 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Ken Boddie congratulations my friend.🎈✨🎊🎉
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/05/2017 #29 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Adorable. Congratulations. I am stunned by the beauty, of your little man. He is a precious being, a blessing in hand. I hope one day I get one, to call my grandchild. But looking at yours today, is making me smile.😉😀😘💐🌺🌻🌼🌹🎂🍻🎈🎉🎊🎇🎈🎈
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #28 Ken Boddie
    #23 Thanks for the good wishes, Praveen. As for my jokes, surely they are all as fresh as a baby's breath and smooth as a baby's bottom? 👶
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #27 Ken Boddie
    #22 That makes two of us on the same wavelength, Deb, concerning the future of our planet. Now all we have to do is convince the other 7.4 billion or so.
    Todd Jones
    30/05/2017 #26 Todd Jones
    Congratulations Ken... Handsome kid, and lucky too!
  11. Mark Baer

    Mark Baer

    27/05/2017
    Are Illusory Agreements The New Trend?
    Mark Baer
    Are Illusory Agreements The New Trend? | HuffPost
    www.huffingtonpost.com I’m increasingly being asked to review premarital and marital agreements, and divorce settlement agreements that are illusory in nature. Illusory...
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  12. Producer@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    El cuchillo de las palabras
    El cuchillo de las palabrasIn English down¿Conoces tus limites?A pesar de ser una persona tranquila educada y agradable, te llega por diferentes fuentes lo que otra persona dice de ti. No le das importancia, a pesar de que cadavez esos chismes van cerrando el circulo.Para...
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    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    30/05/2017 #4 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    #3 Lo importante sin duda es el final, el proceso fue algo que por mucho que intente evitarlo era imposible. Gracias Irene.
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    30/05/2017 #3 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Uuuf, no me lo esperaba, y tan cercano. Genial haber salvado las diferencias.
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    26/05/2017 #2 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    #1 Lots of peace, thank you
    Dean Owen
    26/05/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    Deep, powerful. It is easy to get drawn in. Restraint is so much harder. I am glad you had the courage to write this and hope that to whatever extent it brings you peace....
  13. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    25/05/2017
    Gotta keep up with these kiddos! Joyce Redlon
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  14. ProducerTani Paxton

    Tani Paxton

    19/05/2017
    8.6786° S, 115.4556° E
    8.6786° S, 115.4556° EWe are the people who pack an entire suitcase of food when we go on holidays. Its stems from having four babies in under seven years, so our normal was to take everything with us if leaving the house for longer than eight hours. The rational...
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    debasish majumder
    19/05/2017 #3 debasish majumder
    nice share @Tani Paxton! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Tani Paxton
    19/05/2017 #2 Tani Paxton
    #1 Thanks for sharing !
    Savvy Raj
    19/05/2017 #1 Savvy Raj
    Nice read @Toni Paxton
  15. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    19/05/2017
    Now this should be our focus and where our help should come from. Government can't doesn't think like this! So sad. Why can't they do real, helpful things with all our money?
    This coat changes into a sleeping bag. And changes lives.
    This coat changes into a sleeping bag. And changes lives. www.thegrommet.com/the-empowerment-project To help homeless people stay warm in the winter, Veronika Scott created the EMPWR coat. This water-resistant,...
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  16. ProducerJim 🐝 Cody

    Jim 🐝 Cody

    16/05/2017
    Mom Was 1 Tough, Loving Mother
    Mom Was 1 Tough, Loving MotherThe following story was written on Mothers Day by my brother (Charles Lee) who is 66 years old. Fannie was my mother (she passed away in January at 92 years old) who was tough and didn't take crap from no one. She was barely 5 feet tall but...
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    Jim 🐝 Cody
    16/05/2017 #10 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #5 Yes we are very proud of our heritage and feel blessed.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    16/05/2017 #9 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #4 Parents are the basis for our character both good and bad.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    16/05/2017 #8 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #3 Many thanks. Thank you for reading and your comments
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    16/05/2017 #7 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #2 Thanks David. True Charles Lee, myself and a younger brother and sister are tough apples as well.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    16/05/2017 #6 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #1 Many thanks. Yes she was a great lady and we are blessed.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    16/05/2017 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Jim 🐝 Cody You and brother Charles Lee ought to feel proud being sons of great parents. Remember them any moment, and you'll always gain tidbits of inspiration.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    16/05/2017 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, a child's first tutelage is the lap of a mother, and children who regard their parents, in high esteem, earn celestial blessings, means of livelihood, prosperity and success. .
    Meera 🐝 Nair
    16/05/2017 #3 Meera 🐝 Nair
    @Jim 🐝 Cody Really loved reading this tribute :) May her Soul Rest in Peace ! Parents are the best teachers of one's life and I believe, they are the only ones who show us the right way without any negative intentions or motive! :)
    David B. Grinberg
    16/05/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    What a moving piece, Jim. Thanks for sharing. Your mother sounds like one wonderful woman indeed. I suppose the "apple doesn't fall far from the tree" -- as the saying goes. God Bless her!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    16/05/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Wow! I love this @Jim 🐝 Cody. What a great tribute to your mom written by your brother. You and your brother were truly blessed. Fanny Cody was one great lady.
  17. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    05/05/2017
    Mixed Tape
    Mixed TapeJenny, Natalie, Ashley I was a teenager once. And like you guys, music was an essential part of my growing up. Back then we’d listen to the radio, be sure to watch the weekly episode of Top of the Pops, and guard our precious...
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    Dean Owen
    07/05/2017 #21 Dean Owen
    #16 I loved that movie. Have the CD in my car. What a power voice that big guy had....
    Dean Owen
    07/05/2017 #20 Dean Owen
    #15 My youngest daughter is also 5. Amazing how well they adapt to technology. She knows what all the buttons do on the remote....
    Dean Owen
    07/05/2017 #19 Dean Owen
    #10 Oh yes, The Buggles one hit wonder blew us away. Too many one hit wonders. I'll always remember watching the Thriller video for the first time. Those special effects were incredible then, but rewatching it now and it all looks extremely dated. In Japan we were fortunate enough to watch Captain EO, another Michael Jackson video but in 4D that was shown in Disneyland Tokyo.
    Dean Owen
    07/05/2017 #18 Dean Owen
    #9 Yep, iPod gave us 1,ooo songs in our pocket, but perhaps less is more. Fond memories....
    Brian McKenzie
    06/05/2017 #17 Brian McKenzie
    @Dean Owen Great Post ! Weird wired serendipity - I just did a play list from the same era - hard to whittle it down to the key tracks of the era - I see many that could have made it to my post as well.
    As a guy that was in the middle of the Gulf War - we rocked the Clash - Rock the Casbah after every pre-flight briefing, before bombing the shit out of what ever was on the target list that night. Screw PC then & now.
    Jerry Fletcher
    06/05/2017 #16 Jerry Fletcher
    Dean,
    Wonderful trip through another time and place! It brought to mind a favorite movie called "The Commitments" which, I hear has gained cult status. Although it came out in 1991 it was based on a book published in 1987 about the late 80's.
    Neil Smith
    06/05/2017 #15 Neil Smith
    I was trying, and struggling to explain tapes to my five year old daughter just last week. I would hardly describe Jimmy Somerville of Bronski Beat as I'm assuming however. For a physically small guy he didn't half fill a room.
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    06/05/2017 #14 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    ;-)) Thanks @Dean Owen fantastic
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    06/05/2017 #13 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Great music. I LOVE IT
    Edith PR
    06/05/2017 #12 Edith PR
    Original, fantatsic, great music!!!
    Edith PR
    06/05/2017 #11 Edith PR
    @Dean Owen Fantastic!!!
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    05/05/2017 #10 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Haha, classic Dean. I remember most of these videos from MTV. VKTRS was the first video it ever aired (but you probably already knew that).
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    05/05/2017 #9 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    #3 Yeah...I remember how happy I got when they started making those dual cassete tape recorder Boxes. So I was able to duplicate my beloved recording. One tape was kept better than Fort Knox the other got all the airplay.
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    05/05/2017 #8 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #7 For myself Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits,Bee Gees and Foreigner!
    Dean Owen
    05/05/2017 #7 Dean Owen
    #4 Yeah, I think I can picture what tracks you'd have on yours. Marrilion, AC/DC and Led Zep?
    Dean Owen
    05/05/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    #3 Fond memories of splicing the tape and using a BIC pen to wind it back and forth. Was always jealous at how perfect the Asians girls wrote the album names on their mixed tapes. Compared to natives, their English handwriting is unbelievable.
    Dean Owen
    05/05/2017 #5 Dean Owen
    #1 Is it an age thing or is the music of this decade just really bad? One day your daughter will look back on her time in the car listening to your music with fond memories. I certainly do when I think about the Dean Martin 8 track my father played over and over in the Caddy.
    Pascal Derrien
    05/05/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    Some good ones there I was listening to those guys on the radio, my mixed tapes were somewhat different music wise :-). LP's transfer to K7 was an art in itself. Bronski Beat was a defining moment really @Dean Owen
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    05/05/2017 #3 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Worst thing was when the tape hot stuck on the heads and you had to yank it out destroying all the hard recorded music.Otherwise someone walked in the room and made a noise while you were recording from the radio...completely blew it as the old casette recorders did not have plug in cords! Some great days with boxes and boxes of homemade BASF tapes including all the song names carefully written down.Thanks for bringing back these times !
    Gert Scholtz
    05/05/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Dean Owen Those were the music days! Your collection brings many fond memories. Encore!
  18. ProducerCraig Middleton

    Craig Middleton

    02/05/2017
    Steps in Knowing Which Health Care Plan is Best For You
    Steps in Knowing Which Health Care Plan is Best For YouOne of the top priorities in life should be your health. The best way to secure your health interests is through an insurance policy. The dynamics of choosing a healthcare plan can be complex especially for someone who is doing it for the first...
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  19. ProducerDonna Wood

    Donna Wood

    30/04/2017
    To Have and To Hold - The Importance of Dad
    To Have and To Hold - The Importance of DadEvery little girl, at some point, dreams of the man she will one day marry. To be honest, she's dreaming about the wedding itself, but to get there she will need to find a man willing to participate in the biggest event of her life.The majority of...
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    Deborah Levine
    30/04/2017 #2 Deborah Levine
    So true! I dedicated one of my books to my father.
    Gert Scholtz
    30/04/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Donna Wood Oh what a true and excellent post this is Donna. All dads should read this one and take it to heart.
  20. ProducerAngela Pattridge
    Avoiding Tears When Teaching a Teenager to Drive
    Avoiding Tears When Teaching a Teenager to DriveWhen you recollect your own memories of learning how to drive, you might remember a great deal of crying. If your friends' kids have started to drive before yours, you may have heard some recent stories about plenty of tears. Instead of allowing...
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    Brian McKenzie
    30/04/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Sadly, the days of learning to drive at the age of 10 on a 63 Ford FarmAll are long gone.
  21. ProducerVincent Andrew

    Vincent Andrew

    29/04/2017
    Caring for my late Pa
    Caring for my late PaTwo things dawned on me as I started to read Don 🐝 Kerr's book entitled 'Riding Shotgun'. How little attention is paid to the care givers of people who suffer from terminal illnesses such as cancerHow lost I felt given his condition and no doubt how...
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    Deborah Levine
    01/05/2017 #7 Deborah Levine
    Sigh. All too familiar, but greatly appreciate knowing there's company on the caretaker's journey. Thank you @Vincent Andrew
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    30/04/2017 #6 Don 🐝 Kerr
    A heartfelt piece from another beBee friend from afar @Vincent Andrew and I am incredibly grateful for the mentions.
    Vincent Andrew
    30/04/2017 #5 Vincent Andrew
    Many thanks @Milos Djukic @Don 🐝 Kerr @Javier 🐝 beBee @Cyndi wilkins for sharing this.
    Vincent Andrew
    30/04/2017 #4 Vincent Andrew
    #3 "the love never dies...He is with you always" I can fully relate to this. Thank you for reading and for sharing your own experience @Cyndi wilkins.
    Cyndi wilkins
    29/04/2017 #3 Cyndi wilkins
    I have just lost my father over the holidays @Vincent Andrew...so I 'feel' the emotion of this post with every fiber of my being. Bearing witness to our loved ones in excruciating pain sears a path straight through the heart...embedded forever in our memory. The CFS I have experienced in the last few months made its own way to my physical being after my dad had passed...It was too overwhelming in the end...and our hearts truly bleed with love. In the end, the body will succumb to such enormous stresses, but the love never dies...He is with you always.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    29/04/2017 #2 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Vincent Andrew Thank you for sharing your story.
    Vincent Andrew
    29/04/2017 #1 Vincent Andrew
    @Don 🐝 Kerr Thanks for sharing your experience in your book Riding Shotgun.
  22. ProducerTani Paxton

    Tani Paxton

    27/04/2017
    10 years
    10 yearsTen years and one day ago I woke up needing to pee, beating the 4am alarm I’d set the evening before. The combination of butterfly’s in my tummy, tiny feet kicking and the sway of the ship on the ocean made me feel unsteady on my feet. Since the...
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    Pascal Derrien
    27/04/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    Kool :-) :-)
    Tani Paxton
    27/04/2017 #4 Tani Paxton
    #2 now I now you're an empath (like my dad) Paul xxx
    Tani Paxton
    27/04/2017 #3 Tani Paxton
    Thankyou, I'm very lucky dean #1
    Paul Walters
    27/04/2017 #2 Paul Walters
    @Tani Paxton Wow!!! Went straight for the tear ducts on that one . A fabulous glowing tribute !!!!
    Dean Owen
    27/04/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    Happy Anniversary Tani! 🤗
  23. ProducerMatt 🐝 Sweetwood
    10 Rules to Determine Whether Any Relationship Will Steal Your Happiness
    10 Rules to Determine Whether Any Relationship Will Steal Your HappinessAn edited version published originally on the Thought Catalog 4/21/17I firmly believe that happiness in life is most affected by the quality of our relationships. We all have a variety of relationships like the ones with casual acquaintances,...
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    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #40 Louise Smith
    It's hard to disconnect from difficult people sometimes impossible so it's best to learn how to deal with them. I wish there was a subject at high school or uni -
    Difficult People 101. But most of us learn the hard way over time (unless your parents work as a Social Worker, Psychologist or very good at personal relationships) Almost every client who comes to see me wants or needs to work on this - Being Assertive not Angry, Aggressive, Sarcastic or Negative.

    But these days I don't keep these difficult people close. The older I get the easier it becomes to do this. How about you?
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #39 Louise Smith
    BTW @Javier 🐝 beBee "You Should End Any Relationship with a Person Who Causes you pain more than 3 times in a month"
    If you are a teacher, after 3 hours you would have no students in your class !
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #38 Louise Smith
    As a person who by accident of birth order (not just birth), I am the oldest of 4 siblings and since I was 4yo I have been moulded , not deliberately but by circumstance, to be a giver and a carer. Then I was a high school teacher and now am a psychologist. What hope did I have of a different career path when most of my peers left school to work at 15yo and very few women went to Uni.

    Also genetically, I didn't have a chance as my Mother and Father and Maternal Grandmother are/were very gentle, obliging and considerate people.

    So what to do about it?
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #37 Louise Smith
    #31 Because they consciously or unconsciously know the giver is the better person. They feel self shame and guilt unless they are complete narcissists, sociopaths, psychopaths or politicians ( also could be your boss). They think that most people are ultimately takers and even though the giver would prob never do this, the takers expect to get the same treatment from the givers down the track.

    As a derivative of fight or flight, attack is the best form of defence, that is what they do to the giver immediately in small doses or they wait and pick the big moment that is important to the giver and whamo they strike!
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #36 Louise Smith
    #25 or an ECG
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #35 Louise Smith
    #22 I like yours better.
    Louise Smith
    25/05/2017 #34 Louise Smith
    #16 Ask Dr Wh0
    Michele Williams
    27/04/2017 #33 Michele Williams
    Great advice,Matt. Important points for entrepreneurs to consider in their relationships with cofounders, mentors and angel investors. Do they cause you pain and undermine your confidence?
    Maria Merino Oslara
    25/04/2017 #32 Maria Merino Oslara
    👏👏👏
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/04/2017 #31 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood- obviously life taught you lessons the hard way. Your list of when to drop a relationship is comprehensive even though your line "They were robbing me of my time, energy, money, happiness and they were bringing me down" gives adequate guidance.
    "...Causes you pain more than 3 times in a month". I smiled reading this because you reminded me that we need a minimum of three points to set a trend (to set a trend. Moreover, you reminded me of the simple rules of 3.
    "But it also can happen with the coworker who you have helped repeatedly and when you need them, there is a deafening and hurtful silence". You
    It means they don’t have the same values as you, they don’t care what you believe in and can ruin your reputation – or worse. I better forget about these experiences myself. Unfortunately, many people tend to "bite the hand" that helped them.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    25/04/2017 #30 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    After such an insightful post i would agree more with your #23.

    Nobody can steal your happiness. You can give it away just for the sheer pleasure of giving or surrender it to sadness.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    25/04/2017 #29 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Oh yes, this is good, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. Life is too short to be in a bad relationship. Unfortunately, we don't always realize we're in a bad relationship until it starts to take its toll on us. Even worse, some victims are in denial and can't face the fact they are in a bad relationship. I agree with @Renée 🐝 Cormier, the most important relationship we have is with ourselves.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    25/04/2017 #28 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood i live this post, wewant mooooooore!
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    25/04/2017 #27 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #25 haaaaa paul.....its not an app...i thinks its is called a...device? what is a device? As its name itself explain it, it retrieve the vice, de-vice....lol....same purpose apps devices, just get rid of hyena people!!!
    David B. Grinberg
    25/04/2017 #26 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Matt, for this sage advice. I echo your sentiments and important insights about ridding people from one's life who are toxic and negative, because these types of people only succeed in bringing down others to artificially lift themselves up. Rather, surround yourself by positive role models who support and encourage your biggest dreams and life goals -- however far off or impractical they may appear. We need to recall that impractical does not mean impossible.
    Again, kudos Matt on sharing more exemplary and beneficial advice.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/04/2017 #25 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #16 I think it exists, Steph... it's called a taser
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/04/2017 #24 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #23 Yes, I was wondering if I should make that my next post. It might be interesting to see the different perspectives we have on that!
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    24/04/2017 #23 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    #21 "I truly believe the most important relationship of all, is the one you have with yourself." Agree and that's whole other article...
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    24/04/2017 #22 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    #18 "10 Commandments" I wish I had thought of that.. it would have made the title sizzle!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/04/2017 #21 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I truly believe the most important relationship of all, is the one you have with yourself. If you have a strong sense of who you are and love the finished product, no one can really take that away from you. Also, if you truly love and respect yourself, you will find it easy to eliminate disempowering or one way relationships from your life. It is much easier to turn away from negative relationships than to try to make them fit. It is a mistake to believe you can control or change others, and honestly, you shouldn't even want to. It is also a mistake to try to become what someone else wants you to be. All you can really control is the way you view the world around you and what you give permission for in your life. Over recent years, I have systematically rid myself of people who add no value to my life. I find the older I get, the less willing I am to put up with bull shit. When I was young, I had all the energy in the world for it, but it brought me a tremendous amount of pain. I know better now. :)
  24. ProducerDavid Navarro López
    Where do we go from here?
    Where do we go from here?To all those who have grown their children, when they finally start their own lives, it uses to come to this question. Growing a child or more it’s a lifetime hard work which can lead us to a huge emptiness once is done, if we forget some undeniable...
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    David Navarro López
    18/06/2017 #22 Anonymous
    #21 happy to see you here
    sam kinteh
    18/06/2017 #21 sam kinteh
    hello how are you doing today
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/04/2017 #20 Harvey Lloyd
    #19 Yes it is painful to watch. Wisdom tells us when we should speak but sometimes fear instigates conversations. Thanks for your kind words. I don't believe we ever cease to be parents. We phase into a advisory mode.
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #18 Isn't it sad when you see them they are going to be in trouble due to their own fault, and you must hold back? To let them learn from their own mistakes?
    I find this the worst part, as before they get hurt, I already can feel in advance the pain they are inevitably going to feel...but one has tightened hands and has to even silence the "told you so's" and much more.
    I can tell you are a loving father.
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/04/2017 #18 Harvey Lloyd
    Empty nest is certainly one of the major epoch journeys of our existence. The transition from "parent" to friend is difficult, but a worthy journey. You thought the teenage years were the most difficult. The hardest thing i have ever done as a parent was not during the years of parenting, but holding back all the "I told you so's". Allowing the grown children to find life on their own experiences.

    Every once in a while we get to laugh about an "i told you so" because they bring it up.

    Great thoughts
    Brian McKenzie
    23/04/2017 #17 Brian McKenzie
    Self Actualized Freedom; we have long known - nobody cares - unless it is at 6 second intervals. #MGTOW Never Wed, Never Bred - No Intentions to Ever Do So.
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #16 Anonymous
    #11 "Sometimes we get so caught up in raising our children that we lose our individuality." I agree we are not allowed to do that, as we could deliver the wrong message to our children. I haven't the pleasure to have grandchildren yet, but I hope I will
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #15 Anonymous
    #10 As long as your wife gets on with it, I can tell you, these can be you real "golden years", with the wisdom of experience and still the power to do things....
    Did you have a look at another post related to it? https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/get-started-adding-life-to-years
    I am sure you will enjoy it too
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #14 Anonymous
    #8 Precisely this is why I wrote the buzz, because I see parents so blindly engaged on being good parents, that they forget about themselves.
    I do love Alan Parsons too
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/04/2017 #13 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #12 Yes, our grandchildren are our pleasure and memories. They are not our direct responsibility (or, we pretend it is not). yes, I agree with you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/04/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #5 Grandchildren add another layer to our lives and if we remember we are the grandparents (here to enjoy, not raise kids anymore) the time is so precious and the kids seem to have more innocence than I was able to appreciate while raising my kids if that makes sense?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/04/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent topic @David Navarro López! I did wait until my children grew up and put my life on hold to a certain degree. It wasn't intentional but it sure can cause some setbacks. We have come to realize that we come first, their lives come first for them and so on. Sometimes we get so caught up in raising our children that we lose our individuality. I haven't heard that song by Alan Parsons in ages, great song! Thanks for the tag @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Vincent Andrew
    23/04/2017 #10 Vincent Andrew
    #6 "I am retired, and developing my hobby...only that I get very well paid for it (LOL)" Brilliant! I have been headhunted for a position in another part of the world. Still considering.it ...
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/04/2017 #9 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #7 I always enjoy your thoughts and "adding life to years". Yes, the exchange of comments with you always adds "life to my years".
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    23/04/2017 #8 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    That's a very interesting question @David Navarro López, and I would even add where do we go when our children are growing up...
    The answer to this question will give a path to follow in our future. I see friends around, specially mommies, that put her lives apart while raising children, focusing all her energy in the babies and kids.
    The future will bring a mirror to face ourselves and we will pick up what we have harvested.
    Thanks for the music, love Alan Parsons!!
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #7 Anonymous
    #5 Yes dear Ali, this is one of the reasons why I did write this post and another you have already seen, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/get-started-adding-life-to-years
    David Navarro López
    23/04/2017 #6 Anonymous
    #4 Vincent, this is precisely what I did. When my daughter married, then I looked for a job abroad, and moved here to Germany, working in my passion, packaging machinery. And it is one of the best things I ever did. My colleagues use to ask why am I so happy while working, and I use to answer...I am not working anymore, I am retired, and developing my hobby...only that I get very well paid for it (LOL)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/04/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "It is us who need to figure out how we are going to spend our lives after being parents.
    Because this is the most important last lesson we can give our children".
    Our children shall then experience the same once they have grown up and have children. In our societies family ties are still strong (even though weaker than before). However; what a great question to ask @David Navarro López. We plan for retirement, but we don't plan for the "retirement of children responsibility.
    I invite dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher to comment because she is enjoying her grandchildren.
    Vincent Andrew
    23/04/2017 #4 Vincent Andrew
    "Where do we go from here now that all of the children have grown up" An inevitable question that my wife and I will face starting with our oldest daughter who'll be graduating from university this year. In all honesty I would like to go abroad again to work and to open a new chapter. I want to see the world. I want to go on a pilgrimage. I want to play musical instruments again and take up the piano or violin. My wife has her plans and as individuals we have our own interests to pursue. Thanks @David Navarro López for writing this reflective piece.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    23/04/2017 #3 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Beautiful message @David Navarro López

    It is us who need to figure out how we are going to spend our lives. Love it.
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    23/04/2017 #3 Randall Burns
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    22/04/2017 #2 Tani Paxton
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