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  1. ProducerTom Mitchell

    Tom Mitchell

    Two Years Traveling Down A Dark Road
    Two Years Traveling Down A Dark RoadLearning to Live Differently, Balancing Personal and Professional Selves After TragedySince I lost my son, Drew at 22 years old, to an undiagnosed medical condition, I've learned a lot about myself as I've navigated a treacherous and dark road. It...


    David B. Grinberg
    17/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you for being so courageous in sharing this deeply personal and tragic story, Tom. I'm very sorry for your loss and wish you and your family all the best.
  2. Michaella Lyanne Teresa Candelaria Guerrero Misko
    Please help support a great cause by helping "DEFEND THE DEFENSELESS"...

    Join the ArcLight Foundation
    amidst the DARKNESS
    of Human Trafficking
    and Domestic Violence...

    Visit here to learn more or donate what you can- whether it be financial, your time or expertise...WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE:
    Michaella Lyanne Teresa Candelaria Guerrero Misko
  3. Jim Cody 🐝
    Jim Cody 🐝


    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    16/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Yep! I concur.
  4. David B. Grinberg
    Wise words to ponder for these troubling times, especially as the USA observes the MLK Day holiday amid a toxic political climate. Peace and love to all... David B. Grinberg


    debasish majumder
    16/01/2017 #2 debasish majumder
    Great post @David B. Grinberg! thanks for the share.
    David B. Grinberg
    16/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Also, if you haven't already done so, please check out my blog post about lessons from MLK for Millennials & Gen Z (exclusively on beBee). Many thanks to all who have read and shared it. Your valuable feedback is greatly appreciated, as always! Thank you bees! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/mlk-day-key-lessons-for-millennials-gen-z
  5. Jim Cody 🐝
    Be Thankful! Jim Cody 🐝
  6. ProducerDaniel Donachie

    Daniel Donachie

    Drink From the River of Silence.
    Drink From the River of Silence.Moya Howard was an inspirational woman. She was a female entrepreneur long before this was within the realms of possibilities. She single handedly raised Β£60k for charity after her retirement. Β She looked straight into the face of suffering many...
  7. Michaella Lyanne Teresa Candelaria Guerrero Misko
    "Behind the Lens w/Justin Suyama"

    TUE, 1/17, 8pm PST

    Show link:

    When first viewing Suyama Images, one might say that the first thing they notice about the photographs are that they are striking, captivating, mesmerising, etc. One would definitely feel the essence captured on film, the expresssion of a moment held forever in time.

    But who is the man behind the lens? That was my question and it continued to picque my curiousity as I devoured the pictures I saw on the screen.

    Luckily enough, I was able to get ahold of that man, for a moment, and share his story with all of you tonight. From speaking to Justin Suyama and checking out his work- one gets a sense of his playfulness, you can hear his comedic side, you can feel the spark that emanates from within.

    Justin Suyama, Professional Photographer, shares his journey into the world of photography, what inspires him when creating his gifts to the world, and how he helps others by giving back through his work; including his devotion to aide those who have been victims of human trafficking.

    To learn more about Justin or schedule a session with him, visit:


    Check out a great article he wrote on "How to Increase Your Safety" for Models:

    Michaella Lyanne Teresa Candelaria Guerrero Misko
  8. Michaella Lyanne Teresa Candelaria Guerrero Misko
    "Forward Journey"

    Join Mark Dunn & me
    TUE, 1/17, 330pm PST

    Link to upcoming show:


    It's been said that "without vision the people perish".

    Vision provides a direction for you to move forward toward your dreams/goals. But vision alone cannot help you accomplish your purpose. It requires discipline in order for a person to be accountable and responsible for their attitude, approach, and actions to be successful in life.

    Today we will be talking about the importance of having a vision along with discipline so each person can decide how to approach their dreams/goals appropriately.
    Michaella Lyanne Teresa Candelaria Guerrero Misko


    Mohammed A. Jawad
    15/01/2017 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha....Vision gives you concrete dreams, and discipline will show you the right pathways.
  9. ProducerAndrew 🐝 Goldman
    The Spark of Enlightenment by Mahatma Gandhi
    The Spark of Enlightenment by Mahatma GandhiHello, friends. Andrew Goldman here. Hope you've had an awesome New year and already started achieving your dreams in 2017. I took a break from social networks to travel to the North of Russia. Pretty cold and beautiful in there. I also had the...


    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    15/01/2017 #12 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Great to see you, @David B. Grinberg Thank you! Gandhi made so many great comments, that we can keep quoting him all the time) Going to see your post now. We are all connected. #11
    David B. Grinberg
    15/01/2017 #11 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on this excellent and thoughtful buzz, Andrew. I'm not sure how I missed it at first, so regrets for that as I strive to be meticulous in following the latest buzz and honey. I did just RT it per @Javier 🐝 beBee View more
    Kudos on this excellent and thoughtful buzz, Andrew. I'm not sure how I missed it at first, so regrets for that as I strive to be meticulous in following the latest buzz and honey. I did just RT it per @Javier 🐝 beBee. By the way, FYI, I likewise cited the great Gandhi in a post I just wrote about MLK Day and how the historic civil rights icon studied and emulated Gandhi's peaceful means of protest. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/mlk-day-lessons-for-millennials-gen-z Close
    Renata Jakielaszek
    14/01/2017 #10 Renata Jakielaszek
    Go bees ! Thank you .
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    13/01/2017 #9 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    #5 Thank you, @🐝 Fatima Williams! have an awesome day!
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    13/01/2017 #8 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    #3 Thank you, @Ella That's an awesome goal! Enjoy and achieve!
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    13/01/2017 #7 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    #2 Thank you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Everyday is a blessing! Great to live through the journey we have.
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    13/01/2017 #6 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    True, thanks for a great comment, @Devesh Bhatt#1
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    13/01/2017 #5 🐝 Fatima Williams
    A beautiful message @Andrew 🐝 Goldman "Let's add some kindness to our lives. The more kind and compassionate will be to other, the better will feel ourselves." Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Ella de Jong
    13/01/2017 #4 Ella de Jong
    Andrew Goldman
    Ella de Jong
    13/01/2017 #3 Ella de Jong
    Thanks Adrew. Makes me think ... I've developed a method of helping people in a kind and respectful way. In a way EVERYONE can help ANYONE in a kind, respectful AND joyful way. Would love to inspire 500.000 persons to service others in this way!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    A beautiful message @Andrew 🐝 Goldman. Hope you enjoyed your trip and thanks for sharing such an important message.
    Devesh Bhatt
    13/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    Man's nature is not essentially evil.Brute nature has been known to yield
    To the influence of love.You must never despair human nature - Mahatma Gandhi
  10. Jim Cody 🐝
    Jim Cody 🐝
  11. ProducerLisa Vanderburg

    Lisa Vanderburg

    You CAN see through others eyes
    You CAN see through others eyesTime is not my own. That said, I'm sure if I was to manage it properly, I would have some time! It is laziness or a lost art - bit of both? Actually, it the manifestation of chaos..... :)Generally I write about medical stuff - badly; in cranky...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/01/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #29 That's great to hear about your husband and yes, I feel for you having lost a sister. I pray too, she stays cancer free... :)) Thanks Lisa!!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/01/2017 #29 Lisa Vanderburg
    #28 aw...thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, it was very tough, but it was also a time of the most intimate of love shared. You are so right - sisters ARE special! I pray yours with remain free of her cancer!
    Hubby's just 'graduated' (he's the optimist, thank God!) to a walking stick, but a wheelchair for temporary work will follow soon. Parkinson's tend to act like growth-spurts in kids...just the other way :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/01/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #27 I'm really sorry you lost your sister @Lisa Vanderburg. I can't imagine how tough that had to be. My sister had stage 3B breast cancer 10 years ago and I still pray her check up's are OK. Loss is never easy when we love someone, sisters are special... they understand us in ways no one else could. How cool that you are trying to find your creativity in writing. It sounds like your husband is maintaining right now?! Sending hugs your way!!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/01/2017 #27 Lisa Vanderburg
    #25 Oh I so feel for you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! My sister died 2 years and 4 days ago from cancer - I looked after her until the end - at home, the way it should be! We were BFF and soul-mates; heart-wrenching, but it was both beautiful and rewarding - no regrets - (just wish she was here!).
    I'm really here to try and stretch my creativity in writing - see if I have a 'style' at all! I expect me and hubby have as much as 10 years - maybe more, so I'm not gonna mess that up :) Thank you for your kind words!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/01/2017 #26 Lisa Vanderburg
    #24 Your advise is sage @Deb🐝 Lange and I do try...the body's willing but the mind is weak :) I actually stopped walkabout because we changed continent and my husband feared for my safety. I so look forward to reading the excerpt from your draft. Many thanks!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/01/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Lisa Vanderburg, what a moving and vulnerable buzz. I can only imagine how much stress you must be under. As you stated, your not on here looking for a job. I think people forget that not everyone is on Social Media looking for a job, some are looking for socialization and conversation because they are homebound for various reasons. Some people are stay at home moms, others are retired and the many caregivers out there like yourself who benefit from sharing your stories because it may be cathartic as well? I admire people who aren't afraid to bare their souls. I admire people who take care of their loved ones, thank goodness for people like you. We kept our mom at home during her cancer, and what a bag of mixed emotions (no regrets) just very hard on the family watching the decline of someone you love and all the care, up's/down's that go with it. Thank you for sharing!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    15/01/2017 #24 Deb🐝 Lange
    #11 If you truly long for a connection with your Mother you will find a way. I write what I did in my draft book, yet to be published about caring for my Mum. I will find it and post it. And even though you say you had to give up your walks to care for your husband, you still need to take care of yourself so you can be well enough to care for him. I was told that by someone when I had my first child many years ago. Take care of yourself too, as if you are not well enough to care for a child, or a loved one, who will. So it is just important to find ways to care for yourself. By the way, my Mum refused to go into "institutional care" - As much as it was very challenging I am so so glad I gave her the gift of dying at home. I hope one day you will look back and be glad you did this for your husband.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #23 Lisa Vanderburg
    #21 So very true @Preston Vander Ven! In presentations we have done, I always start by describing my hubby as 'alpha male, incorrigible optimist and a guy who's completely in control of the world he lives in'. They I hit them with, 'how to you topple such a secure and self-assured man?....Give him Parkinson's!'
    It is a brutal disease in its stretched-out degeneration; I'd happily murder it given half the chance :)
    But, your right; even in crushing blows, we can reevaluate for the better!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #22 Lisa Vanderburg
    #20 My thanks to you, @Kevin Baker. Peace....such an elusive state!
    Preston Vander Ven
    14/01/2017 #21 Preston Vander Ven
    Thanks You for that testimony. I also have someone close to me with Parkinson's. One benefit of this condition, it helped this person understand the importance of time and they now take every day of their life as an investment. Before, time was seen as something they could do whatever they wanted with, so it was usually wasted. They had their eyes open to understand it is our most important assets.
    Kevin Baker
    14/01/2017 #20 Kevin Baker
    Awesome share of vulnerability, the essence of courage. Sharing with out expectations brings many bunches of empathy. To just exist in nature with out the ongoing human theatrics we all crave the peace of grounding. Thank you Lisa for sharing
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    14/01/2017 #19 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #10 Agreed and thank you @Lisa Vanderburg.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #18 Lisa Vanderburg
    #17 oh @Sara Jacobovici - another one of my favorite writers! Thank you for reading this!
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/01/2017 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    @Lisa Vanderburg writes: "Keep it up, lovely hearts – I’m thrilled by your being! You refill this weary being! You are bringing me such a gift: hope."
    Gerald Hecht
    14/01/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich some say it is so.
    Gerald Hecht
    14/01/2017 #15 Gerald Hecht
    #14 @Lisa Vanderburg ;-) oh some say the author was a mysterious immortal named Lao Tzu; I could expound; but he may or may not , if he, as I, do exist ...but I may or may not have learned to speak about things we know, lest we unknow them (maybe) YMMV...or not ☯️
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #14 Lisa Vanderburg
    #8 haha @Gerald Hecht.....any clue how long I looked at that 'A' before its meaning dawned??
    Isn't Tao Te Ching the guy who invented fortune cookies :) Thanks, dude - you're a love!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #13 Lisa Vanderburg
    #7 I am and will always be grateful for what you say and do @Ali Anani! I am blessed to consider you friend. Don't know how y'all do it - find the time to write such creative and profound pieces that in themselves, stretch my imagination and stir my soul. I am so stirred, I think I'll go walkabout!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #12 Lisa Vanderburg
    #6 That's okay Julio...my 1st language is too rude to publish :)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #11 Lisa Vanderburg
    #4 Thank you so much for the tips on posting!!
    You hit the nail on the head @Deb🐝 Lange...this 'confession' of mine is the stirring of doing something about it!
    I have read about your Mom with such sweet longing; like @Max🐝 J. Carter, you both have experienced such an intimate, steadfast love between parent and child and it makes my heart soar! Even though I have not had that 'connection', I can imagine and certainly feel for your loss. Empathy is a muscle that can never be exercised enough! May your heart be always wrapped in your Mother's love and your soul refreshed with her courage.
  12. Jared 🐝 Wiese
    DON'T STOP GRINDING β–Ί 2017 MOTIVATION Motivational Video 2017 Thanks for watching & i hope you guys get motivated! β˜›SUBSCRIBE for more! β–Ί http://bit.ly/1hD9KNd β˜›Check out my soccer freestyle...
  13. ProducerPreston Vander Ven
    Tony Robbins Quotes
    Tony Robbins QuotesArticle from Blog FreedomSometimes a great Proverb, Psalm, or quote someone said can give you all the motivation and every you need to keep you in Action mode for an entire day.Β  I, myself, like to keep particular quotes at eye view around my house,...


    Preston Vander Ven
    13/01/2017 #6 Preston Vander Ven
    #5 I believe so. I remember reading in a blog a long time ago. It become very useful, that I had to adopt this way of thinking into my daily thinking. I agree with you. Unless we have our why, or vision, we will never have our Important category, just the Urgent.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    13/01/2017 #5 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #4 Ahh, Urgent vs Important. Now you are in Stephen Covey territory, right @Harvey Lloyd?! His 4 quadrants shaped my professional time management. Sometimes we need to even forgo the urgent, if there is something more important ;)

    As you get into Robbins, you may find he came up with a time mgmt system, OPA or RPM. Outcome, Purpose, Action... and Rapid Planning Method which also stands for Result, Purpose, massive Action! The key is the WHY in both - hence, the important ;)
    Preston Vander Ven
    13/01/2017 #4 Preston Vander Ven
    #3 I have only read two of his books so far, yet I have listen to him speak on YouTube numerous times. I love the quote you shared.
    Time management is a skill that I feel that can never be mastered, just built upon and strengthened. Technology changes so fast in how we can use are time, and we just have to decide how to utilize this asset of time in our life. Is a task at hand Important or Urgent. If it is neither, scratch it from your list. If the task is both, it deserves all your attention at that mention. The hardest part is now deciding what in your life is Important and what is Urgent.
    For example, time with my wife and playing with my children is important. This is time I will never had again. I may also have an important e-mail. Yet, that goes into an urgent category. This is also have we have technology to help us. For example, my auto-responder can deal with this urgent task.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    13/01/2017 #3 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #2 That's a great one that I don't remember reading/hearing! (I do remember many ;)

    How about this related one "Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade! -Tony Robbins"
    Preston Vander Ven
    13/01/2017 #2 Preston Vander Ven
    #1 I love one of Tony Robbin's challenges. He said, "Honestly asked yourself this, am I going to like where I will be 5 years from now if I don't change what I am doing today? How about 10 years or 20?" He later added, "If your answer is Yes, then your on the right track. If your answer is NO, then you need to adjust your strategy".
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    12/01/2017 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Hi Preston,
    Thanks for sharing this. Gotta love Tony and his inspiring quotes ;)

    They do indeed help keep you on track, when thought about daily. I love them all, but a recent fav is quality questions. I ask them throughout the day and it is amazing how they get your mind for come up with an answer.

    I'll check out your System...
  14. Preston Vander Ven
    "Growth is a process of TRIAL AND ERROR: experimentation." - Benjamin Franklin Preston Vander Ven
  15. Jim Cody 🐝
    Jim Cody 🐝
  16. Jared 🐝 Wiese
    IT'S TIME FOR CHANGING β–Ί 2017 MOTIVATION - Best Motivational Speeches Compilation (1 HOUR LONG)
    IT'S TIME FOR CHANGING β–Ί 2017 MOTIVATION - Best Motivational Speeches Compilation (1 HOUR LONG) Motivational Video 2017 Thanks for watching & i hope you guys get motivated! β˜›SUBSCRIBE for more! β–Ί http://bit.ly/1hD9KNd β˜›Check out my soccer freestyle...
  17. ProducerKnight Sherring

    Knight Sherring

    ABSTRACT ROOTS.No matter how civilised we are, we still paint our faces.Acrylic on canvas. 70cm x 70cm.OPEN TO OFFERS at https://www.artfinder.com/knight-sherringCOMMISION FREE at http://www.knightsherring.co.ukLATEST WORK at...
  18. Jim Cody 🐝
    Jim Cody 🐝


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/01/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Cool, Jim!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    12/01/2017 #8 Javier 🐝 beBee
    thanks Jim ! this is great !
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    12/01/2017 #7 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Love it!
    Michele Williams
    12/01/2017 #6 Michele Williams
    Jim, I checked your twitter stream. It may be a mobile issue. On my phone, I can see from the word "around" to your name. The beBee parts of the image get cut off. Also, I added you to the beBee buzz twitter list.
    Michele Williams
    12/01/2017 #5 Michele Williams
    #2 Jim, when I viewed the tweet on my phone I couldn't read the quote. It was too big. Can you post the twitter link? I will retweet your tweet. Btw, if you put the bee emoji between your 1st and last name, people will be able to tag & mention you. It's a beBee glitch the team is working with the enhancements.
    Jim Cody 🐝
    12/01/2017 #4 Jim Cody 🐝
    #3 @David B. Grinberg I just ask to join. I thought I was a member. Many thanks.
    David B. Grinberg
    12/01/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    #2 Jim, I want to post this on the "beBee Buzz!" group on LI, but you're not on it? Please join and help grow this group. Many thanks!
    Jim Cody 🐝
    12/01/2017 #2 Jim Cody 🐝
    #1 I tweeted it without any problems. Not sure what's going on.
    Michele Williams
    12/01/2017 #1 Michele Williams
    @Jim Cody 🐝, this is great. I tried to tweet it, but it is the not the optimal size. I will try to resize, then post the link if it works. Cheers.
  19. ProducerMax🐝 J. Carter
    The basis of intuition and the power of your voice
    The basis of intuition and the power of your voiceIn the last 5 years I have dedicated myself to taking my intuitive skills and making them razor sharp as well as understanding how it works and why.Β My dad asked me this morning as I was talking to him about some of the difficulties of living life...


    Max🐝 J. Carter
    12/01/2017 #7 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #6 You are quite welcome @Lori Mullins Johnson I am always happy to answer questions and if you any further questions please feel free to message me.

    This is an area where I do a lot of my charity work.
    Lori Mullins Johnson
    12/01/2017 #6 Lori Mullins Johnson
    #5 @Max🐝 J. Carter, I find this really interesting. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    12/01/2017 #5 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #4 Sometimes frequently.

    Example. Last week I had a dream of meeting a white wolf while taking an afternoon nap. Later that night I met a man who has a white wolf as his spirit guide and main totem for his own shamanic journey.

    I have talked with many and I myself often have dreams that at times are the exact situation I find myself in later. A form of deja vu.

    I have talked with some who have reported having conversations with another they both remembered in the morning though it has been a rarity for me to hear of this and I have not experienced it myself.
    Lori Mullins Johnson
    12/01/2017 #4 Lori Mullins Johnson
    Thank you @Max🐝 J. Carter
    So, do dreams fit in this world of an Empath? I mean, would an Empath have intuitive dreams? Dreams that also tell the story of others emotions and feelings? Dreams of conversations and things that either come true, or relate to an experience later while awake?
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    12/01/2017 #3 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #2 @Lori Mullins Johnson thank you and I agree with you the "system" does a lot to take intuition away and force the ignorant belief that it does not exist.

    An Empath in simplest terms is someone who takes on the emotions of other people as if they were their own. It can feel like wearing someone's personality.

    Often it is the repressed or suppressed emotions that the Empath takes on which is why lying to them about how you feel is never going to work.

    Natural born lie detectors you can't fool. Often in the life of an Empath who does not know what they are they will be made think they always get it wrong and there is something wring with the Empath not the other way around.

    The same thing for a Telepath who has access to your subconscious mind and Mediums have had so many charlatans that the real ones find it difficult at best to be treated with any respect. I happen to be all 3.

    An Empath once they embrace their born trait can develop the Telepathic skill. This is due to the fact that the subconscious works in metaphor storing things as emotional concepts. Language is a learned skill and none o us is born speaking any language, we learn it in our environment and that language is added to the subconscious programming.

    This is why when someone is telling a story we will see memories in our mind coupled with emotions to show us we can relate to the experience.
    Lori Mullins Johnson
    12/01/2017 #2 Lori Mullins Johnson
    Hi Max;
    I believe intuition is certainly something that we are born with to support our survival in this world, however, it is sort of trained out of us when we are young, because we are told we have to listen to that teacher, priest, authority figure, hug the weird Uncle hello, etc... My intuition has certainly saved me many times from negative and scary situations, including being followed home after school when I was twelve, and a teacher giving me an inappropriate book with sections underlined in it to read... yes, in elementary school. The rapist that came to the door to borrow the telephone because his car broke down in college -now that's a story. I think we must raise our children to understand that gut feeling, although sometimes not correct, is valuable and worth listening to, even if you do not choose to develop it for more than that. I only recently read an article about what an Empath is, so I would love for you to define it in your terms. Very interesting, thank you for sharing this.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    12/01/2017 #1 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Thank you @David B. Grinberg for sharing this.
  20. ProducerMax🐝 J. Carter
    Family and what they teach us
    Family and what they teach usMy dad has Parkinson's Disease.Β My dad's legs don't work so well and he is supposed to use a walker, he doesn't and at times it feels as though the roles have reversed. I get why though.Β As a contractor my dad was a power horse. His own boss...


    Max🐝 J. Carter
    11/01/2017 #15 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #13 I rarely blush.... well done @Lisa Vanderburg.

    You are too kind.

    It is unfortunate that it is more machismo that is taught than true manhood in schools. One of my ongoing efforts is in teaching men to be more manly and that means more in touch with being able to express themselves with love without fear of being thought of as a homosexual and before anyone says something there is nothing wrong with being homosexual.

    What's wrong is thinking only homosexual men can be emotional creatures who are capable of tender caring and compassion and experiencing what I call androgynous love.

    The male friends I have in my life often get big hugs and hear I love you frequently.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    11/01/2017 #13 Lisa Vanderburg
    #6 Aw..God love ya! (I'm old, you can overlook this once), what a heart you have! I so long for your love, bonding and - yes - manhood! It should be taught at school to be in another's shoes :)
    Just an aside for levity; my father's last word to me before he died (I was the carer that night) was, 'oh....SHUT UP woman'. Your Dad is a great guy and well worth your respect; just don't burn out!
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    11/01/2017 #12 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #10 @David Navarro LΓ³pez it appears to me you honor him daily in the way you live.

    I love the tile concept you shared with us and thank you for doing so.

    It reminds o the old line "The older I got, the smarter my father got."

    I agree I think our dads would have been great friends and I appreciate the friendship that you and I have been building slowly over time.
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    11/01/2017 #11 Anonymous
    Sorry, I mean "My Father passed away on 2008 and there is no single day without my mind flying to him."
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    11/01/2017 #10 Anonymous
    In Spain we use to make tiles with sayings or adages on it and hang them in the wall like this https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MSbo-Mp78GA/Vy-PV9PFdlI/AAAAAAAAUBo/VNsdi7Z3EoE0FsV-2oYuackN6vsKY4mqwCLcB/s1600/azulejos%2Bcon%2Brefranes.jpg
    I remember a very good one, which I am translating for you:
    At 5 years old, Papa knows everything
    At 15, there are things Papa doesn't know
    At 25, Papa knows nothing
    At 35, maybe Papa was right in something
    At 45, I am going to ask Papa
    At 55, I wish I had my Papa
    My Father passed away on 2008 and there is no single day my mind flies to him.
    I was lucky to have him, learned a lot from him. He never was too tired to teach me something. Whenever something had to be done at home, fixing a door, painting, whatever, he always took me with him and made me help him, explaining me why and how he was doing it, letting me do it, even if wrong, to learn.
    In many ways, when you described yours, it made me think of mine. I am sure they would have been good friends.
    I believe we both have been fortunate with our respective fathers.
    I saw him going down in his health, day by day. However, he never left his spirit going down.
    I hope I will honour him. Close
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    11/01/2017 #9 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Yo @David B. Grinberg thank you for sharing this.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    11/01/2017 #8 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #5 Thank you @Ian Weinberg wise words of advice.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    11/01/2017 #6 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #3 It felt like a living eulogy as I was writing it. Kind of preparing myself in away for the inevitable.

    I found with my dad that there was this unspoken competition for alpha dominance so to speak that went on for too many years. It has done both of us a world of good to set that aside and work it out. I think a lot of fathers and sons go through it and I see it in mothers and daughters at times

    I remember the old movie THE BREAKFAST CLUB and that I am calling it an old movie is making me feel old ;)

    When a teen girl is asked why she wants to run away she says "My home life is unsatisfying."

    The response summed up was so is everyone else's or we would live with our parents for ever. I only hope to not have the same rfit with my own son and work at it with him. He's 12.

    Thank you @Lisa Vanderburg for your kind words, they are felt and appreciated.
    Ian Weinberg
    11/01/2017 #5 Ian Weinberg
    Good stuff @Max🐝 J. Carter Savor the moments, support purposeful business
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    11/01/2017 #4 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    I'm doing it @Max🐝 J. Carter
    He is 90 on the 17th of this month.
    I have the impression that his gaze is lost in memories and I hear his stories repeated over and over again, giving him a face of surprise and laughter as if he told me for the first time.
    I own him.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    11/01/2017 #3 Lisa Vanderburg
    Wow...that hit home, Max. What you have so beautifully written is a living eulogy, although I can understand if you don't see it as such!
    I feel your steps, moments of watching, waiting and breath-holding regarding your father's Parkinson's - my husband is 18 years into his and is moving to a wheelchair (temporarily, of course!). You are a good son and a practised listened; your father has taught you so many great life-lessons, and I find it so freeing to hear you talk of this - even though it costs you plenty! My husband started aged 49, so our sons were early teens. They never talk about it (at least to me). I wish they did.
    Thanks @Max🐝 J. Carter, for the love you have for your father.
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    11/01/2017 #2 Anonymous
    #1 dear max, i found your post very interesting and want to add acomment later, when i have the time for it. Such a post worths taking the time to.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    11/01/2017 #1 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Thank you @David Navarro LΓ³pez for sharing this.
  21. Jim Cody 🐝
    Jim Cody 🐝
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    #intotheaquarius, compagnia di #teatroemozionaleinterattivo, cerca a milano nuovi #performers.
    non Γ¨ necessaria una formazione o precedente esperienza in ambito teatrale. infoline: intotheaquarius@gmail.com
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    You Are The Artist Of Your Own Life. Make It Beautiful.
    You Are The Artist Of Your Own Life. Make It Beautiful.β€œNobody else gets to live your life. You are the artist. Paint your picture. Dream your own masterpiece into being."- Anna TaylorYou have one life. You are the artist. Don’t just make life work, you make it a masterpiece. When you are the...


    Preston Vander Ven
    14/01/2017 #7 Preston Vander Ven
    Great Write. To make our lives beautiful like art, we need to think outside the box of society. The culture today wants to limit us to be like drones or mindless sheep and follow the herd. There is no beauty there. I find the some of the greatest minds of those who still have their hearts of a child. Note: I did not say a mind of a child. The heart of a heart is limitless, with no borders. A child's imagination can solve any situation in the world. Yet, while growing up, society tells us to stop using this great gift and think in only one direction.
    Creativity is experimenting. Some people view it as failure. No, we just found another way that didn't work for us. "Try, Fail, Adjust, Try, Fail, Adjust,....., Succeed."
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    12/01/2017 #6 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    I color outside the lines in my artwork of life :), I like @Deb 🐝 Helfrich comment below
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/01/2017 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Another great buzz, @Tapiwa Matthew Mutisi. I wholeheartedly believe our lives are our masterwork and we should treat each moment like a priceless work of art!
    Devesh Bhatt
    11/01/2017 #2 Devesh Bhatt
    Lovely read. Thank you.
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    Marcel Wilson

    Why IT Leaders must take their thinking to the 'next level'
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  25. Jim Cody 🐝
    Jim Cody 🐝


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/01/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Beautiful words to try and live by! Thanks for posting this @Jim Cody 🐝
    Michele Williams
    11/01/2017 #5 Michele Williams
    Thanks @Jim Cody 🐝. Very moving. I think I found the author.

    Poet: William Arthur Ward

    Before you speak, listen.
    Before you write, think.
    Before you spend, earn.
    Before you invest, investigate.
    Before you criticize, wait.
    Before you pray, forgive.
    Before you quit, try.
    Before you retire, save.
    Before you die, give.
    Donald Grandy
    11/01/2017 #4 Donald Grandy
    Nice words @Jim Cody 🐝. Needed that today!
    Emily🐝 Bee
    11/01/2017 #3 Emily🐝 Bee
    I like this a lot. Thank you, @Jim Cody 🐝. :-)
    David B. Grinberg
    11/01/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for more words to the wise, Jim. This is excellent advice we should all ponder and heed πŸπŸβœŒοΈοΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
    Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    11/01/2017 #1 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Before you post a comment, read the whole buzz ☺
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