- Producer22/10/2016GratitudeA way to live! The sky the sea and the earth are always a reminderto live every moment in awe and wonderLife is precious and beautiful ... allow it to hold you in its swayto smell the flowers along the way ! Care enoughTo accept the crest and the...
- Producer19/10/2016I was an Idiot. But Never Again!!I've been an idiot often enough, although I didn't know it at the time. In 1980, I had the chance to invest $1,000 in a board game. I barely knew the guys. They weren't friends or anything. They were a couple of guys who knew a guy who met me...
Comments22/10/2016 #25 Lisa GallagherI echo your sentiments about beBee 110% @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian!! I began promoting beBee before I joined. The enthusiasm and sincerity I saw in @Javier beBee along with @John White, MBA who I have great respect for made it easy for me to WANT and help them grow! Like you, even if for some reason they decide to take back my Ambassadorship, I will continue to promote beBee because of the growth I've experienced since I wrote my first blog on Publisher April 11th, 2016. Actually, Javier and team beBee have exceeded my expectations already and I can't wait to see the new roll outs coming to beBee. My vision is big and I know their's is MUCH larger. Dream big and things do come true, yes I do believe that.
On a side note, I had to copy this quote of yours, I ditto these sentiments too, "I do mind misquotes, misattribution, innuendo, and personal attacks"21/10/2016 #24 Javier beBeeThanks @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I fully agree "People do not do business with Companies. People do business with People. " ....and yes , of course, we learn every day. I LISTEN EVERY DAY. And I gather the best ideas to create the best strategy. I tell you: The next beBee will be impressive. First months of next year are going to be unique. A unique collaborative tool is coming to be unique. beBee is buzzing but this story only has began. Get ready to enjoy our bes platform we are creating by far...only few months to enjoy it.... thanks every bee for your support. Thanks for all your opinions. Thanks for all your comments. Thanks thanks thanks.20/10/2016 #18 David B. GrinbergKudos on your "sweet honey" Paul. I really admire your retrospective and straight talk. Personally, I think whether one is beBee ambassador or not doesn't really matter because every bee is a so-called "influencer" on this promising platform. That's one of many factors which helps create the feel of a real community with thoughtful buzz and honest/open feedback.
Regardless of what one call us, we are all worker bees in the sense that we share the common goal and purpose of making beBee the best it can be. Worker bees don't care about who gets the credit, rather it's all about teamwork. And teamwork is what makes winners. Perhaps that's why LI continues to stagnate while the buzz about beBee continues to grow louder. Can you hear it? Buzz on, my friend!19/10/2016 #17 Pascal DerrienPascal Derrien
Oct 19, 2016 9:11:54 PM
''its not their first rodeo'' I am very unsure people understand what it takes to run an international company, running meetings with VC's and still genuinely dedicate airtime in a sufficient amount that it is clear the entire team is not paying lip service to its users........ Ne Cassez Pas La Poule Aux Oeufs D'or :-)19/10/2016 #14 Jared WiesePaul, I loved your post. Felt like a roller-coaster. A thrilling ride!
As such, in funny parallel get-to-know-you-more-personally, now reminds me of the brilliant almost-regret I had slipping a surprise tennis bracelet on my wife as we were going up a real roller coaster. Could I have lost it? You bet. Do I regret it? No way - great memory.
Professionally, I can relate in that fellow Business Analysts number 121,071 members in an active LinkedIn group. I've had many deep conversations with many of them. Today I posed to them the challenge:
"Hey BAs, there's a hive for us: https://www.bebee.com/group/business-analysis
The engagement is there, just need more BAs. I can especially see the intellectual types loving it there!"
Here's to some great moments and memories, bees... CHEERS!19/10/2016 #11 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianThanks for all your comments. Life is like skiing. If you don't fall you aren't trying hard enough.
These were my greatest regrets business-wise. At the time, they didn't seem so. They actually felt like prudent, logical moves. Frankly, they were. It's only the looking back that makes them regrets. No one has a crystal ball.
Logic is all well and good. Intuition should also have a say.19/10/2016 #10 Renée CormierI've met wonderful people on beBee and I love the platform. To me, it is what social media is supposed to be; social and interactive. When I have something good, I want everyone else to have the same. That is why I advocate for beBee and it's bees. Glad to know you, Paul!19/10/2016 #9 Don Kerr"They insist on using algorithms to make subjective judgments. That's just silly. No server will ever figure out what we want. Heck, more often than not, we don't even know what we want." This to me is the key @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian View more"They insist on using algorithms to make subjective judgments. That's just silly. No server will ever figure out what we want. Heck, more often than not, we don't even know what we want." This to me is the key @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian and as you point out, as one of the little fellas I want to make my own choices. Will share this immediately. Close19/10/2016 #6 Dean OwenThanks for articulating so well what many of us were thinking on this Groundhog Day of many. It's kind of sad that this article needed to be written, but I'm glad it was you who did, as you have what appears to be a rare trait these days - common sense. Brilliant article! Ambassadors share a common trait - genuine enthusiasm and gratitude to the beBee team for creating a platform that puts users first. It may not be perfect, but for a team of 70 employees, it is pretty darn cool and getting better fast. Most of all, the users have a voice. Thanks Paul-sensei, and thanks beBee!19/10/2016 #5 Aurorasa SimaGreat post, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I agree with everything you said (besides that you were an idiot even though I understand why leaving and not going to the interview might have bugged you).
It´s the first time that I have the chance to start with a (pretty) new site. My guess is, influencer status or not, that everyone who started with LI early and kept networking, is doing pretty good on there right now.
- Producer22/10/2016Two Lost Letters but no Love LostI have not been dreading this day. I actually had no idea this day would come. It started off much like yesterday. The “trouble and strife” was away for a couple of days on assignment in Wuxi so it fell to me to be up at the break of dawn and...
Comments22/10/2016 #5 AnonymousLOL - this is great @Dean Owen - wait until she turns 13!!! :-) I 'feel' what you are saying - I remember quite a few moments at various stages as a single parent of 13 years (absent father, no child support) where the feel of my 'babies' letting loose of the apron strings felt like a punch in the stomach! oohh, the heartache of parenting - but somehow we get through it and hopefully a bit more 3 dimensional because of it!
- Producer21/10/2016Building Great Teams for Business SuccessA great team is an essential need for building a successful business no matter what the size. Be it a start-up or a well established organisation, the core team's effectiveness is one of the major determining factor of the success rate and the...
- Producer20/10/2016My Love - Mumbai the City of Dreams!Mumbai a magical city, many call it the 'City of Dreams' and hence throughout the year an influx of people is seen here. People from all over the country come to Mumbai with mainly one dream: to make it big, likewise we who are born and...
Comments21/10/2016 #5 Sushmita Thakare Jain#1 @Dean Owen it's sad one decision from the BSE and you could not come here, if do visit in future will love to help you detour the City. There is more than this to the City and will be sharing with you guys further!
And thanks for the wishes dear!
Wishing you Happy Diwali too!21/10/2016 #1 Dean OwenA fascinating history. Thanks for this tour of the city. It is indeed an incredible place unlike anywhere I have ever been. A few years back I begged to be posted to Mumbai when a position opened up. Almost happened, but an overnight decision by the Bombay Stock Exchange forced the company I worked for to rethink our India strategy. One day perhaps...
- Producer20/10/2016Africa’s Wild Dogs, The Canine Soldiers Of The Bush.When one mentions an African wild dog to anybody there is usually a shiver of revulsion, brought on no doubt by all those wildlife documentaries depicting them as the thugs of the bush roaming the plains like a vicious gang. These canines are...
Comments21/10/2016 #16 Paul Walters#13 @Dean Owen Yup South Africa is in a bit of strife all round Dean which is all rather sad. I will be visiting in February so will have an up close look then and perhaps write a buzz. In between though I am off to Sulewesi in December to see the whale sharks...tempted ??21/10/2016 #14 Lisa GallagherFirst, I'd like to comment on how beautiful the Victoria Falls is. I've heard of these dogs and seen documentaries of them. They would scare the 'you know what out of me,' if even one came up on me. I've heard they have attacked and killed children, is this true? They look very grungy and mean. My heart started pounding as I read this. What an experience you had on that particular day @Paul Walters!21/10/2016 #13 Dean Owen#11 Yikes. South Africa falling? @Gert Scholtz. What would happen to the Springboks? I'd hate to see them fall off the World stage once again. Thanks for introducing me to &Beyond. I checked out their website. Might just entice me to change from an Aman Junkie to an &Beyond Junkie.21/10/2016 #11 Paul Walters#10 @Deb Helfrich I travel to Africa every 12 - 15 months or so and visit a couple of countries at a time. Zimbabwe I hate to say has been driven into the dust by a president who is senile and cruel! from being Africa's 'bread basket' it is now a country forced to import food for which it cannot pay for. Ditto the DDR, Congo, Niger, and a few other West African states. The next domino that could potentially fall is South Africa which is now mired in corruption perpetuated by self serving politicians . I was at university in that country during the 'struggle' which led to the rise to the highest office of one Nelson Mandela . Now all that hard and back breaking work is becoming undone and a sense of failure seems to permeate throughout the population. Thats a bit of a long winded answer to your question. I do see the cities but I have an overwhelming love for the African bush . More stories to come on places like Mozambique, Zambia and a few others . Thanks for stopping by !21/10/2016 #10 Deb HelfrichThis was a very visual read, @Paul Walters. I feel a lot in awe and a little unsettled at the proceedings, as you seemed to have a pretty rare safari sighting. Did you travel straight to the lodge or did you also get some time to check out the human goings-on in Zimbabwe? I suspect a different sort of militaristic carnage was going on. From what I understand from Peter Godwin's books it can be very hard to get accurate information outside the country.20/10/2016 #4 Vincent AndrewSuch an organised breed of animals the wild dogs! When at first they didn't succeed with the baboons, they sauntered off looking for their next victim. The failure merely emboldened their determination. They knew who to pick the next time - the most vulnerable antelope. It's really about strategy, a game plan and the survival of the fittest! Fascinating read Paul. Thanks for sharing!20/10/2016 #3 Don Kerr@Paul Walters "a bloat of giant Hippopotami wallow together grunting and groaning" For a moment I thought you were writing about my last experience in the corporate world! Great and evocative piece Paul. My family and I HAVE to get to Africa. My wife has wonderful memories of it. Ever since I read The Honey Badger by Robert Ruark (decades ago) to have been fascinated. Thanks for the enticement. @Gert Scholtz I'll be sure to warn you if I am about to unleash my yard apes on your beautiful country of SA before arriving.
- 20/10/2016I will be writing on Virgin.comJavier Camarawww.virgin.com Javier Camara is the co-founder of...
Comments21/10/2016 #24 Javier beBeeLeerlo en español:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-espanol/por-que-la-presencia-online-integrada-beneficia-a-los-emprendedores21/10/2016 #17 Javier beBee#16 First time I saw Richard Branson was in San Francisco (2008, DMA - Direct Marketing Association). He is smart and I really was paying attention to him. Great moments overthere after selling our previous venture. But that is history. We are seeking to make history by creating the best professional networking platform... it is coming soon... BUZZ ON !!!21/10/2016 #13 Aurorasa SimaI use this for politics (: (: (:
I think we should keep the readers in mind when we share. Neutral = stronger. Nobody cares about the names of our Ambassadors.....or who likes to be tagged and who not. Let´s be less self-centered and more reader-centric... let´s share great content (:
Don´t be mean to me, people, I mean well.
My personal opinion does not represent the law and even less the opinion of beBee (:
- Producer14/10/2016Trust Your Senses, Embodied Wisdom for the Modern AgeTHERE IS A PLETHORA OF ANXIETIES from living in our modern world. People are disengaged in workplaces that require us to be switched on to technology 24/7 and deal with logic and reason that ignore how we feel about our work, life and our...
Comments21/10/2016 #11 Deb LangeYes #9 @Aurorasa Sima I agree with you. It is a catch 22. When we don't listen to our body and give ourselves what we need to be healthy we are attracted to things that are not good for us. But the more we connect with ourselves and take care of ourselves all the things we were addicted to we don't need anymore as we feel content and fulfilled within ourselves. we can do this.21/10/2016 #10 Deb LangeI agree with you @Lisa Gallagher #7 - wouldn't it be wonderful if in the middle of a meeting, someone said, let's all stand up and stretch!! Let's all walk around the room and synthesise our thoughts through movement, let's have silence as we walk to help with our own synthesis! Etc etc - will you share this invitation next time you are in a meeting Lisa? Let me know if you do and share what happens!!!21/10/2016 #7 Lisa GallagherYou made a lot of relevant points @Deb Lange. Can you imagine if managers at work were in tune to workplace stressors and did tell their staff, lets take a break- go for walk or whatever it is you need to do in order to re-charge. Or if humor was more consistent? People with high amounts of anxiety become conditioned to that state of mind and so do the chemical messengers sent out, so it's true... during high states of anxiety people are unable to enjoy the beauty around them. Many times they are unable to even look forward to an exciting event that is coming up. I believe in the whole mind/body connection. I love your bio too. Much food for thought here!14/10/2016 #5 Deb Lange#2 dear @Lisa Vanderburg practise sensing and feeling your physical body And that is one way to start getting out of your head. sense your body on what you are sitting on, your skin against sheets in bed at night, your fingers as they touch a warm cup of tea. Sense your physicality , not in a hard focussed way, a light sensory way. Enjoy playing !14/10/2016 #2 Lisa VanderburgI love this! It seems we have lost the art of stillness, as you rightly point out @Deb Lange. I certainly confess that I will do most anything to get away from the constant racket inside my head - very little of it works. But the message I read from you is practise, practise, practise. Good read!
- 20/10/2016Have no fear. You will find your way, It is in your bones. It is in your soul. #inspiration #fearless #motivation #believe
- Producer23/06/2016I Love You- What Does it Mean?It amazes me how we use words very frequently without knowing exactly what they mean. Just ask for the definition of leadership and strategy and you shall be puzzled by the variations in definitions. I experienced this. I asked for the opposite...
Comments20/10/2016 #148 Vincent AndrewA father looks at his son who appears to be in mental anguish. The father sits and listens to his son. He offers no advice but a listening ear. The story comes out. The pain is lifted. It's ok son. I am here with you. I am sorry that I was not there with you when you suffered. I am sorry that I did not notice your pain before. Here I am. I promise I'll do better. This is one example of love from a father to a son.20/10/2016 #146 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015@Al Amani.. I read your article a few times. Every time I read it I pulled more knowledge from it. It is beautiful. Highly intelligent and heartwarming. I have never been an expert on love. I have never said"I love you" to anyone but my family and friends. To a man, I say " I love us ." It does sound a bit off track to some people. I have to use that wording when I love because it has to be, 1+1will always make 2. I will most likely get some shocked responses, but I am totally ok with opinions. Highly relevant article. Great depth. Thank you Al.12/10/2016 #144 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015I believe that no one is born free from the need for love. And this demonstrates that, although some modern schools of thought seek to do so, human beings cannot be defined as solely physical. No material object, however beautiful or valuable, can make us feel loved, because our deeper identity and true character lie in the subjective nature of the mind.
Dalai Lama24/07/2016 #141 Deb LangeIt is wonderful to see a post on love in bebee. I wonder how little and how differently we engage with life when we are not in love with life itself, ourselves, others and nature. When in love our actions are more in the range of kindness, empathy, fun and joy. When in love and fear, compliance, tension arises, I can notice the difference and make adjustments that return a state of love and contentment to myself and a situation. However, if I have experienced a limited range of what is love in life, I may live in a state that is more akin to fear and control. Fear and control may manifest as control over self and others leading to more conflict and control. There is certainly much confusion about what is love and what is not in this world. I love my sons, I love my parents, I love my ex- husband, I love my friend, I love my work, I love Your work and your kindness @Ali Anani08/07/2016 #138 CityVP Manjit#137 Dear @Milos Djukic, we are still largely in the dark ages regardless of social media platform. It is important to think of what "I love you" means especially when our focus shifts to the mechanics and away from the organics. We are talking about technology platforms as marketing instruments when there is weird stuff happening with AI as this Huffington Post article addresses http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/19/her-film-robot-romance_n_4474493.html - When it come to love we are making the old new again. With technology it is simply the new being made old again - but there is renaissance up yonder in the hills of time, there is hope in the valley of change and this new tomorrow is within us.08/07/2016 #136 Anonymous#134 Oh, you really just made my day. :) We all have our own journeys, our own stories and difficulties, as well as our own discoveries, healing, wisdoms and Gifts to share when we overcome. One thing I learned on my path is this, the simplest and kindest of gestures and statements in this big ol world wide web of ours, can often have significance of profound proportions to people far greater than those who shared them may ever know. Like this one here. And that, that is always worth it. Thank you so very much @Deb Helfrich. Much Love to you!08/07/2016 #134 Deb Helfrich#61 So glad this returned to the feed so that could partake of the continued discussion. @Melissa Hefferman your question does interest me, as well. I think your experience can lead to a very likely scenario - all the entrapments on offer that our society reinforces as love are false icons. Love is a part of the energy of consciousness, inter-related and yet separate forces like heat and gravity. We come with it built in and we can lose touch with it via fear, mis-information, and what we think are insurmountable challenges. But if we can acknowledge our own breath, our own beating heart, we have found the source of human love. Thank you so much for sharing how far you had to bend and how successfully you managed to use the love you found to light the way for others. I applaud you!08/07/2016 #133 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#132 @Ali Anani: I love this post of yours. Look at not only the writing, the prose, the analytics and outreaches...and what does one see? A bunch of Beez embracing it as if it was the last piece of pollen on earth! And how we all love you, too! Sometimes, there are no words; the actions speak for themselves. Look at how many you touch. You are a rich, rich man indeed. How profoundly loving is your heart.
- Producer20/10/2016LoveEverybody, please Listen, for I have had an Insight today. We are seriously endangering ourselves and each other, because in our dogged pursuit of the modern Mundane life, we are forgetting to freely express and feel Love, and it is an...
Comments22/10/2016 #25 AnonymousI Loved this on LI and I will Love it right now and then I will whistle "more Love, that's what we need" by Rebelution because their love filled sunny music, like your ever evolving story, make me so happy as I read and watch it grow from my tiny corner of The World!! Blessings! 💖21/10/2016 #24 Jared Wiese#2 Sorry, Gary, I had this wrong.
The more complete quote is “Gratitude is the antidote to the two things that stop us: fear and anger. Fear is why we don’t take action and anger is why we get stuck. You can’t be grateful and angry simultaneously. You can’t be fearful and be grateful simultaneously. So it’s really the reset button.”
See http://philosiblog.com/2013/03/08/gratitude-is-the-antidote-to-the-two-things-that-stop-us-fear-and-anger/21/10/2016 #17 Deb LangeThe group began to say, oh once , last year when ..., , on holidays I ..,,
We all stopped and listened to what we just heard. It was so normal to feel stressed, anxious, fearful and protective, that most people rarely felt the peace and joy from a loving state. It is like the state of grace and love is less common than the state of fear and anxiety. Everyone agreed they would be more intentionally create a state of love and grace in their lives daily.21/10/2016 #16 Deb LangeI absolutely agree with you. I remember asking a group to share what it felt like when they were stressed and anxious. We uncovered a lot! Then I asked to share what it felt like when we had the experience of the opposite of what we had just talked about. We had beautiful stories of feeling at peace, ease, kindness, freedom and love. I asked everyone to name the second set of experiences. They came up with a state of grace.
I then asked, how often do you experience the second kind of behaviours. well we were all very surprised!!!20/10/2016 #13 Praveen Raj GullepalliBlessed you are Gary...and connected by Love to all those who believe in it! Many a belief system has love at its core...and the entire human predicament can be resolved if we but believe in one thing, as spoken by Christ and various others, that God is Love. And believe in Love... not in the confusing many Gods or other things that can be bought. But the moment you start living Love, the giving will never stop, until all trappings and possessions are lost. But then again, what goes around comes around! With you, in Love! Let your life be an example!20/10/2016 #11 debasish majumderlovely insightful post sir Gary Sharpe. enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing the post. only today, i posted a short story, tried to amplify the potentials of love and devoid of which, focusing for mundane gains can only lead to disaster. Great share indeed sir!20/10/2016 #9 Robert CormackGood piece, Gary. Nicely expressed and absolutely true. Our "hate" state or "fear" state is responsible for more illness than anything else. When studies are done showing great sickness in lower societies, they blame it on diet, they blame it on people not taking care of themselves. This is essentially nonsense. Lower classes constantly live with the continuous fear of losing what little they have. This causes "stress" state with resulting illness.
- Producer18/10/2016LYRICS OF BEES!Be bee A lovely social networking platform for affinity Where myriad of professionally sound acumen Resplendently represent them as doyen Humility, humanity, empathy galore Profanity here has no room to explore Bees are...
Comments20/10/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher#4 @Gerald Hecht I am so confused by your comments? What is the fractal mafia? @debasish majumder wrote this post with nothing except kindness in mind. It is also his way of thanking beBee and the community for becoming an Ambassdor, which by the way, Congrats again to you Debasish, very happy for you!19/10/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit#3 I vote for the word "mellifluously" to be included into the "New Dictionary of Profanity". Right now it means "having a sweet and rich flow" or "sweetly or smoothly flowing". Reality is that the Seven Words skit by George Carlin sums up the absurdity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMkNsMMvrqk19/10/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich#4 #3 The love affair between science and poetry does exist: http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/poetry/2016/06/love-affair-between-science-and-poetry19/10/2016 #4 Gerald HechtI suppose working on an original piece of writing all day is profanity! Sweet honey (on the other hand) is 1) when members of the fractal mafia raid the archives of online higher education virtual libraries, 2) cut and paste the same old material (not even bothering to cover their tracks any more), 3) send it out with every single member of the fractal mafia mentioned by name along with instructions to 4) share it "with all"...is this diplomatic enough? Please if you think I have made this up--STOP FOLLOWING ME! If not and you aren't; you may consider following me; because then we CAN ACHIEVE REAL DIPLOMATIC ACTIVITY AND AFFINITY!
- Producer20/10/2016The Hardest Thing To TeachPart of the reason why I write is to force myself to lay out my philosophies on life for my daughter. Not to be morbid, but we are all going to die one day. When that is, no one knows. The more I write, the more she will have for later, (if...
- Producer19/10/2016How to Speak Your Mind and Not Piss People OffMuch of my work as a public relations and communications professional involves creating concise messages and teaching business leaders how to convey the best messages to various audiences. My friend, Graham Edwards recently posted a buzz about...
Comments20/10/2016 #38 Lisa Gallagher@Renée Cormier, this buzz should go viral. You spoke to many who are non-confrontational and would prefer to find solutions through means which do not cause discourse. You made so many valid points that I believe many would agree with. Thank you for taking the time to write such a well thought out buzz.20/10/2016 #28 CityVP ManjitIn a social media world everything is opinion and social media extends the megaphone of broadcast to the smallest voice in the remotest part of the planet. We are not simply receiving a tsunami of opinion but we are active agents in creating that tsunami - and then we begin to define expectations, taboos, conditions and rules around the flow of that opinion.
So here I come along writing my opinion and people as their want or way will be, will give an opinion of that opinion. When I entered the world wide web, no one talked about "social media", they talked about Tim Berners-Lee giving away for free that protocol that has enabled this freedom and flow of opinion to be exercised on the world-wide web.
Social media that has arisen since is one part marketing, one part opinion and one part tribalism. It is a lot of things to lots of people but I don't really want to focus on social media. I am interested in pursuing the world wide web as an individual learning lab and still continue to see learning media to be a distinctly different way or mindset than social media.
Learning media is not me selling everyone on my learning, it is an examination of my own opinion and it is individual. That I often get dragged into social media is how socially engineered it has become in our lives and extends us into all sorts of media circus. Will I watch the US debate? No, tonight I would rather learn about logical fallacies https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ for I know nothing about that - but so much about Clinton and Trump. Social media has become an extension of poor traditional media.
- 20/10/2016I believe in messages from the universe. Let's make that clear first. This week has been one of those that make you overjoyed when the day is done and you can rest in the comfort of home. There were TWO, not one, but Two messages to me that a great community was just a few miles and a few clicks away.
Yesterday I flagged down a SUV to ask: Where did you get that window decal!!! One is now on order. It is illustrated in the image! It's just the letters and the bees, not the black background. She also sported a NC license plate that read: Save the Honey Bees! Gotta order one of those for my environmental heart if for no other reason.
Today I get behind another vehicle, a truck this time and on his bumper is a sticker that reads: The Whole World Loves Honey and he had a tag frame that told it's reader: Buy Local Honey and was covered in honeybees. What's the odds? Made me smile.
- Producer19/10/2016Where I Really Earned My MBA (a Denny's on The "Shady" Side of Town)Don't let me kid you, Fort Collins is hardly a ghetto. It's a lovely university town that sits up next to the mountains and has a charming and vibrant downtown.However, there is one area out by the interstate that has fallen into some bad hands. A...
Comments20/10/2016 #55 Randy Keho#45 I was in that building once, but I can't for the life of me remember why? It must have been a meeting of some kind. It appeared quite rundown. I remember thinking, "This is Roosevelt University?" However, it was probably quite majestic when you were there. Was there an underground stable for the horses?
- Producer19/10/2016Her Life Wasn't Easy but She Prevailed- My InspirationTonight I read a buzz about Inspiration by Graham Edwards and his buzz made me think of others who've inspired me. The first person who came to mind was my mom. Mom did not have an easy life, she grew up with a father who was an abusive Alcoholic...
Comments20/10/2016 #10 Lisa GallagherMom's start sure didn't predict the majority of her life, including her ending which is very inspiring. Love and hate are both choices. I'm glad mom had no tolerance for hate, we weren't even allowed to use the word hate in our home. Thanks @Deb Helfrich View moreMom's start sure didn't predict the majority of her life, including her ending which is very inspiring. Love and hate are both choices. I'm glad mom had no tolerance for hate, we weren't even allowed to use the word hate in our home. Thanks @Deb Helfrich, appreciate your comment! :) Close19/10/2016 #9 Deb Helfrich"Mom taught us that life is a constant lesson and when we stop learning, we stop living." Inspirational, @Lisa Gallagher, because of the honest truth that our start doesn't necessarily predict our ending. We do have the ability to choose, most especially to choose LOVE.19/10/2016 #8 Lisa Gallagher#7 Hi @Renée Cormier, I could not agree more about my grandfather. As I grew older and heard the stories (too many offenses to list) I felt the same about him, "he's an evil man." He had 6 brothers who were all nice and not one of them were alcoholics. My mom's real mother fell down a flight of stairs and ended up with a brain injury and amnesia. He had her committed to a state mental hospital back then. She developed pneumonia and was pregnant with her second child. They tried to get a hold of him to have her transferred to the Cleveland Clinic for treatment and he was no where to be found. My mom showed me an add his own family placed in the paper looking for him (I just saw the clipping about 4 years ago). Anyhow, her real mom gave birth to a full term still born and died from pneumonia not long after the birth. He took off and joined the Army. My mom was sent to live with relatives in Florida. She told me she loved them and that was the only good time in her entire childhood. He came back when she was 5 years old with his 'new' wife and took my mom back with them. I'm glad my mom broke ties with him when we were younger, she did us all a big favor. Yes, we all get along like best friends, I feel very fortunate. Mom always felt fortunate to have 5 children that loved her so much and was able to give so much love back to all of us. Sorry this was so long but I'm glad you called him out for what he was, it's true.19/10/2016 #7 Renée CormierSuch a beautiful family. You are lucky to have had a loving, caring and giving mother. Not all of us get to experience that. As for your grandfather; it has always been my belief that anything you do drunk you would do sober, if you only had the guts. Your grandfather was cruel at his core. Alcohol just made it easier for him to be his true self. I'm glad your mother found a loving family to be a part of and I am especially glad she did not choose to live her life in bitterness. She certainly raised a lovely lady (you) and I am sure the rest of your siblings have been well raised too.19/10/2016 #5 Laura Mikolaitis"Mom taught us that life is a constant lesson and when we stop learning, we stop living. She taught us that life is more than just ABOUT us, it's about those around us." ~ A beautiful reflection on love and inspiration by @Lisa Gallagher View more"Mom taught us that life is a constant lesson and when we stop learning, we stop living. She taught us that life is more than just ABOUT us, it's about those around us." ~ A beautiful reflection on love and inspiration by @Lisa Gallagher. Here's to moms or to whomever inspires you. Close19/10/2016 #1 Vincent AndrewYour mum is an inspiring person Lisa. Despite the setbacks she faced, she stayed positive and helped raise a kind and happy family. She put others' needs before herself. 'I don't think it was until I became a parent myself that I was able to honestly appreciate the life we were given.' I fully agree with this. I am really really thankful to both my mum and my late dad for their toils, encouragement and wisdom just to help us pull through life. Thanks for sharing this Lisa.
- Producer18/10/2016Where to look for Inspiration... Pirates and Bees it seems.If asked what inspires me, I am not sure "pirates" would have come to mind, but it seems for Scott Leckie the principal at Takota Asset Management, they do; after watching his video, I now have a better understanding as to why. I couldn't help but...
Comments19/10/2016 #3 Lisa GallagherVery nice and excuse the pun, inspiring @Graham Edwards! For some reason this made me think of the ocean... when I am to sit near the ocean listening to the waves crash, my worries leave me and so many inspiring thoughts come to mind. I'm also very fortunate to be surrounded by many inspiring people who are also compassionate as well. Congratulations again Graham on becoming an Ambassador and your right, the leadership on this platform truly leads and inspires.18/10/2016 #1 Renée CormierI am very happy to have you working with the ambassadors at beBee. I can honestly say that the conversations we have around business inspire me and the other bees here on beBee do as well. Other things that inspire me are possibility, sunshine and if I look carefully enough, I find inspiration in life itself.
- Producer19/10/2016PunishmentHi EveryoneI have been away for a few months, but the time has come to start sharing again.Here is an excerpt from a novel I am currently working on called "The World Below."I hope you enjoy it. Punishment Anger tainted Chief Elder Relt's face. As...
Comments21/10/2016 #9 Rod LoaderAs you asked for context @Dean Owen, here is the piece directly before this excerpt.
Personal Log - Librarian Eris Long.
21:14, 01 Spring 219 After.
Today was both dreadful and exciting.
Dreadful because Chief Elder Relt ruined the new season celebrations, by announcing the suspension of all birth programs, until the situation with the chasm appearances can be fully understood. We were so close at number two on the list. Axiom was as upset as I was. It's not fair.
Anyway, it seems ironic that the most exciting thing happened just as he finished speaking. Another chasm appeared. As almost everyone was in the large meeting room when the alarm sounded, we rushed to the windows on both sides.
There were no clouds in this chasm, just a dark starlit sky, like we have begun seeing above us on rare nights when the ice clouds are thin.
There was some who believed we could go below the water clouds to another layer, perhaps to even find other ships. But now it seems only clouds and sky exist both above and below us.
The Elders tried to bring calm, but too many feel they are hiding something from us.
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