Random thoughts…

Today, I’m torn between multiple subjects for this letter. So, I won’t pick a subject… I’ll just share my heart.

THE NEWS

One of the things that has really been on my mind is the Boston Bombings. 3 people have died and over 170 have been injured, many of which are still in critical condition, some with lost limbs but the consistent theme that has been reported has been their gratitude… These folks are grateful to be alive! Things could have been much worse but Thank God, they aren’t.

My problem is that while we are focused on the bombings, there is still a little crazy man in North Korea that can very well be the catalyst for the next World War. The news tries to keep us focused on only one major event at a time. Well, there’s more going on in the world than just these bombings. We have to keep our head on a swivel and not allow the media to swing us in a direction that we don’t want to go. It’s our choice to stay informed…

PEOPLE

Another thing that’s been on my mind is the long road of regaining trust. Whether you’re on the side of the trust builder or the trust giver, it’s a long and hard road to travel. Trust that has been broken is a particularly touchy and critical place. In order to be truly successful in any relationship there MUST be trust.

One of the places that trust can be rebuilt is this… BE OPEN. Willingness to be transparent is definitely a start. Both sides must be open but so many times you feel a certain way and not share it. This lack of sharing only creates tension, which in turn only lengthens the trust building process. The other thing is consider the facts. Someone who is caught be being deceptive or continually telling lies cannot be trusted while someone who is repeated  ‘caught’ telling the truth can be trusted. It’s not rocket science. If we are truthful then the process is be easier but, believe the truth…

RESPECT

Finally, this subject continues to be a bug in my bonnet and that is courtesy and respect. You see, I’m from the old school. When you ask a question, it is common courtesy or respect for the person to respond to you with an answer. The most aggravating thing for me is to ask questions and not get answers or even acknowledgement of the question in the first place.

Social media including phone calls, email and texting has afforded us the ability to answer people instantly. But, we are soo busy that even the generic acknowledgement like , “K”, seem to be far from reach. As I’ve said before, this lack of response isn’t about being busy. It’s about the lack of respect that the person has towards you. Trust me, respect goes in multiple directions. I may not be the guy that I need to be but I thank God that I’m not the guy that I used be and you’d better be glad as well. Disrespect will bring out the uncool in people. I’m just saying…

I pray that I haven’t bored you with my ramblings this morning. I truly do love you and want you to succeed in life. People who are well-rounded tend to be more successful than those who aren’t. I pray that God’s blessings be upon each of you…

I love you ALL!!!
Stay Blessed,
Jackie

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