Sunday, October 20, 2019

Blog Vacation Continues

This is a preprogrammed blog message.  If you're trying to reach me, I'm out of range.  We're celebrating our mother's 80th bithday south of the border.  I'm unable to have any contact until I return earl next week.  Have a great day.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Out of Blog Range Today

If you're trying to reach me these next several days, I'm out of range and out of the country.  This story is on automatic pilot.  I'm having some quality family time in Mexico.  Have a great day.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Sibling Time

Wilson and I are off for a 4day sibling adventure in Mexico.  It's the first time all of us will be together at the same time.  This is birthday month for our mother.  She's celebrating 80 years on the planet.  Unless you live in fort Knox, you probably won't see the family photo, a rare moment in time.  I'm thankful for this very special reunion and would like to thank the leadership team at my day job for granting me a couple of vacation days to make this opportunity happen.  Have a great day.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Avoiding the Sand Traps on Virtual Debt Reduction Golf Course

The month isn't over yet but I'm already able to predict this will be the third month in a row making par for the course.  I created a debt reduction game to help me achieve financial independence and it's finally working.

If I could offer one point to help others achieve financial independence, I would say this, pay attention to every daily decision you make no matter how small you think it is.  It's the seemingly insignificant choices that make the difference.  You will land in the sand traps if you aren't wary.  Follow this blog if you're interested in learning more about goal setting.  I'll be sharing progress reports to help you on your own debt reduction journey.  Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Washington Nationals Going to the World Series

Our family became Washington Nationals fans the day we met Jackie Barrett, the mother of a relief pitcher fighting to get back to the big leagues after a couple of horrific injuries.  Most people would have given up.  Jackie's son, Aaron, is in a league of his own.  He got called up in time to help his team advance to post season play.

Although Aaron is not on the post season roster, he is a valuable contributor and threw out the ceremonial first pitch in the team's wild card game in front of the home crowd.  This will be an exciting World Series for our family.  Wilson already met Jackie.  Our hope is to include Aaron's comeback story in one of the chapters in "Adventures with Wilson."  Go Nationals.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Birthday Surprise

It's official.  My mother is celebrating her birthday today.  She is 80 years young.  So, what do you give a mother of six who is a grandmother to countless granchildren?  My siblings had the best idea...time.  I thought their suggestion was impossible when several of them brought it up, but sometimes I forget about the one I follow, the one who turns water into wine, moves mountains, and walks on water.

Here's the scenario.  All five of my siblings and several nieces and a nephew are headed to Mexico for a grand birthday celebration this weekend.  And here's the icing on the cake.  Mom, if you're reading this, surprise... I'm celebrating with you.  I'll call you later to share the details.  By the way, this will be the first time in a long time that my siblings and me will all be together at the same time for a family photo with mom.  The last time this happened was when we were teenagers.

Yes, miracles do happen.  Happy birthday, mom.  I love you.  And a happy belated birthday to my cousin's wife and his youngest son who celebrated their birthdays yesterday.  Have a great day!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Dream big.  Your life will catch up.  The secret is to never give up.  I understand this firsthand.  If I'm guilty of something, it's that I sometimes thought my own dreams were impossible.  I sometimes underestimated God's power in my life.  I allowed doubts to creep in.

Your dreams are your ticket to a life well lived.  Your dreams are your seeds.  Plant them.  Nourish them.  Protect them.  Never allow anyone to destroy them.  Have a great day.