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Things Are Not Always What They Seem

2013-02-22 by

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Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead the they were given a small space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied,’Things are not always as they seem.’

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed, where they could have a good night’s rest. When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their ownly cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field. The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older one how he could let that happen? ‘The first family had everything, yet you helped them. This family has nothing and shared all that they had with us and you let their cow die. Why?’

‘Things aren’t always what they seem,’ said the older angel.”

Aaaah…. Here’s the rest of the story…

The older angel explained that when they stayed in the mansion he had noticed there was gold hidden in the hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, the angel sealed the wall so he would never find it.

Then the next night as they slept in the farmer’s bed, the angel of death came for the farmer’s wife. The older angel explained, ‘I simply convinced him to take the cow instead.’

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out the way we think they should. With faith just trust that every outcome has a reason and a bright side.

The reason and its advantage may not be apparent until some time later…if ever.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

2011-11-22 by

Dear Family,

At this time, I’d like to wish you all a lovely day of thanks.

Please, spend this day looking around at all the good things in your life.

Look at the people who bring you joy, if only from time-to-time.

Look at the people who employ you, or hire your business.

Look at the invisible people – the people who serve you and deliver to you, day-to-day.

Look at your family, your friends.

See. There IS a lot to be thankful for.

I thank YOU!

We’ll be back in a week – after December 4th, with more TaxQuips, Tax Tips, Money Funnies and more.

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It's a WAHM Thing!

2011-11-15 by

Way back in the beginning, when the commercial Internet opened up, working mothers found that it was a great place to interact and share information. A variety of sites sprang up, help out, and fizzled out. Some survived.

Today, let me introduce you to the launch of a Work at Home Mom site that will endure. It’s founded by two savvy, successful women – Missy Ward and Rae Hoffman-Dolan. These two women are experts at tapping into the money stream on the Internet. They’ve learned to mine the affiliate marketing resources and create win-win-win situations.

Win-Win-Win?


  • Win 1 = They provide reliable, trustworthy information about good products, services and processes to their readers and followers.

  • Win 2 = They provide good customers to reliable online merchants.

  • Win 3 = They get paid for connecting the users and merchants. That’s how they make a living, without charging anyone to use their resources.


In the course of all that, despite all the travel, they’ve learned to bring some balance to their lives, naturally, after a bit of a struggle. They’ve helped put together business models that work, after others have failed in those same enterprises. They’ve earned the respect of their communities.

What’s in it for YOU?

Aside from a chance to win $200 in our grand opening Holiday Sweepstakes?

Missy and Rae have teamed up with several women who also have good reputations. We will teach you about managing your finances, taxes, kids and family; to do your marketing, to be more productive – and give you moments of pure inspiration, just when you need it.

We are opening up our treasure trove of knowledge and experience to help you bring balance, success and perhaps a little less stress to your lives.

It’s free. You don’t have to pay a thing. All you have to do is join us in this exciting adventure. Participate. Tell us about yourselves – and how we can help you.

And please, tell your friends!

Here’s to YOUR success – however YOU define it.

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Keep Your Fork

2011-08-05 by

There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things ‘in order,’ she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes.

She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in.

Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.

‘There’s one more thing,’ she said excitedly..

‘What’s that?’ came the Pastor’s reply.

‘This is very important,’ the young woman continued. ‘I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.’

The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to say.

That surprises you, doesn’t it?’ the young woman asked.

‘Well, to be honest, I’m puzzled by the request,’ said the Pastor.

The young woman explained. ‘My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, ‘Keep your fork.’ It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming…like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!’

So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder ‘What’s with the fork?’ Then I want you to tell them: ‘Keep your fork ..the best is yet to come.’

The Pastor’s eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young woman’s casket and they saw the cloak she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the Pastor heard the question, ‘What’s with the fork?’ And over and over he smiled.

During his message, the Pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.

He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come.

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed.
Cherish the time you have, and the memories you share.
Being friends with someone is not an opportunity, but a sweet responsibility.

Share this with everyone you consider a FRIEND…and I’ll bet this will be a message they do remember…
every time they pick up a fork!

Remember each day… KEEP YOUR FORK! The BEST is yet to come!




In honor of Sam Rosenwald, who lived a ‘take your fork” kind of life.




Courtesy of Roberta Livingston in Virginia makes everyone feel this way.

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Smile Starter

2011-07-08 by


In honor or my recovering from the flu – which I did not want to share with you.

Here is something I do want to share!


Smiling is infectious,

You catch it like the flu.

When someone smiled at me today,

I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner,

and someone saw my grin.

When he smiled I realized,

I’d passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile,

then I realized its worth.

A single smile just like mine,

could travel the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,

don’t leave it undetected.

Let’s start an epidemic quick,

and get the world infected!

INSTANTLY WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE SMILE STARTER, YOU MUST SEND IT ON



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