All of us are customers of some businesses, and many of us have customers of our own businesses. We can probably name some companies that do not seem to care about their customers, even taking advantage of them. But instead of focusing on that, I choose to focus on the positive instead of the negative. We should acknowledge when companies show they appreciate us in ways that they do not have to. I have had some great examples of customer service lately, and I will remain a loyal customer of these businesses. Continue reading
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A recent photo of Mike and me.
You may be singing the song by the same name as the title of this post. This powerful song was sung beautifully by Whitney Houston. Unfortunately, Whitney Houston apparently did not live by the words of her song. Sadly, it is too late for her, but not for us. On Valentine’s Day, it is fitting to think about love, and not just love of God or love of others but love of self. Continue reading
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Tagged A Year in the Life of a Recovering Spendaholic, best self, Bryan Townsend, faith, family, Fralix, friends, Greatest Love of All, happy life, healthy self-esteem, husband, Judy Townsend, life's challenges, love, love self, loving, mental health, Mike Fralix, Patti Fralix, romantic love, self, self love, strength, The Fralix Group, Valentine's Day, Whitney Houston
Recently I wrote about the different types of relationships we have. Some are for a reason, some for a season, and some for a lifetime. The past few days I spent time with a couple of friends and their families in Alabama who are friends for a lifetime. Our visits reinforced to me why these are friends who I am bonded to forever. Continue reading
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Dad (at 94) and Uncle Barry (at 87) Thanksgiving 2017
This is a hard time of the year. The holidays with all of their magic and fun are over, and we are left with cleaning up and putting away. Winter has settled in, with many parts of the country having more snow and bad weather conditions than ever seen before. Christmas bills have arrived, and it is amazing how much was spent on so few people. For many people, excess weight has also settled in, and the New Year’s resolutions to hit the gyms to get back in shape have given way to settling in and staying warm. We are two to three months away from relief from winter. It would be easy to get despondent, with not much to look forward to soon. But we should not give in to this seasonal sadness, for we have so much to be grateful for. Continue reading
Posted in best self, change, life
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Peaceful and loving language does not include obscenities.
I am fully prepared that this may be one of my most controversial posts. So be it. I am willing to suffer the backlash if it comes.
Posted in best self, conflict, life
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