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Sunday, December 02, 2018

I Am So Glad I Did Not Eat That Donut!


I Am So Glad I Did Not Eat That Donut!

Proof That One Should Do What They Say

By: Henry Ford at www.successisyou.org

On November 18th I attended a Book Signing, where I had the good fortune to meet Margaret Bernstein, Director of Advocacy & Community Initiatives at WKYC Channel 3 - Cleveland.  Margaret is a former newspaper columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is the author of several books, including Donuts with Dad.  Her competence, high visibility and warm personality has resulted in many fans and followers.

As I was leaving the Book Signing, Margaret offered me a donut from her Display Table.  After refusing several times, I finally decided to take one to go; and commented to Margaret that “I will take this to my wife.”  Fast forward to December 2nd. Margaret Bernstein has a Book Signing at my church, Mt. Zion of Oakwood Village. This time good fortune (and early arrival) caused us to cross paths as she was taking books into the church.  Once inside the church, I introduced Margaret and her daughter to my wife Dianne. After exchanging the customary “so nice to meet you” comments; Margaret asked Dianne, “Did you enjoy the donut I sent you?” Dianne’s response was; “I sure did, and Thank You!”

I was completely floored, but managed to ask Margaret; “Are you trying to get me busted?”  Of course, there was laughter from all involved; but only because I had been sincere and truthful in my intentions.  The obvious “what if” in this scenario is “what if I had eaten that donut?” Chances are that I may have felt the need to make up a lie (remember we’re in church), to cover up insincerity.  My credibility would have been weakened with Margaret, her daughter; and OH YES, with my wife Dianne. Even the great taste of a Glazed Donut cannot remove the bad aftertaste of insincerity.

Two  Facts From My Experience:
Margaret Bernstein has a great memory.
You should get your own donut and give it to someone you love (CLICK HERE!)

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving 2018


Reflections of  November 22, 1963

On November 22, 1963, a female co-worker, after cheering the death (by assassination) of John F. Kennedy, a president, war hero, husband, and father; turned to me, laughed, and asked, "Well, what are you people going to do now?"  Each day I answer that question in my compassion toward others.  

 - From Page 150 of Reflections and Perspectives by Henry Ford - 

Giving Thanks Today that we can rise above circumstances, surroundings, poisonous minds and tongues, and other forms of ignorance and hate. YES WE CAN!

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Absolute Auto Service Center - R. Alan Bigelow - 5 Point Rating


A 5 Point Rating without even touching my Car!  

How? Glad you asked.

  • Just hours before the end of the last workday before Thanksgiving they squeezed me in to replace my "bad"battery.
  • They didn't laugh at me when I discovered on the way to my appointment that an open trunk lid was likely the reason the battery kept going down overnight.
  • They already had a 5 Point Rating, so my experience just confirms it.


Put this on your "Be Careful List."  
  • Seems that even in a darkened garage, the trunk light is not likely to be noticed.
  • Also, the trunk release can be activated from several yards away (inside the house) through walls and doors.  Of course I checked that when I returned home.  


Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

GwenJBags - For Your Holiday Shopping (and beyond)


One of the great businesses featured at a recent event I attended (and just in time for your Holiday Shopping) is www.gwenjbags.com.

Please check out Gwen's page, and you also get the bonus of doing business with a very focused and personable young lady.