Monthly Archives: November 2011
Recently I read a commencement speech given by the late Steve Jobs to the 2005 Stanford University graduating class. In that speech he expounded on how our lives are like dots and as you look back you can connect the dots as to what brought you to the place where you are now. According to Jobs, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” read more . . .
When I was a young girl we moved from a house to another in an entirely different neighborhood. Those of us who were too young to help were shipped off to my older sisters’ house to stay until the entire move was completed. That evening, we were brought to that house and we were so excited. It was such a great house and my mother owned it. It was ours! read more . . .
Even when I tried to give up, I couldn’t. I tried, but I kept pushing forward and encouraging myself. Sometimes it appeared as though I was so exhausted I was going to drop. But I knew I had to keep forging ahead. If anyone has ever had to organize any event, you know what I’m talking about. You know that it is not by your might or power, but by God’s spirit that propels you forward against all odds. read more . . .
My mother used to say, “Jacqui, when you eat, your family eats.” In essence, I was a single woman with no children. When I became full, my whole family was full. When I slept, my family slept. When I worked, my family worked. I was an entity within myself. read more . . .
The other day I was rummaging at an estate sale hoping to find a lost treasure. Well, in my rummaging from floor to floor I finally made it down to the basement. As I was analyzing some other merchandise, something caught my attention across the room. I couldn’t believe it! It was the exact carpet cleaner I had been searching for and unable to find. Wow! They had three bottles-the exact amount I needed. read more. . .