Saturday, December 22, 2018

Merry Christmas and I'll take a Chance on You

Greetings friends!

A couple days ago I went to a retirement party of a colleague.  He talked about how he had started his long career.  It began when he walked in and asked for a job, and the man behind the counter said “I’ll  take a chance on you” and started him in a temporary hourly position.  From there on out, as he advanced, again each person of authority said the same, “I’ll take a chance on you”.  And when my friend had advanced to a position where he could be a source of help and guidance to others, he stayed and excelled in his role.  And his parting words to us, his well-wishers, were to reach out and keep trying until you find your niche, and remember to take a chance on others and help your fellow man anytime you can.

With that, it is a great message to take into 2019.  And I understood what my friend had said, as I too have been the recipient of many opportunities where people gave me a chance.  I hope I have helped others along my pathway as well. I have come a long way, but I still have a ways to go. So I’ll continue to reach for the stars and put one foot in front of me all the while to be mindful to help others as I continue on my journey.

As 2018 draws to an end, it has been a year filled with more ups than downs and I know I am truly blessed.   I have found a wonderful partner who is my rock( fair to say we both took a chance on each other), we have great families and friends and we know every day is a gift from God.

A beautiful winter sunrise on my little piece of heaven
My rock
With that, I wish only the best for you in 2019, and hope as you seek what inspires you, that others will give you a chance to shine and that you will the same for others.
Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.  All my best, Gayle

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