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Biting Off More Than You Construe

In plain simplicity, this is a big one. Every day I listen to at least one person tell their story about something that went on with them or with some other person or both in a less than favorable way. There is so much to learn from this little exercise because we are all so intertwined at the end of the day anyway right? As I told a close relative about a situation that I was having a bit of trouble with, he gave me an answer that I would have given to someone else. The only difference was, I needed to hear it from someone else at that very moment and I did.

    What we see and try to make sense of is usually based on our own rules and that is almost always true. I can tell you with the most blatant honesty that we will all see things differently no matter how long any of us live. I chose to write this post because I am becoming more and more aware of how I see things vs how they may really be. There are so many things that are said that are ultimately misconstrued in the end. It…

Hospitality Expanded

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I have been around the world in my own way. I can say that I have visited at least 40 countries or more. The thing that leaves the biggest impression in my mind is always how I was treated while I was there. I can remember each great restaurant, each person that went beyond the norm to make my experience great, and each place that just made my soul calm in an unexplainable way. These memories will never ever go away...

   The great thing is that I have some great memories of being served or treated way above the level right here in my own country as well. I have to make mention of the south because they know how to do it in such an effortless way that it gives me pause each and every time. Case in point. I traveled to Oklahoma City recently for business. This city is full of all that you would probably imagine it to be. There's lots of meat and cowboy boots and hotels, and cowboy hats and so on and so forth. Those are not the things that I am focusing on for the purpose of thi…