“Friends Along The Way”

Friendship love and truth

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I have always been a person that has tried to have an open mind. I try to get to know a variety of people because you never know when you may need that person. I’m grateful for all the people who I have met along the way in my life thus far. I have a couple of great people in my life but one in particular has taught me a valuable lesson about friendship.

This person has taught me to come outside my square and see some things that I needed to acknowledge within myself. I have learned to accept the things that I cannot change and know that I am a good person that someone can care about.  Sometimes what I may be feeling about my friend is misunderstood by me because I’m not speaking up. Slowly, I am learning to communicate in a way in which we understand each other better. Which makes us closer as friends.

We all have our faults but at the end of the day it is about what you can and will allow yourself to put up with. Friends put up with the crazy stuff that you may say and do. They tell you things that can heal your broken heart or make you soar to new heights. Sometimes they can be more of a family member to you then the ones that are related by blood.

Every now and then you may not understand a friends actions. It may hurt like hell because you think that maybe they are not a good person like you perceived. That’s when you may have to stop and realize we are all humans. Humans with different thoughts, feelings, and views and if you care for that friend, you talk about it. Being silent and holding bad feelings never got anyone, anywhere.

Friends come in all shapes, sizes, and color. They can be young with fresh ideas or old with a lot of wisdom. Whatever the case, care about them for who they are and love them because tomorrow is never promised.

Take care of each other. 🙂


“Do you BlogUpp?”

I was doing a Google search to find a submission search website for my blog. I found BlogUpp! The service is free to use and the system they have in place is very user-friendly.

My company is an online company and Social Media is the method I am using to advertise and market the company. BlogUpp gives you the opportunity to get readers for your blog as well as a way to create an email marketing list. All this on a “beer budget“…FREE!

I’m excited to start using the service. Clothes 4 Cures is important to me and I am very excited to expose the company to persons that will potentially offer their support. BlogUpp is an excellent way to achieve your marketing goals. 🙂

“Whatever Happened To Dreams?”

The other day I was reading about how two college kids that decided to leave their regular day jobs to pursue their dreams. They wanted to do that before time ran out. They wanted to see if they could make their dreams come true.

So many times you talk to people and their life is just so day-to-day. They once were people with dreams, hopes, and a desire to be something more. Not to say that their life is so boring but they want to see and do all that life has to offer, on their terms. For some reason that dream got lost and before they knew it, the day-to-day has become the safe route.

I have had so many blessings in my life but I still have the desire to dream. At this stage in my life I want to know the outcome of a dream that I have and how I can make a greater contribution to the world. I know the risk that are involved but more important I will know the end result.

What’s your dream? 🙂

“Can You Help Me Please?”

Ok, so I have decided to start my own t-shirt company. Clothes 4 Cures is an online t-shirt company that will donate a portion of all sales to the awareness of HIV/AIDS. I am so excited about what I can contribute to my community and the world. I feel good about my accomplishments so far and I am using my research and development skills to make my business a success. As with all good plans, a stumbling block has occurred.

I graduated from a program that has been getting a lot of press and positive feedback. Being a graduate of this program I am using all the resources that they have given to me, but one particular resource has fallen short in the game. No I will not mention the name of the resource because they still have time to fix the issue!

I have tried to contact the resource through the Internet online inquiry form but after a month of waiting, still no response. Then after my reunion for FastTrac on May 24, 2010, I stopped by their office at TechTown, and still no luck. Well by now I am frustrated that they have not even made an attempt to reach out to me. WOW…some resource!

If you review their brochure it states, “… is a grassroots advocate for small businesses working in partnership with local resources to strengthen companies. ….works hard throughout the state to uncover opportunities and build relationships with organizations providing the extra assistance that makes a real difference to entrepreneurs.” Those are great things to do but how quickly do you perform them?

Starting a business or being in business is scary enough. Reaching out for help and not getting any type of response can make a business owner nervous. With a lot of attention being focused on bringing back a thriving economy having a resource to go to makes that rode a little easy to travel.

Well, because I still have not heard from a rep, I decided to go to the SBA and SCORE for help. I put in a request for services through the online inquiry form and a SCORE rep called me back within 2 hours. I have an appointment next Wednesday to see the SCORE rep.

T-Shirt Company Plans Donations to HIV/AIDS

WOW! The time is almost here! The launch of my new company, Clothes 4 Cures! I am so excited! I have been in business for over 4 years as a franchise owner but this company is one of my proudest accomplishments.

It touches my heart because I will be able to help others out with my custom t-shirts. Clothes 4 Cures is an online t-shirt company that will donate 10% of all proceeds to Until There’s A Cure Foundation. I selected this organization because I have been touched by HIV/AIDS through a very dear loved one.

It’s funny…I have heard people say that you will know what your purpose is in life because it will speak to you. That saying is true. I felt moved to start this company so I can be apart of something bigger then myself.

I am excited about Clothes 4 Cures and working with Until There’s A Cure Foundation, a national HIV/AIDS awareness organization. Stay tuned for information as my company unfolds.

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