Wednesday, December 01, 2021

God's Timing and Will is Perfect. A DESPERATE PLEA FOR CHRISTMAS... POLICE STOP MY CAR.. HAVE A GREAT DAY & FEEL GOOD.....

 A REALLY GOOD FEEL GOOD STORY

Nicky had a profound impact on that store. His presence changed a lot of people. Today I believe with every fiber of my body that Nicky's hiring was no accident. God's Timing and Will is Perfect.

“In 1979, I was managing a Wendy's in Port Richey, Florida. Unlike today, staffing was never a real problem, but I was searching for a someone to work three hours a day only at lunch. I went thru all my applications and most were all looking for full time or at least 20 hours per week. I found one however, buried at the bottom of a four-inch stack that was only looking for lunch part-time. His name was Nicky. Hadn't met him but thought I would give him a call and see if he could stop by for an interview. When I called, he wasn't in but his mom said she would make sure he would be there.
At the accorded time, Nicky walked in. One of those moments when my heart went in my throat. Nicky had Downs Syndrome. His physical appearance was a giveaway and his speech only reinforced the obvious. I was young and sheltered. Had never interacted on a professional level with a developmentally disabled person. I had no clue what to do, so I went ahead and interviewed him.
He was a wonderful young man. Great outlook.
Task focused. Excited to be alive. For only reasons God knew at that time, I hired him. 3 hours a day, 3 days a week to run a grill. I let the staff know what to expect. Predictably, the crew made sure I got the message, "no one wants to work with a retard."
To this day I find that word offensive. We had a crew meeting, cleared the air, and prepared for his arrival. Nicky showed up for work right on time.
He was so excited to be working. He stood at the time clock literally shaking with anticipation. He clocked in and started his training. Couldn't multi task, but was a machine on the grill. Now for the fascinating part.....
Back in that day, there were no computer screens to work from. Every order was called by the cashier.
It required a great deal of concentration on the part of all production staff to get the order right.
While Nicky was training during his first shift, the sandwich maker next to him asked the grillman/trainer what was on the next sandwich. Nicky replied,"single, no pickle no onion." A few minutes later it happened again. It was then that we discovered Nicky had a hidden and valuable skill.
He memorized everything he heard!  Photographic hearing! WHAT A SKILL SET. It took 3 days and every sandwich maker requested to work with Nicky. He immediately was accepted by the entire crew. After his shift he would join the rest of his crew family, drinking Coke like it was water! It was then that they discovered another Rainman-esque trait. Nicky was a walking/talking perpetual calendar! With a perpetual calendar as a reference, they would sit for hours asking him what day of the week was December 22, 1847. He never missed.
This uncanny trait mesmerized the crew.
His mom would come in at 2 to pick him up.
More times than not, the crew would be back there with him hamming it up. As I went to get him from the back, his mom said something I will never forget. "Let him stay there as long as he wants.
He has never been accepted anywhere like he has been here." I excused myself and dried my eyes, humbled and broken-hearted at the lesson I just learned.
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A DESPERATE PLEA FOR CHRISTMAS...

I don’t mean to be a Grinch, however.... to those of you who are placing Christmas lights/decorations in your yards, would you please avoid anything that has Red or Blue flashing lights together!! Every time I come around the corner, I think it's the police and I have a panic attack. I have to brake hard, toss my margarita out the window, fasten my seat belt, throw my phone on the floor, turn my radio down, and push the gun under the seat. All while trying to drive. It's just too much drama, even for Christmas. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

A Little Golf At Pleasant Valley Lancaster. Ohio... Mark Twain.... Wisdom Jokes & Travel... WHAT TOILET PAPER DO YOU WEAR????? POOH AND A DIFFICULT DAY

 























"Today was a Difficult Day," said Pooh.
There was a pause.
"Do you want to talk about it?" asked Piglet.
"No," said Pooh after a bit. "No, I don't think I do."
"That's okay," said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend.
"What are you doing?" asked Pooh.
"Nothing, really," said Piglet. "Only, I know what Difficult Days are like. I quite often don't feel like talking about it on my Difficult Days either.
"But goodness," continued Piglet, "Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you've got someone there for you. And I'll always be here for you, Pooh."
And as Pooh sat there, working through in his head his Difficult Day, while the solid, reliable Piglet sat next to him quietly, swinging his little legs...he thought that his best friend had never been more right."
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I hope that you have a piglet in your life when you have a difficult day
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Today's Quotes::: If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”
“Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.”
“I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.”
“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.”
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
“History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”
― Mark Twain

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

WISDOM WISDOM JOKES JOKES TRAVEL TRAVEL .... MONTPELIER MONTPELIER... KRAMPUS WANTS TO KNOW...MY QUALITY TIME BLOG

 The lyrics are just as relevant today as they were when they were written!!!


Today's Quotes::: “I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.”

“When a writer tries to explain too much, he's out of time before he begins.”
"Two important things are to have a genuine interest in people and to be kind to them. Kindness, I've discovered, is everything."
“Sometimes love is stronger than a man's convictions.”
“When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself”
“If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.”
― Isaac Bashevis Singer
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It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”
“A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”
“In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.”
“If a thing loves, it is infinite.”
"To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour."
― William Blake
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ANYWAY HAVE A GREAT DAY... J.T.






Sunday, November 21, 2021

MY QUALITY TIME BLOG #WISDOM #JOKES & #TRAVEL.. Spirituality Spirituality MORE WISDOM.. HOCKING HILLS OHIO.. HIKING.....TREES... LOVE OF NATURE & Much More

 


MY QUALITY TIME BLOG #WISDOM #JOKES & #TRAVEL..


Today's Quotes:::: "The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own."

"In the best of times, our days are numbered anyway. So it would be a crime against nature for any generation to take the world crisis so solemnly that it put off enjoying those things for which we were designed in the first place: the opportunity to do good work, to enjoy friends, to fall in love, to hit a ball, and to bounce a baby."
"A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it."
"Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence."
- Alistair Cooke
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The whole world paused this morning.
Do you know why? Because an 8 year old’s tank was empty.
The boys had already started their school day at their desks and I was preparing to leave for work when I noticed my littlest standing in the bathroom wiping his face.
I paused at the door and asked if he was okay. He looked up with tears silently dripping and shook his head. When I questioned if something happened, again he shook his head.
So I sat on the side of the tub and pulled him in my lap. I told him sometimes our heart tanks feel empty and need to be refilled.
He cried into my chest and I held tight.
I asked if he could feel my love filling him up?
A nod, and tears stopped...
I waited a minute...
‘Has it reached your toes yet?’
He shook his head no...
‘Okay man. We will take as long as you need. Work doesn’t matter right now. School isn’t important either. This right here, is the most important thing today, okay? Filling you back to the top. Is that good?’
*nods*
One more minute...
‘Is your heart full of mamas love now?’
‘Yeah...’
*looks in his eyes* I see it shining in there, you’re full to the top, and you’re smiling!
Y’all. You may not be 8- you may be 28, 38, 48 or whatever- but ALL of us run on empty just like he did. His weekend was so busy and so full and his little soul was just dry!!!
We all have to pause, and take a moment to refill with the good things. Scripture, prayer, sunshine, worship, song, laughter, friends, hugs. Refill your empty, or you’ll find those emotions (tears, anger, snappy words) overflowing with no reason why.
Take a moment. Refill. It’s the most important part of your day!
























As Always Linda and I hope you have a great day.....

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