Archive for April, 2014

Assumptions – They Can Be Dangerous

I learned years ago about assumptions – they can be dangerous to an event.  It seems that some things never change and every time I forget that, I make a false assumption and things don’t go as I expect.

All of it comes back to awareness.  Leila and her caretaker went to a dinner and service at my temple.  Leila is very loved there but people are people and sit with friends and Leila and her caretaker were left by themselves except for some hello’s.  I’ve been knows to do that myself.  So when I was finally told about that I knew how it happened – I hadn’t made the folks aware.  They were actually stunned by the realization and it will not happen again.  I will always send a message to the Rabbi and a few other people prior to any event Leila will attend and I won’t be going with her.

Reminds me of the days when Leila went to regular Girl Scout Camp sessions.  She attended the equestrian sessions.  The one year I didn’t prepare the camp director and counselors about strategies with Leila, it was hard on everyone.  After that I always did and I received glowing reports of how she did and what she taught all of them.  Leila is  gift, but her special needs sometimes requires preparation by the people around her and also for herself.

I find this with other things I do.  I cannot assume the rehab will call me when my mother goes to the hospital on an emergency basis (they didn’t) or that the hospital will (they didn’t) or that my cousin will text me when he’s told someone will call me (he didn’t).

When an event is being put together, I have learned that I cannot assume anything will be done without reports to me and checking over and over.

So, I say again, except in some math problems, assumptions can be dangerous.

Wishing everyone happy holidays and wishing you a joyous melody in your heart and harmony in your life,

Wendy Weber, the Singing Network Marketer

 

I’m Back!

It’s hard to believe that I haven’t posted in over two years.  I’ve been busy with other things, but I’m back now.  There’s a lot to catch up with.

The best thing was that at the end of October 2013 I retired from my job I’d been at for 14 years – a 401(k) specialist at a large financial company.  They had a nice package and I’d had enough so I retired.

Retirement is when you find out how much people appreciated you, well, at least me.  I really hadn’t known the impact I had till I left.  I miss the people but not the job.  Not for one nano-second.  And if there’s a smaller unit of time, that, too.

I hundreds of people come and go from my department and team.  I miss choir there, but that was dead anyway – another sign that it was time to go.  I did receive a lifetime achievement for the United Way Talent show we had for the last several years.  I always did original music and parodies that pertained to my company and related things and always a tribute to United Way.  I don’t recall anyone performing ever did that besides me.

So that’s a start on catching you up.  Lots more to come.

I’m in the middle of Passover, so Chag Sameach to all my Jewish friends and family, and Happy Easter to those of you who observe that holiday.

And, be well.

Wishing you a joyous melody in your heart and harmony in your life,

Wendy Weber, the Singing Network Marketer