The Friday News… and we are back!
As you may have noticed there has been very little activity on this blog as we have been very busy with tasks that have needed to be done and in fact are still doing. Getting everything back to normal means starting out with the Friday News
You may have also noticed disruptions in the service on the community, while I have been working with my programmer to clean up the whole site and get everything working better, faster and smoother.
I’m unsure if you knew this but I am also a computer programmer and have to say that when I get a chance to roll up my sleeves and do this kind of work, you will see a big smile on my face. Not only do I enjoy programming but when I know that what I am doing is going to make a big difference for all of you, then I have to tell you, It feels very good. Thank you all for your patience while we get things done and I am hoping that it will be better very soon.
Diane has also been busy with a small project that I asked her to do and you will have noticed that she has not been around on the community or anywhere else for that matter. She sends her apologies and wanted to me to tell you that she has over 9000 reasons for not being around and she now knows how to sing ” 9000 beer on the wall.
She also but that she has started to hate that song and to prove it shares this video for you. With the serious stuff out of the way, you will be seeing her around a lot more.
Dave as always is busy with so many things, it’s hard to keep up with him lol, but I appreciate when he takes the time to be on the community or writing some very good and valuable posts for the blog.
Now what has been happening on the community that would be interesting to all of you? While everything you do on this community is valuable and interesting, there are always the highlights for the Friday News that will make me smile or have me thinking about different topics.
We have our credit contest winner(s) for the month of May and in order of winning and a hearty congratulation to all of you are these great members:
Please visit the Credit contest winner thread to let these great people know how you feel and don’t forget that by being active you might just be the member to win $100.00, just for being active.
Friday News Tip
Not too long ago there was a discussion on the wall about mentoring ( what does that term mean to you?) and we do have some great mentors on Alandpro. Jim Allen made a great point and it was to the effect that not all mentors say they are mentors ( I hope I am conveying this correctly Jim)but there are many people on Adlandpro who quietly help others.
Jim had noticed that Edward had been posting his daily devotionals on the wall in simple text and made the suggestion that people might see what Edward was sharing IF he added an image to the post ( because as we all know, people notice images). Edward thanked Jim for the good idea and started to add an image to his daily post about the bible devotionals.
Jim then gave the suggestion that adding a part of the devotional onto the daily post, would be helpful so that people would know what they would be reading about and once again Edward, felt it a good idea and put the idea into action.
Today Edward is sharing his daily devotionals and they look something like this
Jim was mentoring Edward, but Edward took the lessons being shared to heart and acted upon them. For mentoring to really work you need the person to share their expertise on any given topic and you need the person who is willing to open their minds to learn something new and apply it, so they can advance their own education or build their business.
How do you mentor others on Adlandpro?
Friday News Highlights from the Wall..
You are never too old to be a mom especially in the animal kingdom as seen by Hafiz on his wall post ( This is another image..take a look at the one baby with mom on Hafiz’s post)
Myrna Ferguson has shared a very funny post titled “puns for Educated Minds and I will not spoil it by putting it here..I will give you an example about what you will be reading
“No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.”
.. Check it out
It was nice to see Robert Szabo on the Adlandpro wall and a pleasure for me to read and share his post on the Friday News via Albert Einstein and Mahatma Gandi
Patricia Bartch shared a very enlightening YouTube video about useful dog tricks..
check it out and be prepared to see awesomeness
One last share.. Roy Leazer ask the question with this video ” What is valuable?”
Check it out and let him know what you feel.
As I said in the beginning Friday News, everything that people are sharing is valuable one way or another and its always difficult to choose what to share, I hope you have enjoyed these particular Adlandpro wall post shares and as always if you enjoyed what you have read, then share it with your friends on all your social places and maybe invite them to come on in. 🙂
Did I forget anything? yep! The inspirational corner.. enjoy!
A story about Patience
* We live in a world where we are always multi tasking doing this that and the other, forgetting at times that when hurried, we can miss the important things in life. The next time you become annoyed or frustrated, maybe remember this story.
A NYC Taxi driver wrote:
I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. ‘Just a minute’, answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90′s stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940′s movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.
There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware.
‘Would you carry my bag out to the car?’ she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman.
She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.
She kept thanking me for my kindness. ‘It’s nothing’, I told her.. ‘I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother to be treated.’
‘Oh, you’re such a good boy, she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, ‘Could you drive
‘It’s not the shortest way,’ I answered quickly..
‘Oh, I don’t mind,’ she said. ‘I’m in no hurry. I’m on my way to a hospice.
I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. ‘I don’t have any family left,’ she continued in a soft voice..’The doctor says I don’t have very long.’ I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.
‘What route would you like me to take?’ I asked.
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.
We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.
Sometimes she’d ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.
As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, ‘I’m tired.Let’s go now’.
We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.
Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move.
They must have been expecting her.
I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.
‘How much do I owe you?’ She asked, reaching into her purse.
‘Nothing,’ I said
‘You have to make a living,’ she answered.
‘There are other passengers,’ I responded.
Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug.She held onto me tightly.
‘You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,’ she said. ‘Thank you.’
I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light.. Behind me, a door shut.It was the sound of the closing of a life..
I didn’t pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day,I could hardly talk. What if that woman had gotten an angry driver,or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?
On a quick review, I don’t think that I have done anything more important in my life.
We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.
But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.