"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Saturday, October 15, 2011

My Slow Takes (vol. 19)

1. Verizon Fios has a new commercial that made me laugh. 

It starts with "Mom" coming in the son's room where he is "on the computer."
She questions as to whether he is playing with his friends. He tells her he his and changes his computer screen so that she can see his friend. Well, Mom sees his friends Mom and they begin talking. After a moment Dad shows up with his laptop and headset ...  "I thought we were storming the castle .... " 

Then his son points to the two Moms.

Well, I thought it was funny.

2. The Buffalo Bills are 4 and 1. Their best start in ........ well, a very long time. In addition to that, the Buffalo Sabers beat the Ducks Friday and the Kings on Saturday.

It was a great sports weekend for Buffalo fans.

3. Our oldest son Eric sent me information about Dennis Richie. He died last weekend at the age of 70. He was know as the "father of C Programing and UNIX." My son's point was that he was just as ingenious as Steve Jobs but did not have the recognition. My thought was that he was probably a humble man who was content just doing what he loved. Not all of us get into the "limelight" and we don't have to. Dennis and Steve were both great technological people who touched our lives. Interesting that they both died during the same time period.

4. Guthrie works for a large utility organization. Whenever they are planning a new project they have to go through a proposal process and then present it to a review board. The review is called CTOBPF. (Check This Out Before Proceeding Forward) It is a long process usually taking four to five days to complete.

Each department lead is responsible for explaining the process they follow and then showing the process flow in presentation form. When that section is completed the CTOBPF then presents its findings in another series of presentation. A percentage is assigned to each process and the total must score 75% or higher, depending on the situation. 

Guthrie spent the entire week gathering data and making presentations. When the CTOBPF group did their presentation on Friday Guthrie's section past with high scores. Fortunately the entire process did well and now the project will be able to start as planned.

So you're wondering why I'm telling you this. Well, we all have to deal with things in our daily lives that are stressful. Sometimes we question ourselves and feel "why me." This is the time when we have to be strong in our faith and know that no matter what we are going through God is there.

It's human nature to loose confidence or courage when life is not going the way we want it to. This is not easy but we can work through it . Just take the time to talk to God. Ask Him for help and strength to get through your day and He will provide it. 

God bless and enjoy your weekend.

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