Archive for November, 2013

Dear Friends,
This past week I lost a dear friend to cancer, one of my employees. The entire company was shaken up by his sudden death. Even though we knew he was fighting cancer, we were not ready to lose him so soon. This situation has made me reflect on my own mortality and all my relationships. I live with the awareness that I can be gone today and that my loved ones could be gone as well. It is for that reason that I always express my feelings towards all my friends and family. All of those who know me know how much I appreciate them, how much I love them, and that I am here for them in a time of need.

Today, I encourage you to tell your loved ones how much you love them. Tell them often, tell them in words, tell them with hugs—lots of hugs, tell them in writing—write them letters of love, tell them with actions—do something for them that only people who loves them would do. Don’t wait until it’s too late. There may not be a tomorrow.

My motto: Live my life as if today is my last day. Treat others as if today is the last day I will see them.

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Dear Friends,
Have you ever wondered if you’re in the place that God wants you to be? The place where you can be the most effective to work for the Kingdom of God? I have been reflecting on that lately and have been praying for God to give me the opportunity to use me fully where I am. I truly believe our jobs go beyond doing a physical job in the workplace. I believe that God has called us to be where we are for a purpose and we need to fulfill that purpose while we’re there.

We all have a sphere of influence, a circle of friends and family, and also the circle of friends and colleagues in the workplace. How we behave, how we treat others, and the decisions we make—especially when we are in leadership positions—affect others in many ways. Co-workers observe our actions and from there they decide if we are walking the Christian walk or not. Words are nothing without corresponding actions.

Today I encourage you to reflect on the reasons why God has you in the place of work where you are during this time in your life. I encourage you to seek God and ask Him to show you ways where you can be a light in the workplace and to show you ways where you can show His love to others. I will do the same.

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