Thoughts for the Day

I wanted to start with this quote. After 50 something years on earth, I came to the realization that the main reason that we are here on earth is to help other. My late father was a deacon in the Catholic Church and his personal mission statement was to help others. He actually spent many years in the Helping Others group at St Luke’s Church. One day I met a gentleman at a retail store where I was picking up an item. He saw my name and asked me if I was Jim Thompson’s son and when I said yes he came around the counter and hugged me and started to cry. He told me that many years ago he lost his job and went to the church group and spoke to my father. The group had limited funds, so apparently my father paid his mortgage and groceries for several months until he was able to get back on his feet. A true humble servant because he never told anyone what he had done.

Sales is a noble profession despite the stereotypes that still exist. A professional salesperson will always deliver a message in a tactful manner making certain to embellish the benefits and minimize the risks. At the end of the day, the ultimate decision comes from the prospect. Sales is simply the art of helping a customer get what they want. At our radio station, we have a declaration of contribution on all of the salespeople’s desk from It states . . .

I will make good things happen for other people for those here now and for those who come after us. When things get tough and I fall short, I will remind myself Ican accomplish anything with time, effort, patience, and resilience – anything. When my situation is not the best I will do the best with what I have. I will be responsible and resourceful. I will get over myself and expect more of myself. I will be obligated to this world and the people in it. I will give more. I will enjoy more.



So I am on day four of vegetarianism after watching the movie ‘ What the health ” My sons are vegan and my daughter is vegetarian and it has finally rubbed off on me that I can become healthier and get proper nutrition and protein without eating beef, chicken or fish. Wish me luck.

If you are in a new relationship, here is a great quote. Enough said.

Lately, the fact that life is rushing by made me stop and think. As you know, I have suffered from clinical depression with two episodes in my life; one which was approximately 15 years ago and one more recently after my three surgeries. While you are suffered greatly from depression, you feel as if there are no positives in your life and you tend to give up or stop fighting. This results in apathy and a conscious decision to simply sit or lay around or even sleep the time away. The only time you escape from the depression is while you are sleeping. Unfortunately, a lot of time is wasted and this is time that you will never get back. So live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day. Enjoy.

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