Wherever we go whatever we do, people and events have an impact on our lives.  How we allow it all to impact our lives is what is really important.  There are positive individuals whom affect us everyday.  They brighten our lives and fill us with joy.  Unfortunately, many of our workmates do the exact opposite.  If they are too irritable on a daily basis, demanding, bossy, and often rude, they impact our day in a negative way.  I work with man who is all of that and more.  He often loses his temper.  He is wealthy and doesn’t understand that everyone else has to work.  He is only working because it was a stipulation in the trust his father left him.  He certainly cannot qualify as a playboy so he is a very lonely person.  His only friends are those that sponge off him for dinners, holidays, and other social events.  It’s really sad when you think about it.  I also work with Miss Patty.  She brings joy into my life everyday.  We laugh together.  Frequently the work is challenging and we deal with clients who are difficult.  However, through it all we manage to enjoy each other’s company.  We are not even in the same office which makes it even more challenging.  In the Good Gus series there are positive and negative people and experiences.  All books end happily.  In some parts of the world there is still snow and it’s a rainy day.  That is what makes the series convenient on Kindle.  Remember, anyone in San Diego can also find it at the UPS Store in Tierrasanta, California.  The impact on an inheritance for the beneficiaries for many of the characters in “Misplaced Trust” may amaze you and possibly shock you.  The book is an ideal read if you have an older widowed parent.  There are still senior con men and women who will fleece anyone they can.  My neighbor’s mother-in-law was used and the man stole at least $50,000.00 or approximately 38,500 Euros.  The book can be easily found at these great websites: 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster,  Scribd and Tolino.

People behave one way in the public eye and a different way behind closed doors. To the outside world they look perfect.  There is actually a Hallmark movie entitled, “Perfect on Paper.”  Many people do look that way but underneath there is an entirely different person.  When they are in the public eye they appear to be kind, considerate, thoughtful, and always doing the right thing.  Unfortunately, these are the same people who beat their wives and children, cheat on their partners, falsify their taxes, or are serial killers.  They also fake illness or injury to go on disability in western countries.  They don’t work and claim everything is too difficult.  However, when they believe no one is watching they lift weights, work at side jobs for cash, and in general do whatever a non-disability person would do in their daily lives. They are so good at acting that they are convincing to the public eye.  Unfortunately, when they are exposed they become vicious, violent and revengeful.  If you have ever met anyone like that you can clearly see that they are what the real definition of a narcissist is.  It goes beyond being selfish.  Often by the time a man and particularly a woman figure it all out it is too late.  They are already married, possibly with children, and have a difficult life ahead of them.  It are really falls into the phony category.  Every character in the Good Gus series is exactly as I wrote them.  They are real in the sense that they appear as they were meant to be with good and bad traits.  Available on Kindle and the UPS store in Tierrasanta, California, it is an ideal choice for the young readers for Easter.  A few of the characters in “Misplaced Trust” clearly behaved appropriately in the public eye but when it came down to the money, they were completely the opposite.  It is available at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster,  Scribd and Tolino.

When individuals embark on a specific career path, it is frequently the only direction their lives take.  It seems to become all encompassing and the only important thing in their lives.  They tend to put their job above everything including family, friends, and even enjoying a happy life.  Their every waking thought is about their job.  They focus on how they can get ahead, make more money, and remove any and all obstacles for their success.  How often have you heard a person say that they don’t have time for a relationship, a family, or social activities.  They continue on that those events can wait.  Sadly, before they realize it, they are past their prime and still so engrossed in their work life that they have no personal life.  There are many movies about individuals who are so caught up in their career path that it usually takes a catastrophic event that makes them wake up and realize what they are missing out.  There is a wonderful Hallmark Christmas movie starring Shirley MacLaine that epitomises that very topic.  A woman too busy working and talking on the phone ends up in a horrific accident.  The angel, Shirley MacLaine, appears and forces her to realize that she is not only wasting her life but has ignored her family.  Sometimes in life we just need to take stalk of what is really happening, appreciate all the positive and try to discard the negative.  Great day today for the Good Gus series books at Balboa Park, San Diego, California.  Everyone is loving the new business cards.  Remember it is always available online with Kindle, and the UPS store in Tierrasanta, California.  “Misplaced Trust” tends to let the people who only utilized their careers in life, with little happiness including family and friends.  They frequently end up trying to determine which charity will appreciate their life’s work.  It is readily available at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster,  Scribd and Tolino.

When you read the news, do you wonder why so many individuals cause harm to others? There is a great deal of violence in today’s society, but in addition children are now growing up with it in their daily lives and on video games.  The preponderance of actual crime continues to increase worldwide.  A daily diet of violent video games, TV shows and movies has to affect a young brain.  It makes them believe that this is the correct way of life.  The instant losing of a temper, overreaction, bullying, mean insults and provocation all lead the children who watch these show  to become instantly violent.  It’s amazing that a five year old can figure out how to shoot a gun and kill his sibling.  Everyone is in shock, but shouldn’t they recognize that he had to learn this from somewhere? What usually occurs is the blame game.  Each parent blames the other and what really matters is that they should have paid better attention to their child so he or she wouldn’t harm anyone.  Sadly, they grow into adults who end up filling the jails and prisons.  Many individuals believe that they didn’t really do any harm if no one was hurt.  Lori Loughlin can’t seem to grasp that what she did was clearly unfair to the students who did work hard and the parents who worked two and three jobs so they would have a fine education and no student loans.  We try to teach our children to be kind and not harm anyone but it’s not only about acts, it’s also words.  We teach by example and that is what really matters.  In the Good Gus series, no one harms anyone.  Occasionally, in a few stories the children do get injured but not by the hand of another character.  Available tomorrow at Balboa Park, San Diego, UPS store everyday in Tierransanta, California and of course online at Kindle, the books are a great idea for Easter.  Today I met a woman who loved the idea of “Misplaced Trust.”  Not only did she plan on purchasing it, but she wants to show many of the seniors at their senior dance tonight so they clearly understand that life can give you a new twist.  You can find it at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster,  Scribd and Tolino.

Many individuals believe that they are more valuable than others. Individuals who have suddenly been elevated to a position of power, instantly they believe they are more important or valuable than what they consider are the underlings. In my Home Owners Association, a man was recently appointed president of the organization.  To say it has gone totally to his head is an understatement.  He believes he is beyond reproach, above everyone and that whatever he may say is 100% accurate and the truth.  Unfortunately, he is lacking in basic knowledge regarding business and believes he can do no wrong.  Just because he was an employee accountant, does not qualify him to understand business nor the issues of an HOA.    We are all valuable yet there are people who believe that they are more important for any number of reasons especially if they are rich.  Lori Loughlin appears to be under the impression that because she is rich and famous  she won’t go to prison and the authorities will go easy on her.  This is where she is completely wrong.  As valuable as she may be as a actress and contributor the tax base in the United States, the people who hold her fate in their hands  do not have the same money or fame that she has.  In addition, they want to make an example of her.  The average person understands but her expensive attorneys have never faced jail time so it’s not quite the same for them.  I hope she wakes up soon.  In the Good Gus series, everyone was a valuable citizen, child or adult.  Based on adventures and small amounts of drama in the old west, the books offer an excellent choice for the young reader to stimulate their imaginations.  Easily available on Kindle, and now the  UPS store in Tierrasanta, California it’s a great gift for Easter.  Many of the characters in “Misplaced Trust” fail to recognize the valuable gifts and treasures bestowed upon them.  The book is only a click away at these fine websites: 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster,  Scribd and Tolino.

Anyone who has back issues should pay attention to exercises. Many individuals believe that they can keep doing certain exercises which are harmful to their back.  It only increases the discomfort and pain.  Sit-ups for example, put unnecessary pressure on your discs and spine.  It may sound good in theory, but it does affect any back issues a person may have.  Unless a person is properly trained by a fitness expert, squats should be ruled out.  If you do the wall type, it won’t affect you.  Many people believe that boxing is the key to physical fitness.  However, if you have back issues it will make everything worse.  It is a rough sport.  You can also be injured probably not as severe as many of the famous boxers such as Mohammed Ali.  Many people don’t realize that certain sports may be fun when you are young, but will give you a lifetime of pain.  Have you ever met a football player that didn’t have health issues?  Look at the number of times they are knocked to the ground and then massive amounts of weigh pile on them.  That alone would cause multiple problems along with back issues. Many boxers also jump rope.  It causes tremendous pressure on a person’s joints.  You are better off, at least for your back, to try swimming.  It is cardio along with use of many muscles.  In the Good Gus series, the citizens had to learn how to lift and carry items to avoid back issues.  Available on Kindle and the UPS store in Tierrasanta, California, as well as our website, the stories lend a certain mystery to the old west giving the young reader a different perspective on life.  For the adults, “Misplaced Trust” is always available.  You can find it at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

children's books, Good Gus Books The world is full of impostors. There are numerous movies about people pretending to be someone else in various careers. The pretenders can act so well and have just enough knowledge to be a doctor, a pilot, or even a CEO. The worst part about impostors is they are frequently the people you meet in every day life. On the surface they appear genuine and real. However, once you spend any time with them and get to know them you begin to realize that they are fake. Narcissists are very good at this. In the beginning they seem ideal. For many women they appear to be the ideal future husband and family man. Once, however, after a  year or so passes their true self begins to emerge. Then you see the ugly truth and the side of who they really are. What can you do if this happens to you in your life? The best thing is to remove yourself from the situation. It will never get any better. It will only become worse. It’s also difficult if you have children because the impostor makes them feel like he or she really loves them when in reality they can only love one person themselves. If they were decent human beings they would never pose in any manner and just let their true self shine. They used to call  the men, con men, phonies, but the reality is that this type of person, whether it is a man or a woman, will break your heart. If people could just learn to be real all the time life could be so much better. Whether we have good traits or bad traits we can certainly overcome the negativity and be more positive in our daily lives and when we are in a  relationship. In the Good Gus series, available on Kindle, you could easily see that Bad Bart was an impostor. He claimed to be the baddest cowboy in all of Texas but once it came right down to it he melted. Books sales today again at Balboa Park, in San Diego, were brisk. Everyone loves the new business cards. You can also find the books at the UPS store in Tierrasanta, California. In many of the chapters in “Misplaced Trust,”  the characters were truly impostors. Several of the female characters pretended  to love the men only to obtain all their money. You can easily find the book at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

When we look at our ancestry, we also learn about what diseases or conditions we may inherit. The new DNA tests can give us a guide based on our ancestry to find out a few facts.  It is extremely helpful to a person who is adopted and they often have no idea what they may have inherited.  For example, the Irish are known for having weak lungs.  It is due primarily to the use of peat in the fireplace to keep warm during cold winter nights.  Type I diabetes, up until recently, was believed to be inherited.  Now they are beginning to discover the exposure to pesticides and pollution may also be factors.  Many individuals are frightened if they have a parent or relative with Alzheimer’s.  Scientists are not sure now.  I know a couple who each had one parent with Alzheimer’s.  They have wondered if their children would inherit it.  The truth about the disease is that there are really many factors than can lead to it.  Most older adults start to exercise too late in life.  A friend of mine recently had a heart attack.  He can barely walk from his home to his car.  He plans on increasing his walking until he can go to the pool.  A former doctor of Hugh Hefner’s dad didn’t start exercising until he was sixty-five.  Just by swimming every day, watching his diet, he lived to 95 1/2.  He passed while getting out of the pool. Whatever conditions may be in your DNA, that you may or may not inherit, just by keeping active and eating a sensible diet,  may be the two factors that will give you a long and healthly life.  In the Good Gus series, the ages of the characters varied.  There was really no discussions about the possibility of inheriting any type of disease or condition.  Available on Kindle,  the UPS store in Tierrasanta, California, and tomorrow at Balboa Park, San Diego, California, you now have options for new reading for the children in your life.  “Misplaced Trust” is all about what a person may inherit.  I was explaining this to an individual today and told her about one chapter that she found amazing.  It is available at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

When we are at the gym working out, there are a surprising number of annoyances of gym habits that people need to eliminate. First off the people who tend to grunt and groan when they lift weights that are clearly too heavy for them.  Then they let them smash to the floor.   I was once told that this type of gym habit emanates from individuals who have previous been in prison.  Many people find it annoying that the other participants receive phone calls and then carry on lengthy conversations.  The polite and considerate thing to do would be to remove yourself from the exercise and weight areas.  Next would be the individuals who sweat all over the equipment and then don’t wipe it down.  All gyms have either wipes or a spray with paper towels. It is revolting when you decide to move to another machine and you see a person finishing, dripping sweat, and then walk away.  It requires extra cleaning. Leaving the weights off the rack and scattered about the floor seems almost lazy.  No one’s mother is there to pick up after them.  Lastly, going to the gym while sick.  Not only is it bad for you but you then pass your germs to everyone who is there trying to become healthy.  In the Good Gus series, there were no bad gym habits because there were no gyms.  The citizens of Pecos had their own personal workouts farming, black smiting, tending to cattle, etc.  Available on Kindle, it is an ideal choice for a positive influence on young readers.  It is also available at the UPS store in Tierrasanta, California.  If the characters in “Misplaced Trust” had spent more time at the gym, they might have lived longer.  If you are the administrator for a trust, the book is an ideal read. You can find it at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

The media believes that anyone can be criticized, gossiped about, insulted and even shamed. What is appalling is that they feel the need to include children, particularly those of famous individuals, politicians or celebrities.  If any of their children do anything, express a thought, it is automatically publicized and usually in a negative way.  Famous people often say, “Bad publicity is good as it it is still publicity.”  The media needs to have a set of guidelines for the children.  The Trumps’ son, Baron, is kept of out the media as much as possible.  I am sure that the parents want him to have a reasonably normal life.  The Jolie-Pitts child, Shiloh, is under attack for a gender change.  It is really none of the media’s business yet they want to sell ads and headlines.  If they want to write about children, there should be more articles about the boy who taught an autistic boy how to skateboard on his birthday.  The boy had a great birthday and learned a skill that other children already knew.  There is so much negativity in the media that to search further to include children shows a lack of compassion, morals, values and ethics.  Money is important and surely we all need it, but not at the cost of hurting children.  In the Good Gus series, the only media available was the local newspaper.  Available on Kindle, and at the UPS store in Tierrasanta, California, the stories offer an insight to life in the late 1800’s.  All the children I have read to love the adventures and the characters.  It is rare that the media is involved with anyone handling the administration of a trust. “Misplaced Trust” includes the positives and negatives in handling difficult situations.  You can read the book at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

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