Life is all consuming. Sometimes we become overwhelmed with all the details.  For many people work is all consuming.  They become so involved that they forget about their families. They believe that by working late they are doing the best job they can for their families.  Sadly, they are not.  If they allow the job to overcome them, they end up with no family, poor health and very few friends.  There are videos all the time on the internet on Facebook about dads and even mums trying to earn money and working late just to please their boss.  In the end, many of the hard working people end up without the promotion, the raise or a corner office because they weren’t savvy enough to play the politics game. They thought that their work would shine and it did.  However, frequently a co-worker would take credit, claim that the employee was part of his or her team, etc.  It’s not fair but that is the real world.  There always needs to be a balance.  Respecting yourself and your family needs to placed above your job. My late husband would become all consuming on the few occasions he made breakfast.  He liked eggs over easy.  However, if it broke, he threw it away.  There were times he would throw out almost a dozen of eggs.  In the Good Gus series, children tend to be all consuming when it comes to playing.  In book twenty, “The Flying Cat,” JC becomes all consumed in rescuing a cat. He even risks himself.  The series is available at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” has characters who have one all consuming goal in mind.  That is to get all the money and cheat everyone else.  The book is available at these fine websites: 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.


For two days people have been reacting to a blue frog that a neighbor placed on their lawn.  First of all, it’s a statute.  Given the problems we are all facing why is an entire community and the internet concerned about this? It’s beyond nit picking.  People are so focused on the minute details, that they miss the big picture.  They should be grateful that they live in a nice neighborhood and have a home.  It’s all the pettiness in life that people focus on and then it blows out of proportion.  Would it have mattered if they put an angel, a dog, a cat, a sign or a rainbow?  Sure the blue frog isn’t that attractive, but the owners of that property live there, have paid or are paying for it, and the rest of their lawn is quite attractive.  If the walking population in that neighborhood doesn’t like the look of the blue frog, I have the perfect solution, don’t look at it.  Life is too short to fight about a lawn statue.  People obviously are not concerned about the virus, any of their neighbors who have lost their jobs, anyone in their community that is struggling to meet their bills and have enough money for food.  In the scheme of things, a blue frog just isn’t that significant.  In the Good Gus series the only frogs were in the river in Pecos. The series is online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones.  They are great reading to keep your children on the path to learning.  “Misplaced Trust” is also online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

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