Good Gus Books, Children Books, Cowboys  People continually pass judgment on one another.  You see it in everyday life, in movies, on the internet and in public places.  I have never understood this.  What is it that makes people think that it is acceptable?  In the workplace, the workmates pass judgment on a variety of things.  They make remarks about their co-workers clothes, shoes, hair, and overall appearance.  The criticize their food choices particularly if they bring their own food.  I have never been a person to eat take away at the office.  I always brought my lunch.  I really didn’t care what others thought.  While they are so busy passing judgment, they were neglecting their work.  I saw a cute story about a set of twins.  One twin was quite popular and had her own group.  Her sister was quiet and shy.  The popular twin and her friends continually would pass judgment on the shy sister.  They made fun of her clothes and one day even threw a tomato at her dress.  Their mom had passed and the dad heard the two girls arguing one day as the popular twin and her friends had cut up the quiet girl’s dress that she had made for prom.  He said it was about time they knew the real score.  The shy twin was born healthy and vibrant.  The popular twin was failing.  The doctors said there was nothing they could do but a nurse had a better idea.  She put the healthy twin in with her and before long she began to thrive as well.  The dad said, “So you see, your sister saved your life.” After that the popular twin realized the value of her sister.  The next day they went to school together and no one was allowed to pass judgment, criticize or do anything negative to her sister.  A valuable lesson.  Always appreciate people and never pass judgment on anyone.  You could someday be in their shoes.  In the Good Gus series no one was allowed to criticize anyone.  It would have been negative reading and a bad example. The series is online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” is full of characters who thought nothing of passing judgment on their benefactors or their shared heirs.  The book is online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

 Now that the year is ending, most people start looking backwards at the past year.  The trouble with looking backwards is that people feel guilty, upset, and often become angry at others for perceived wrong doings.  The point of the New Year is to let go of the old and ring in the new.  It doesn’t require a party or celebration.  All you need is to think positively.  Many people tend to dwell on the past and it ends up destroying them.  They think about it continually and plot revenge.  It’s all a waste of time.  One of the main reasons people continually fail is that they continue looking backwards and cannot face the future.  It may be easier to live in the past.  When people want success they have to think about how they should go about it.  By letting the past control you, it limits your future.  The old saying that if you think negatively your life will be negative is really true.   If you assume failure, you will fail.  Moving forward is the key to life.  With COVID, people need to have hope and if they think they will never get another job, or be successful, then 2021 will be exactly the same as 2020 and possibly all the years before.   In the Good Gus series, not looking backwards is key to the stories. Positivity is what is important along with being happy.  The series is available online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” is also available online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

Have you ever noticed how frequently people compare almost everything? It’s never ending.  We tend to compare ourselves to others as we see it on a daily basis.  Right now, with politics looming in the United States, most of the articles compare the current  president and incumbent, which I think is a waste of time.  Each person is different and you cannot predict anything.  Whenever there are social events, the fashion writers and gossip columnists compare the appearance of almost every individual.  What does it matter?  Why can’t they say that each person looked nice in their own way and give compliments.   Instead they go out of their way to compare everyone’s appearance and even what they may have worn the previous year.  Possibly their jobs and advertising sales depend upon their primarily negative comments.  Many people who are not financially well off tend to compare themselves to someone who is financially successful.  Again, I don’t understand.  It doesn’t matter if a person drives a luxury car and you drive an economy car.  The point is that each vehicle gets you where you want to go.  If you keep it clean that is also a plus.  I think people spend too much time comparing themselves to others when they should be grateful for what they do have and strive to achieve their goals.  In the Good Gus series, the citizens were equal as far as wealth, clothing and possessions were concerned.  Without the prejudices in any story, children learn to appreciate everything and accept all people who are nice to them.  After all, we are all human beings.  The series is online at Kindle, with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  Remember, if you purchase a book for a donation for the Mae Charles Gift of Reading, I will personally autograph it and send it off.  Once you give the gift of reading, you give a gift for life.  “Misplaced Trust” does have characters that compare how much money they will receive and if they are unhappy, problems appear. The book is a good self help guide to point you in the right direction for an estate plan.  It is online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

  It is amazing and sometimes surprising how super jealous people can be.  If a parent compliments one child, they have to compliment any and all others or one or more will become super jealous.  I see this frequently as an Estate Plan Paralegal.  The fights over sibling rivalry are ridiculous. Most parents divide everything equally.  If they don’t, the anger and super jealous people cause trouble.  That is part of the reason I wrote “Misplaced Trust.” When I started telling the stories about my work days, everyone suggested I write a book, “Misplaced Trust.”  However, in love relationships, if one person has a super jealous personality, things never work out.  Frequently, that is why lovers quarrels occasionally become deadly.  Of course, that is what makes the plots for the mystery stories and movies. The interesting parts of these stories is that people make a strong effort to frame another person so they can get away with it.  They almost always get caught.  I think the worst part of anything negative such as a crime is that people are super jealous of people who have money.  They try to steal it, harm them or take their possessions because they think that somehow they will feel better.  In the end it pays nothing.  Being super jealous of anyone isn’t worth the time or effort.  In the Good Gus series I made sure there was no sibling rivalry or that any character was super jealous. The series is online at Kindle with a few books on Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” is online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

It’s easy to blame others and make them a scapegoat. When something goes wrong in a person’s life they automatically blame another person and make them the scapegoat.  They don’t want to accept responsibility for their actions or the consequences. If you look at the news, it becomes apparent that there are so many people blaming others and not accepting the truth.  The truth is our only virtue.  When you toss it aside for greed, an affair, negative actions, then you are a zero as a person.  There are continual videos on YouTube that show the husband having an affair and claiming it was the wife’s fault.  They give all types of reasons such as she is too fat, doesn’t cook well, house isn’t clean enough, doesn’t give all of her paycheck to him, etc.  She is the scapegoat for all of his inadequacies.  It’s understandable when children do it to their siblings.  What is wrong is when a parent does something that upsets a child and then passes the blame onto the other parent.  Parenting has its own challenges without a parent making sure they are not to blame for anything.  They really need to grow up.  There was an old time comedian, Flip Wilson, who was really funny who had a standard phrase.  It was “The devil made me do it.”  Now that is taking the passing of blame to a whole new level.  In the Good Gus series, there were no stories with a scapegoat.  Children need to accept responsibility for their actions.  The series is online at Kindle with a few books at Nook and Waterstones. Now is the time to order your personally autographed book for your child for Christmas. A good read for any adult, and an easy gift for Christmas is “Misplaced Trust.”  It’s an ideal self help book for your guide to estate planning.  It is online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

Anger can destroy everything. For every second you are angry, you lose a second of happiness. I saw a video about a snake that clearly displayed its anger.  It wandered into a shop looking for food.  He searched high and low and found nothing.  Then, he accidentally nicked himself on an axe.  This made him furious.  He tried to bite the axe but it made his mouth bleed.  He wrapped himself around it thinking he would strangle it out of fury and anger.  Still he failed.  He continued to bite the axe which made everything worse.  Of course, he died.  His anger destroyed him.  It’s easy to have anger.  You can blame someone else and take your errors out on them.  Anger is your biggest enemy.  If you don’t control it, you may end up with danger.  There is always pain and it doesn’t solve anything.  It can, like the snake, destroy everything.  It is clearly evident in the world how destructive it can be.  If you think about it, stop and reprogram your mind.  It destroys you happiness, positive thinking and if you allow it will destroy you.  Can you stop it?  It’s all up to you.  However, think about it and ask yourself is this worth it?  I would hazard a guess that it’s not.  In the Good Gus series, Bad Bart clearly displays his anger.  However, Sheriff Gus easily turns the situation positive.  The series is online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” is full of characters with anger.  The book is available at: 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.  Thank you for visiting my crowdfunding website:

 The Platters had a wonderful hit song entitled, “Only You.”  Their song was about love.   However, only you is an applicable phrase if you want to make changes in your life.  If you had a rough childhood and used eating as an escape, you may be overweight.  You may have been bullied, insulted, criticized by schoolmates, family and even strangers.  Sadly, people are cruel.  As a child grows, if their size is continuing to expand, other teenagers will be unkind.  As an adult, you may be hired but not as a top executive.  Only you can make the changes to yourself to help reduce your weight.  It’s not just about weight.  If you are upset about your employment, only you can change it.  You can take courses, online classes, and find programs in a field you are interested in.  Most people around the world dislike their jobs.  I have frequently seen people study to become tutors in other countries.  They have the chance to travel, start a new career, meet new people, and become successful.  If you are a negative person because you grew up in that type of environment, only you can turn yourself around.  You can slowly find ways to become positive.  Listening to YouTube videos can help you meditate and begin to release the negative thinking to become positive.  In the Good Gus series, the stories revolve around children and how to handle changes.  The series is online at Nook, Kindle and Waterstones.  Today, April Cox, “The Little Labradoodle author, helped me again with the series.  It is working out much better on Kindle now.  Please check out her website and books.  “Misplaced Trust” is also online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.  Thank you for visiting my crowdfunding site at:


 If you think about it there are people who seek being offended.  They watch shows that they know will make them feel offended.  They go out of their way to make remarks about other people whom they believe are rude, offensive and insulting.  They appear to have a need for it.  Take politics, for example.  Where ever you go, whatever you read people are being offended.  This type of person loves to hear about it, complain about it and pass it on to others.  What I heard those words from Dr. Wayne Dyer I realized how true they were. There are individuals in life who want to feel bad.  They don’t like feeling good and positive.  It may be easier.  They may have grown up that way and they learned from their parents.  Just because you are familiar with something doesn’t necessarily make it right.  If everyone believed that, the world would be even worse shape than it is now.  We all need to focus on the here and now and think good thoughts.  Seeking to be offended is not healthy but it possibly feeds a person’s ego in a certain way.  I prefer positivity, happiness and good thoughts.  Anything else that is negative is a waste of your time, brain and your life.  People who are happy and positive appear to live longer than the negative please offend me types.  In the Good Gus series, I wrote the stories in a positive manner.  That was important to me as they are children’s books and always sending the right message in a story is far more important.  The series is online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones.  “Misplaced Trust” has several characters who relished being offended otherwise there wouldn’t have been that much to write about.  It is also online at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.




When we speak we often fail to recognize that words have consequences.  If people are arguing, they forget that their words have consequences.  If they say mean or nasty phrases, raise their voices, criticize, insult, or make inflammatory remarks, they are hurtful towards the other person.  Look at the political arena in the United States.  People say all types of things and make accusations that frequently are false.  Yet, the news, internet, TV and radio stations repeat it.  They don’t seem to check their sources any more to see if what they are saying or printing is true.  Often these unsuitable conversations leave permanent scars, particularly on young children.  If a parent tells their child they are stupid, a failure, unattractive, overweight, or that they will never succeed, what do you think happens to those children?  They grow up feeling inferior, unloved, unwanted, unappreciated and in general they frequently become the bullies of the world.  If we think before we speak, then our words can have positive consequences, rather than lasting negativity.  There are children who mature and realize they were treated poorly and put forth the effort to change.  Many use therapy as a way of changing into positive happy people.  So, remember, the next time you may say an insult or criticize a person, think before you speak.  Make  sure your words that you speak  are positive .  The church bazaar was a huge success for Miss Patty today.  Remember it is the Garden Grove Catholic Church in Kearney Mesa, California.  Miss Patty will have a table again tomorrow after the masses.  As it is hot everywhere it seems, keep the kids indoors with their tablets and offer the Good Gus series for their entertainment.  It is available on Kindle, Waterstones and the UPS Store in Tierrasanta, California.  “Misplaced Trust” is available for you at 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.

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