A Symbol

On Christmas Eve, my son gave me this pictured present.  It says, “Home is where your story begins.”  What a beautiful present!  As a mom, I was very proud to receive it.  I found myself thankful for a thoughtful and kind present.  I found the gift a symbol of love towards me.

In my continued reflection for this year, I am looking back on my year.  The symbol, my son gave me reminds me clearly what he thinks.  Everything begins at home.  What a sobering thought!

Your home base is where you start and end your day.  For children their home base are their parents and where they start their life.

What does this writing mean for you?  In your reflection, you look at your past, present, and future.  In your past, where did you come from?  You had a different beginning than me.  Does the history make a difference?  Yes, your start made a difference in your life.

Where do you begin now?  Today.  You have today and not yesterday.  Yesterday is gone.  Yesterday is gone.  Yesterday is gone.  Is yesterday clear in your mind?  Yesterday is gone.

Where does that leave you?  Today.  Today.  Today.  For me absolutely, there are memories.  Yesterday is gone.  Yesterday is gone.  Yesterday is gone.  You let go of yesterday!

Today is here.  Is your home base where and how you want to be?  If it is, then you build from there.  If it is not, build or rebuild what you are going to be happy with.

Life goes fast or even slow.  Home begins with you.  Today.  You reflect on your life today.

For me, my plan for my life will be positive, rewarding, and full of joy. Every day.  Every day.  Every day.

What does that mean?  To have a plan, where you keep your goals in mind.  It is the start that you have for next year.

This writing started with a symbol but today will start with a plan which reflects how my life will be.  Who determines the plan?  Me.  How to get to my plan?  Reflection.  How do you get to your plan?  Reflection.  For me, my home base will be a positive force for the future because the past is gone.

Do your plans reflect how you want your life to be?

Be Happy Make Happy

Happiness starts with you.  You got to be happy to make happiness.  Does it make sense?  Let’s say a store’s shelf is empty.  Can the customer be happy?  No.

Customers expect to see, feel, touch, and own products.  Business operates through having product(s) which customers want to buy.  First, the store is built.  The store gets decorated, stocked, and filled.  Then the grand opening scheduled and advertised.  Customers anticipate opening.  Doors are open.  Bam!  Business begins!  This story is about a so call brick and mortar business.

Now, there are options to have a web site and follow a similar pattern as above but instead establish an online presence.  Will we ever get away from having both kind of presence?  I expect not any time soon.

What has become apparent?  So called brick and mortar businesses need more than ever an online presence with mobile capabilities due to the ever changing way people shop.

Busy people are doing more and more shopping online to meet their need to shop so to be happy, shelves need to be filled, displayed, and grand opening announced in an online presence to be happy and make the customer happy!  Without an web presence, part of the equation of business can be missed opportunities.

Online business is a great option because the trend of buying is online.

To be happy and make happiness, business fills the shelves and customers come to buy.  Business has been established on this principle and I don’t expect a change in this area.

With more mobile use, online shopping is affected and web site design needs adjustment.  A lot of online businesses need to prepare for this change or they will miss the boat so to speak.

Do you agree, what do you think, and beyond?