Thursday, December 20, 2012

Reap what you Sow!

Well Pooka family, it’s definitely a time of reflection as we ready ourselves to close out 2012.   When I found out about the @blackenterprise cover early in the year I began claiming all year long that I was In my “season”.  I used my positive affirmations and stated every day that, “This is my season!” and I truly believe it was and still is.  I’ve always heard people say you reap what you sow.  I’ve always looked at the negative, meaning that If you do bad, you get bad.  But this year I thought of it from the positive side. 2 Corinthians 9:6 says,The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” 
After 12 years in business I’ve realized that we have been sowing seeds all through our journey.  By connecting with great people, exploring new opportunities, considering different viewpoints, acquiring knowledge, growing, changing, sharing and in many other ways, we’ve been sowing seeds of growth for Pooka.  Along the way we’ve also had many roadblocks, set backs and opportunities that didn’t produce what we hoped.  BUT I see now that we are reaping a lot of the rewards from things that we thought were deadends or failed opportunities.  I say all of this to say, SOW YOUR BUSINESS SEEDS.  Make connections and don’t worry If you feel nothing comes out of it, In due time you’ll reap benefits. Gather knowledge, even though you don’t see how it might be helpful now, in due season you’ll reap benefits.  Talk to people, listen, share and do what you can to help others and in due season you’ll reap the benefits. Do the hard work now and don’t give up and I believe in due season, YOUR season, you will see all the amazing results of the seeds you’ve sown!  I am going to stay inspired and positive, be faithful and keep sowing, 2013 is going to outdo 2012, my season continues!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Oh no he didn't!

Yesterday my kids and I were grocery shopping and of course they were playing around tagging each other and talking bad about each other ( what kids consider bad) when my youngest pointed to a gentleman who was overweight and said "Wow he's fat!" I of course told my son to " Be Quiet! You don't say things like that about people, it hurts their feelings!" I could hardly look at the guy when he passed by us, I was just hoping that he hadn't heard but by the look that he gave me, he could have shot me on the spot. My oldest then replied, "Well mom he is just telling the truth and you always say tell the truth!"( Yeah now you listen to me.) Then I had to explain again why you don't go around talking about peoples physical attributes, you want people to like you for who you are on the inside, not the outside. I explained to the kids that the man could be a great guy, great father, good friend we don't know. But what we do know is that we want people to like us for who we are not what we look like. My youngest then hugged me and said "But I love your fat tummy! Its so nice and soft and squishy, its one of the best parts of you!" Yes child you may feel that way but I don't, keep it to yourself!