Saturday, November 25, 2006

Then, now and WHEN?

We've seen a couple of posts about our lives some years back and it is always so entertaining to see everyone's photos. Starting with Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky's Time for True Confessions , and also Jeff Belonger's How those years fly by. What did you look like 20 years ago...???

I decided to look at Rick and me 14 years ago at our wedding and see if there's such a huge difference - Judge for yourself, other than my huge eyebrows and Rick having a little more hair, I don't think the change is that huge.
So maybe physically we have not changed much but how have we really changed, psychologically, financially, emotionally? If you look back 14-15 years ago, are you standing in the same place? Have you achieved a lot of your goals, has your life taken a totally unexpected turn. Are you happy in your shoes?
Rick and I have read numerous books on business plans, goal setting, tracking and keeping, self improvement, have done seminars (including Tony Robbins' "Unleash the Power within") - but in order to look ahead, it is crucial to look back and to see what you have accomplished, or not. It's important to look back and to scrutinize big changes in your life and see why you made certain decisions and where you could be if things would have been done differently.
If you can look back and analyze your goals and your decision making, then you can look ahead and make the necessary changes to be in the place you want to be. The end of the year is always a good place to reflect and decide on changes, but remember that you don't have to wait to January 1st to start.
Where were you 15 years ago? Where will you be 15 years from now?

Thursday, November 23, 2006


Thanksgiving is such an incredible holiday and although it's just only one day, passes quickly and it seems to be about the turkey, food and desserts, it is so much more than that. We all know all about the Pilgrims and Indians and all the history behind this great day. But let me tell you what an incredible perspective, as a foreigner, I have of this American Holiday Tradition. Getting families together, no matter where you live or what you do, sharing a beautiful evening for the mere purpose of being Thankful is a concept that transcends boundaries and ethnicities.
We try to live our lives to the fullest, work like maniacs, run around and fill our days will all kinds of activities, and most of us ARE thankful for all the blessings that surround us. But taking this single day to sit with family and friends, put everything into focus and acknowledge our blessings is something that I, being born in Venezuela, thank all Americans for sharing with me and my family. We have adopted your holiday into a tradition of our own. Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful THANKSGIVING DAY!

Friday, November 17, 2006



Cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you may start receiving calls. You will be charged for these calls but can prevent it by registering you cell phone number in the National Do Not Call Regristry.
You can call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. This will block your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want blocked and cannot call from a different number. You can also go directly to the
website to register any numbers.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Halloween Howl in Miami Shores

Every year, the Village of Miami Shores sponsors a Halloween event that brings in people from everywhere around Miami. Our main street in downtown Miami Shores is blocked off (NE 2nd Avenue) from 95th street to 103rd street and the local community sets up booths and sponsors rides for kids in the area. There are some carnival rides, jump houses and obstacle courses as well as a center stage where a Halloween Costume Contest takes place. Over 2,000 people visit this event held between 5:00 and 8:00 PM on October 31 every year, and it’s a great place to see our community in action, working together and enjoying themselves.

This year, Coldwell Banker’s theme was Ghostbusters and we wore t-shirts that read “Who are you gonna call??---Coldwell Banker!” The giveaways included fans for the hot parents, candy, glow bracelets and small toys. Coldwell Banker also sponsored a raffle of a motorized boogie/surf board with proceeds going to the Cares Foundation.