I haven’t seen butterflies for a long time. Suddenly though, in the past week, I saw two of them in odd ways.
The first one appeared while I was walking down an alley, something in the air caught my attention, I looked up and there was a butterfly flying like a bird very quickly to some destination. I say, flying like a bird, because usually a butterfly is flying close to flowers and flies in a fluttery type of way. This was so different.
The second one I saw today in the stairwell of my apartment building. I had to look twice, because I almost stepped on it. Sure enough, it was an orange looking butterfly. It was sitting with its wings closed. I looked to see if a window was open, nothing, so how did it make it in the building? If I wasn’t rushing, I would have tried to figure a way to put it outside again. The wings are so delicate, I was worried about this.
I did some research. I read that seeing a butterfly is important, because they signify transformation, personal growth and beauty.
What do you think? Is it normal to see butterflies in September when the weather is getting cold? Is there spiritual meaning behind this?
I’ve been hearing a lot about, “The Escape Game.” Yesterday, I read an article about a family (mother, father, children, grandparents) that wanted something fun to do in Las Vegas, so they signed up. They were raving about how fun it was. Of course, they made it out in time.
I wonder what happens if you don’t make it out of your cell.
Do RED lights start flashing, are you sky rocketed into space… what?
Has anyone played the game?
Fill us in… looking at the website, it does look like FUN!
Someone asked me if I read a book that really made me “think” about life and moved me. I said, “YES,” immediately, because I came across Anita Moorjani’s book, “Dying to Be Me,” a few years ago and I still think about different parts of her book.
One day, I was watching Dr. Wayne W. Dyer on television, he was giving one of his inspirational talks. In the middle of the show, he said he wanted to introduce us to a woman he had met who had an interesting story. In walked, Anita Moorjani.
Moorjani began to share her story of having cancer and how she was in the hospital, went out of her body, was able to see her very sick self and reflect on “how” she could have ended up that way. As she says on the cover of the book, she decided that she wanted to live and once she re-entered her body in the hospital, she knew she was going to be CANCER FREE.
After watching Dyer’s show, I was curious to read Moorjani’s book. What I liked about her book is that she starts from her childhood to tell the story of her life and how she feels she got cancer. It’s a very interesting book.
If you are pressed for reading time, you can view her TEDx Bay Area.
Sometimes a book like this crosses our path, which makes us “think” about life.
I was waiting for the bus, it was hot, I was annoyed.
It was running 20 minutes late.
I took a few breaths and thought, remain calm, enjoy people watching.
Sitting on the bench, I turned to my right and saw this coke advertisement.
It was so funny, I smiled!
It turned my day around!
I always love a good advertisement!
THANK YOU, Diet Coke!
Yesterday I was walking and looking at all the boats on Lake Michigan.
Then I saw this BIG one.
What do you think…
Yacht or tourist boat?
Write. Stop, Think. Write again. I’ve been writing cover letters. It’s exhausting. I wonder how creative I can get. I’m at a point where I need to start new tactics, change things up, see what happens. Maybe use a bit of humor.
For example, how about this:
Dear Joe, While this isn’t the exact job I am looking for, if it pays well, I’m interested.
Dear Sally, When you say I need to be able to lift 50 lbs, what exactly would I be lifting. I thought this was a desk job.
When I was working for a manufacturing company, they put me in charge of reading cover letters and gathering resumes. I was shocked at how many people sent resumes without cover letters. If they wrote a cover letter, it was 3 sentences at the most saying, “Here is my resume,” and others that had typos.
I have to keep that in mind when I am sending my resume out. It’s all about “timing” too. If there is one job and 150 resumes, we know that HR does not read all of the resumes. We didn’t. We would read them down the line until we found 5-10 good resumes. Call to see if applicant could come in for an interview, if not, back to the resume list.
So, there is some LUCK involved in this job hunting stuff.
Where’s a lucky penny when I need it?
The race from Chicago to Mackinac Island starts tomorrow (Saturday, July 21, 2018). If you are in the area, head down to Navy Pier. It’s exciting and beautiful to see all the boats lining up to take off. They have different sized boats, so they leave at different times to make the race fair.
The reason this is exciting is because this is the oldest freshwater race in the world, it started in 1898. If you enjoy sailing, you might like to see this online tracking of the race. If you click on the “online tracking link,” you can see a picture of Lake Michigan with a line showing you how they will sail from Chicago to Mackinac Island. They sail nonstop, so they use spotlights at night. I believe there are about 340 boats and approximately 3,000 sailors.
Weather forecast not looking so good, rain and high winds.
So, you see, Chicago is known for a little bit more than just “Al Capone / gangsters.” Ah, I’m kidding, but did you know that Walt Disney was born in Chicago, 1901, and grew up here? He studied drawing at the Institute of Fine Arts. I leave you with Frank Sinatra’s song, “My Kind of Town (Chicago is)!” AND The Blues Brothers with “Sweet Home Chicago.”
Let the race begin!