Monday, January 30, 2017

How Do You Butter Your Toast?

When I was little, my mother always made toast the same way. She would put the butter in the middle of the bread and toast it. That is the only way I knew to make toast. All because it was the only place I had ever eaten breakfast.
Then I visited my aunt and cousins in Thomasville, NC. Their house is right in front of a railroad track. That, however, is another story for another day. Anyway, my cousin Annie made breakfast for us each morning when we spent the night. 
It was there that I learned the lesson that things in life could indeed be different. It was there I learned that everyone does not do things the same way. It was there that I tasted what I call "5 star" toast. Not only did Annie put butter in the center of the bread, she also put small pieces of butter on each "corner". So, instead of just getting the butter when you got to the middle, you would get butter with almost every bite. What a treat that was because I love butter! 
That one shift changed the way I looked at toast. So much so that when I grew up, I always made "5 star" toast for my family. Now, my children may look strangely at others who only put butter in the center of the bread. Who knows, they may now make toast the same way for their family.
That simple change, that one shift, taught me to look at things differently. It taught me that people do things differently and that does not have to be a bad thing. If we look at those small differences, we may just learn a thing or two. It may cause us do things differently. It may help us to embrace the difference and make it our own. My toast won't win any contests or cause any major breakthroughs in life. But, for those who love butter, it makes breakfast at my house a treat.

Friday, January 27, 2017

New York Experience

I have the wonderful pleasure of being able to visit the world headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses in Brooklyn, NY this past April. A bus load of us left Rockingham, NC early this morning at 3 am. We arrived at the Hampton Inn Middletown in scenic Hudson Valley, NY after 6 pm. The first thing that struck me about the area was the views of the surrounding mountains. Once here at the hotel I had the strangest thought. My mind went back to my early childhood years. I saw a sign that said "Welcome to Catskills". I thought about the story of Rip Van Winkle. Why? Because the first thing I remembered about the story was its setting...the Catskills! It is funny how the mind can sometimes remember the smallest of details. Now, here I am all these years later, in the pace I once read about in a book. The story of Rip was just a fiction, but this place is real, and beautiful, and serene. It wouldn't take moonshine for me to be able to sleep away 20 years of my life here (read the
After checking in to the hotel, we went to Soho to eat. It is a very short walk from the hotel. And we were told they would give us a 20% discount on our order. The atmosphere was very inviting. Staff was professional yet fun. Of course we had to try the is New York. My friend Brenda (yes we both have the same first name) and I got the pepperoni. It is our favorite. It did not disappoint! It was very good. As a matter of fact, it was the second best pizza I have ever had. (Number one still goes to the pizza aboard the MSC Divina cruise ship). Brenda enjoyed her cobb salad with champagne vinaigrette dressing...sounds rich doesn't it. We also enjoyed tamales with avocado and sour cream. If you are in the area, I highly recommend Soho's bar and grill.
We all have places stuck in our head for one reason or another. Where is it that you want to go? Stop dreaming and lets make it happen!

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Monday, January 23, 2017

How To Start Your Online Business for $26

If you are interested in starting an online business, here is one way to get started. Taking these steps will give you the opportunity to have multiple streams of income. After you complete the steps, you will have one link to promote (GMP). That will make it very easy for you to get your opportunities in front of others. To get started you will need $26. The first program is $25 one time. The second program is $1 a month to start. Please read all the information, including the compensation plan, for all of the programs. Ready to get started?

First: Join Gorilla Marketing Pro(GMP) at  
Cost: FREE

Once you are in your GMP back office: Join my Primary business (first blue tab)               
Cost: $25 one-time

Next: Join My $1 Business
Cost: $1 monthly
If you just want the savings and do not want to do this as a business, join for $1 BUT DO NOT
put your link in your back office. Just leave your My $1 Business blank.

In Gorilla Marketing Pro: Plug in your primary business (if you have one) and your links to the above businesses (if you join them. If you do not join them, leave the spaces blank). If you do not have a primary business, use the Prosperity By Design as your primary business. Join various safe lists and advertising sites to advertise Gorilla Marketing Pro (GMP). Also use the training and webinars provided in GMP to learn how to better market your business and start earning income. Immediate cost $26. Monthly cost $1 (unless you want to work the My $1 Business as an income producing business in addition to saving money. See website for details). Make sure you plug into the online live training GMP provides it's members. Do not skip the training materials or videos that are in your back office. It will take you some time to watch/read/understand all of the information found back there. I suggest you alternate working and training so that you do not get burned out on either. You may not see income right away, but just keep advertising and results will come. Share the GMP system with everyone. Just offer them the free system. Because once they sign up, your opportunity links will be in the back office, just as my links were in your back office. It is a great way to help others while exposing your business to some who might not take a look at it otherwise. And even if they do not join you business, if they share it with others, some of your links will carry over and you will still gain exposure and possibly sign-ups. It's a win-win situation!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Madame Tussauds, Orlando Florida

A few months ago, I had the fun "job" of going to Madame Tussauds in Orlando, Florida. It was my first time going to a wax museum, so I was not sure what to expect. My husband, Vaughn, and I went to see just what might interest us. It was an interesting place to visit. We did take some photos while we were there. There were some people I didn't know and some of the ones I did know didn't look like I felt they should have looked. But, all and all, we had a nice time seeing the waxed people. And, like others who visited, we posed with some of the statues. We had a nice time, as the photos will attest to.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Sea Life Aquarium, Orlando, Florida

I love sea life! I don't swim so that means I have to view them through glass. Nonetheless, I love watching sea animals gracefully swim in water. With that being said, going to Sea Life Aquarium in Orlando, Florida was a real treat for me. If you are ever in the area, and you enjoy seeing water animals in aquarium settings, you will enjoy sea life. They have over 5,000 animals including fish, seahorses, jellyfish, whales and sharks. They even have a 360-degree ocean tunnel you walk right through! It is a fascinating experience.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Do You Have an Online Business?

If you have an online business, want more exposure online or want to learn more about marketing, I encourage you to click on the link below. You will have so much information at your fingertips! It is amazing and it will help you expose your business, learn more about marketing your business and introduce you to additional income opportunities. All for FREE! Yes, free. I have never seen anything like this. I guess some things in life are free.
Here you go...

Monday, January 9, 2017

Need a Website?

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Welcome to Gorilla Marketing Pro

This is my new welcome video for Gorilla Marketing Pro. GMP is a FREE system that will help you market and promote any business you have. I could not believe it was free after I looked at all of the training, landing pages, unlimited list building, coaching and webinars it provides. If you truly want to take your business to the next level. Go sign up for free! Sharing it with others will also help them and allow your primary business to get more exposure. You have to see it to believe it. Go to

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

FREE Way to Save Money

Saving money is something most of us want to do. If you are interested in saving up to 30% on things you already buy, please take a look at this link 
You can also become an affiliate and help others save money too. All for FREE. What's better than free?

Monday, January 2, 2017

Went To The Store...Bought Nothing!! What???

The other day, I went to the store to do some shopping. I don't window shop, I think it is a waste of time and So when I go shopping, I am looking for things I want or will be able to use on my next vacation. Sometimes, I look for things for the grand children or hubby. But it has to be special, something I feel they will really like.
Anyway, I walked around the store twice. In all the "new arrivals" and markdowns, I could not find anything that I needed or wanted. In all the sales and pretty, shinny things, I realized that I had everything I needed and wanted. I have things that money cannot buy or secure. I have my life and a measure of health that allows me to explore the world around me. I have family that loves me and looks out for my best interests. I have friends who are like family. I have a relationship with my creator. I have a place to call home and a car to drive to and from there. Although I could use a new set of mattresses, I have somewhere to sleep. There is a variety of food in the refrigerator and electricity to see at night. I realized that there are so many people who do not have the simple things. People who do not have others who care or family that love them. People who do not have decent housing or enough food to eat.
So many times in life we think we want things. We think we need to add to our collection of things. But acquiring more things only leaves us in debt or at least with less money than before. It does not fill the hole that we think we have. It does not cover the void.
I left the store, headed for home. I was grinning from ear to ear. I still had a couple of dollars in my pocket but I felt so rich! I felt rich because I knew when I got home, I would feel the love, the security and the peace that I could not get anywhere else. I could breathe in the beauty of serenity and happiness that those closest to me provide. No voids, no holes, just the freedom to be me.