Monday, March 30, 2020

Passion to Profit: Turn Your Side Hustle Into A Side Business by Khalilah Salley



by Khalilah R. Salley  

Do you wish during times like this COVID-19 pandemic you had an additional stream of income? Do you have a hobby that you would like to profit from? If so, then this book is for you to get started turning your side hustle into a side business!! In today's time having multiple streams of income is a NECESSITY to survive.

Why aren’t you maximizing the exposure of your hobby and making a profit from it? This book will help you turn what you love to do into a legitimate business!! No matter how small your passion or ideas are, turning it into an authentic business can maximize your profits for yourself and your family!!

Why wait until you are on hard times or another crisis hits the nation. Grab this book & learn how to turn your side hustle into a legitimate side business!!

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About the Author


Khalilah R. Salley is a wife, mother to three wonderful daughters, and a serial entrepreneur. Her drive for wanting others to be financially stable in today’s society is what pushed her to start businesses in credit repair, life insurance, tax preparation and the travel industry. Step in with her as she shares information on how to monetize the use of your hobbies. 

Milliron Monday: AJ's New Tattoo

"AJ's New Tattoo" 
Photo Courtesy AJ Smith, Dr. Smith's Grandson
Abbott "Pete" Smith, D.V.M.
June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010


I look at tattoos as a commitment to life.
Jeff Hardy, Professional Wrestler


Welcome to Milliron Monday where every Monday we celebrate the legacy of Pete Smith, D.V.M., and  Milliron: Abbott “Pete” Smith, D.V.M. The Biography (Monday Creek Publishing 2017). A graduate of Colorado State University and a well-known veterinarian in southeast Ohio, Dr. Smith continues to motivate and inspire. 

On July 28, 1959, Pete applied for his own brand - the Milliron brand. Living in Ft. Collins, Colorado, attending Colorado State University's (then Colorado A&M) Veterinarian College, Pete kept his own herd of cattle to help pay for his schooling and living expenses. Pete needed the brand to mark his herd. He was a self-made man, rising from barely nothing to esteemed veterinarian.

The Milliron brand was Pete's icon. Over sixty years later, the Milliron brand is still significant. Pete's first grandson, AJ (Abbott Pliny Smith V), has a new tattoo on his arm (see photo above). The Milliron brand is proudly displayed in and through the heart of a phoenix.

AJ writes, "I’m not really sure how to put in words why I got the tattoo... obviously to symbolize my love for grandma and grandpa, but also because my grandpa was a legend in my mind; his farm, his land, his daily routine. It was all pretty amazing. I guess I got the tattoo to remind me to keep going even when I’m not sure I can... and try and be half the man my grandfather and father are."


At (former) Milliron Clinic - in the waiting room.
Pete's Milliron brands on the wall.


Have a great week ahead. Stay well.


Through captivating, powerful, and emotional anecdotes, we celebrate the life of Dr. Abbott P. Smith. His biography takes the reader from smiles to laughter to empathy and tears. Dr. Smith gave us compelling lessons learned from animals; the role animals play in the human condition, the joy of loving an animal, and the awe of their spirituality. A tender and profound look into the life of a skilled veterinarian.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Milliron Monday: Horse and Rider, May 1969

Abbott "Pete" Smith, D.V.M.
June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010

Welcome to Milliron Monday where every Monday we celebrate the legacy of Pete Smith, D.V.M., and  Milliron: Abbott “Pete” Smith, D.V.M. The Biography (Monday Creek Publishing 2017). A graduate of Colorado State University and a well-known veterinarian in southeast Ohio, Dr. Smith continues to motivate and inspire. 

The May 1969 issue of Horse and Rider magazine showcased an article "Horse Saver" with photos of Dr. Smith at work. I do not have the entire article, put here is the portion that Jody, Dr. Smith's widow, shared with me. Dr. Smith was not given photo credit(s). Enjoy!




Stay well! Have a great week ahead.  


Through captivating, powerful, and emotional anecdotes, we celebrate the life of Dr. Abbott P. Smith. His biography takes the reader from smiles to laughter to empathy and tears. Dr. Smith gave us compelling lessons learned from animals; the role animals play in the human condition, the joy of loving an animal, and the awe of their spirituality. A tender and profound look into the life of a skilled veterinarian.



Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Letters from Larry: Ponderings


The United States throughout history has has looked to God for strength and protection in times like these.

Please join me in praying for those who are sick and their families, for those who are living in fear and anxiousness, for the professionals who are providing medical care, for those working on treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19, and for our leaders to act with wisdom and courage as they make vital decisions that impact each of our lives.



This is a collection of ponderings that I have collected over the years with input from our readers. Read and think about these today.

PONDERINGS

Real friends are those who, when you feel you've made a fool of
yourself, don't feel you've done a permanent job!

To the world you may be one person, but to one person, you might be the world.

A coincidence is when God performs a miracle and decides to remain anonymous.

Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on  the same
side.

Lead your life so you won't be shamed to sell the family parrot to the
town gossip.

I don't have to attend every argument that I am invited to. Life is
10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it.

Did it ever occur to you that nothing occurs to God?

Life  is like an Onion; you peel it off one layer at a time and
sometimes you cry.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to
make them all yourself.

There are 2 things I have learned in life: (1) There is a God;
and (2) I am not Him.

Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach
of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are
beyond the need of God's grace!

Funny how $100 looks so big when you take it church, but so small
when you take it to the mall.

Funny how long it takes to serve God for one hour, but how
fast a team plays 60 minutes of ball.

Funny how we get thrilled when a baseball game goes into extra
innings, but we complain when a sermon goes longer than the
regular time.

Funny how we believe what the newspaper says, but question what
the Bible says.

Funny how everyone wants to go to heaven, provided they do not
have to believe, or think, or say, or do anything.

Funny how people want to get a front-line seat at any game or
concert, but scramble to get a back seat at church services.

Funny how hard it is to read a chapter in the Bible, but how easy it
is to read 100 pages of best-selling novel.

Attitude  is Everything. God says, in everything be THANKFUL.

AMEN




Much love from the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

Stay well.

Larry

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Milliron Monday: The Urantia Book 3 16 2020

Abbott "Pete" Smith, D.V.M.
June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010

Welcome to Milliron Monday where every Monday we celebrate the legacy of Pete Smith, D.V.M., and  Milliron: Abbott “Pete” Smith, D.V.M. The Biography (Monday Creek Publishing 2017). A graduate of Colorado State University and a well-known veterinarian in southeast Ohio, Dr. Smith continues to motivate and inspire. 

A veterinarian is exposed to life, death, miracles, long-suffering – all the effects of life – every day. For Dr. Smith, he was curious about the heavens and the afterlife; he knew it was real.

In his lifetime, he came upon and was fascinated with The Urantia Book, a book said to have been written (or at least in part) by the Archangel Gabriel. Dr. Smith’s widow, Jody, said they read the book together at their kitchen table daily. They read it several times cover to cover. The couple would contemplate and discuss each chapter. “The Urantia Book has the most beautiful description of Jesus,” Jody said.

Here, The Urantia Foundation, provides a description of The Urantia Book
The Urantia Book, first published by Urantia Foundation in 1955, presents us with the origin, history, and destiny of humanity. It answers questions about God, life in the inhabited universe, the history and future of this world, and it includes an uplifting narrative of the life and teachings of Jesus.
The Urantia Book portrays our relationship with God the Father. All human beings are the sons and daughters of a loving God and therefore brothers and sisters in the family of God. The book provides new spiritual truth for modern men and women and a pathway to a personal relationship with God.
Building on the world's religious heritage, The Urantia Book describes an endless destiny for humankind, teaching that living faith is the key to personal spiritual progress and eternal survival. It also describes God’s plan for the progressive evolution of individuals, human society, and the universe as a whole.
Many people around the world have said that reading The Urantia Book has profoundly inspired them to reach deeper levels of spiritual growth. It has given them new meaning to life and the desire to be of service to humanity.
We encourage you to read it as well and discover for yourself its ennobling message.
Personally, I had never heard of The Urantia Book until I met Jody. Now I have my own copy and read it often. I find the book inspiring and motivating. I hope you will take the time to read it with an open mind. Let me know your thoughts about the book.
Find more about The Urantia Book at www.urantia.org. 

Stay well.

Through captivating, powerful, and emotional anecdotes, we celebrate the life of Dr. Abbott P. Smith. His biography takes the reader from smiles to laughter to empathy and tears. Dr. Smith gave us compelling lessons learned from animals; the role animals play in the human condition, the joy of loving an animal, and the awe of their spirituality. A tender and profound look into the life of a skilled veterinarian.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

COSTA RICA: My View from the Saddle by Linda Gray


Costa Rica: My View from the Saddle: Misadventures with a Modicum of Modest Gringa Snark
by Linda Gray  

"I had a farm in Costa Rica," I liked to say, in Meryl Streep's accent from the movie Out of Africa. Back in 2004, I came to Costa Rica to explore living here and ended up buying a 200-acre piece of farmland on my first trip to the country. OK, I have been called impetuous, but I couldn't help myself -- I fell in love with the Diamante Valley, the cool breezes, and the acres and acres of pasture, where I could envision hundreds of happy ponies munching grass.  But first I needed to build a farm on this land...after I built a road to get out to it. Seriously, and I didn't even speak a lick of Spanish.  Trouble, right? It was just the opposite -- I was welcomed into the village and invited to all the local events. The Tico villagers taught me Spanish, offered me advice about the farm, helped me out of sticky situations, and stole my heart.

Horses were my passion and my dream, and once I began living on the farm, they seemed to keep finding their way to my barn. Eight fat and happy ponies later, I started a horseback tour business called "Rancho Tranquilo." For about nine years I spent my days on horseback, taking guests to the beautiful waterfalls in my valley.    

As I got older, I reluctantly sold the farm and moved up the coast to a house by the beach. I brought just my one special horse, my Palomino Ares, but a horrific tragedy at the barn and a near-death accident changed everything for me. 

The book details my life in both a small Costa Rican mountain village and a more "gringo-ized" beach community. I describe local traditions and events as I experienced them -- a true version of living in Costa Rica not provided by the tour books or real estate people. You'll learn about the culture, what to expect, and how to adapt. There is no sugar coating here.  My story is authentic and riddled with hilarity...worthy of your time even if the idea of a move to Costa Rica isn't in your future.”


Available in Paperback and Kindle

Thoroughly enjoyed this book as an ex-pat living in Costa Rica. 
Well written and very entertaining even for a non horse person. - JH

About the Author
Linda Gray grew up in Massachusetts and discovered horses at age 12, being a nuisance at a nearby stable until they let her be a tour guide. She graduated from University of Massachusetts, summa cum laude, and holds a graduate certificate in technical writing from Northeastern University. During her career, she worked as a free-lance technical writer and instructional designer for several large companies, the states of Georgia and Michigan, and the government of Canada. She was finally able to return to her life-long passion for horses when she moved to Costa Rica in 2004. Buying 200 acres of land on her first visit, she ended up building a successful horseback tour business and a development of small farms. Eventually she moved up the coast, where she still lives in a little house by the beach.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Letters from Larry: The Daffodil Principle


Spring has about arrived here in the south. We were out walking around yesterday and noticed all the buttercups and daffodils blooming along the road and trails. What a beautiful site! Seeing these reminded me of the story about the Daffodil Principle. I have shared this before, but it is always popular this time of the year and I hope you enjoy it. What a marvelous principle!  

The Daffodil Principle

Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, "Mother, you must come to see the daffodils before they are over."  I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake Arrowhead "I will come next Tuesday", I promised a little reluctantly on her third call."

Next Tuesday dawned cold and rainy. Still, I had promised, and reluctantly I drove there. When I finally walked into Carolyn's house I was welcomed by the joyful sounds of happy children. I delightedly hugged and greeted my grandchildren.

"Forget the daffodils, Carolyn! The road is invisible in these clouds and fog, and there is nothing in the world except you and these children that I want to see badly enough to drive another inch!"

My daughter smiled calmly and said, "We drive in this all the time, Mother."  

"Well, you won't get me back on the road until it clears, and then I'm heading for home!" I assured her.

"But first we're going to see the daffodils. It's just a few blocks," Carolyn said. "I'll drive. I'm used to this." 

"Carolyn," I said sternly, "Please turn around." "It's all right, Mother, I promise. You will never forgive yourself if you miss this experience."

After about twenty minutes, we turned onto a small gravel road and I saw a small church. On the far side of the church, I saw a hand lettered sign with an arrow that read, " Daffodil Garden ."  We got out of the car, each took a child's hand, and I followed Carolyn down the path. Then, as we turned a corner, I looked up and gasped. Before me lay the most glorious sight.

It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of gold and poured it over the mountain peak and its surrounding slopes. The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns, great ribbons and swaths of deep orange, creamy white, lemon yellow, salmon pink, and saffron and  butter yellow. Each different-colored variety was planted in large groups so that it swirled and flowed like its own river with its own unique hue. There were five acres of flowers.    

"Who did this?" I asked Carolyn.  "Just one woman," Carolyn answered. "She lives on the property. That's her home." Carolyn pointed to a well-kept A-frame house, small and modestly sitting in the midst of all that glory. We walked up to the house.

On the patio, we saw a poster. "Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking", was the headline. The first answer was a simple one. "50,000 bulbs," it read. The second answer was, "One at a time, by one woman Two hands, two feet, and one brain." The third answer was, "Began in 1958".

For me, that moment was a life-changing experience. I thought of this woman whom I had never met, who, more than forty years before, had begun, one bulb at a time, to bring her vision of beauty and joy to an obscure mountaintop. Planting one bulb at a time, year after year, this unknown woman had forever changed the world in which she lived. One day at a time, she had created 
something of extraordinary magnificence, beauty, and inspiration. The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principles of celebration.

That is, learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time--often just one baby-step at time--and learning to love the doing, learning to use the accumulation of time. When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world ...

"It makes me sad in a way," I admitted to Carolyn. "What might I have accomplished if I had thought of a wonderful goal thirty-five or forty years ago and had worked away at it 'one bulb at a time' through all those years? Just think what I might have been able to achieve!"

My daughter summed up the message of the day in her usual direct way "Start tomorrow," she said.

She was right. It's so pointless to think of the lost hours of yesterdays. The way to make learning a lesson of celebration instead of a cause for regret is to only ask, "How can I put this to use today?"

Use the Daffodil Principle. Stop waiting.... 

Until your car or home is paid off
Until you get a new car or home
Until your kids leave the house
Until you go back to school
Until you finish school
Until you clean the house
Until you organize the garage
Until you clean off your desk
Until you lose 10 lbs.
Until you gain 10 lbs.
Until you get married
Until you get a divorce
Until you have kids
Until the kids go to school
Until you retire
Until summer
Until spring
Until winter
Until fall
Until you die...

There is no better time than right now to be happy.

Happiness is a journey, not a destination. So, work like you don't need money. 

Love like you've never been hurt, and, Dance like no one's watching.

Wishing you a beautiful, daffodil day!

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin. 

Enjoy the beauty of the day!

Much love from the East Tennessee mountains where the daffodils are blooming now.

Thanks, Larry!

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