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Voice from the Past

Delinda

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It was a beautiful sunny day in Pacadena, CA.  I was driving in from Las Vegas, crossing the city on the I-210.  I can still see the day in my mind. My cell phone rang and I didn’t recognize the phone number, but felt compelled to answer.  (I don’t know about you but many times I don’t answer a call if I don’t recognize the number, and I’ll let it go to voice mail).

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Not that day, I answered – a voice from my past. It was a friend that I hadn’t talked to since… gosh around 1971-72.  

 “Hi Dee, it’s Sherry Rambin from LC”.  Once she spoke I did recognize her.  WOW! was I surprised and thrilled.  That however wasn’t the only surprise.  She told me she had been listening to the radio and they played the song, “Let There Be Peace on Earth”, she thought of me and searched for a way to connect. Why? I asked her.  

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She remembered me singing the song to a group of kids at a special school in Pineville, LA.  Sherry and I, as well as my roommate Martha Huffstetler, taught Sunday School for these special kids. I don’t recall singing the song, but she did.  Funny, isn’t it.  Sometime we make profound impact on people and we often don’t even know it.  We had a great visit and connected on FB, and YES, she is the same College friend who filmed our momentous event in the Grand Canyon. THANKS SHERRY for that phone call.

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She inspired me to record this song, so I’m sharing it with you – a little New Year’s gift to you.  

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Let There Be Peace on Earth.  Peace in our homes, neighborhoods, families, schools, churches…

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with…. Me!  

Peace.

 

 

Shalom –

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Life is Not a Matter of Chance – It’s a Matter of Choice.

Choose Wisely! Go Out and Make a Difference!

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Delinda

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Thankful for Social Media?!

being-thankful

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It’s Thanksgiving week and as I was thinking about being Thankful and Gratitude…. I thought about you!  Yes I am thankful for you, my readers, and  I’m thankful for Social Media, for giving us a way to connect! 

 

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We have talked about  a lot of topics this year.  Do you have a favorite or do you have a subject you’d like me to put in my blog?

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I’d love to hear from you.

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‘Til Next Time –

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Delinda

Life Is Not About Chance – It’s About Choice.  

What are You Choosing Today?

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Hang Back or Engage? It might be scary.

When you are in uncomfortable or a new environment do you hang back and watch OR do you smile, walk in and begin to engage in conversation?  When you face these new situations you have the opportunity to make new friends, meet your next client or maybe even find the answer to a problem you are having. You will never know until you open yourself up and give it a try.

 

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First start with a smile.  You might be surprised how few people actually smile at each other, so when you smile, it encourages others to smile back.  Walking into a meeting, an event, or even visiting a church for the first time, can be intimidating and a little scary. So gear up, put your SMILE on, and just be ready to say HI!

I know this sounds so simple, so ordinary, but the truth is… it is extraordinary.  We have the chance to make a difference, and think how great it will be when most of the people start smiling because you  had the courage to do so.

 

That is the first step to engaging in conversation.  

The second step is simple also. Ready?  Ask the other person about THEM.  (It’s not about you…whew.  Doesn’t that make you feel better?!)  Yes, most everyone I’ve ever met likes to tell about themselves, so ask them… (Oh and make sure it is not a YES or NO kind of question.)

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  • Where they work,

  • Are they married

  • Do they have children,

  • How long have they lived in town, or where do they live 

Oh and of course…

  • What do they do

The more interested you are in them the easier the conversation.  Trust me it is true.  (That’s another point, be interested in them, listen and be present in the conversation).

So there you go.  Engage the room by smiling and asking interesting questions. You will feel much better AND it will be easier the next time.

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‘Til Next Time –

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Delinda

Life Is Not About Chance – It’s About Choice.  What are You Choosing Today?

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