"Can you be "Too Happy?"Sent Thursday, December 5, 2013
Hello, my friend!I thought I'd share my Face Book Picture I just posted. Santa Bobby! Better be nice!I hope this finds you well and happy.Yes, even "Too Happy!"But can you really be "Too Happy?"That's the question today. It seems people find happy people to be a little "weird."
But why? Is it simply because if we can't be happy no one should be?Maybe for some. But I tend to believe that you either like happy people or you don't.I saw someone who just […]
"I see us in the old songs"Sent Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Hello, my friend!I hope this finds you well and happy.This is the month of remembering. I can't get through a day without some song, some decoration, some sunrise or sunset stopping me in my tracks. I dare not go into the attic, turn on a radio or walk through the mall for it will surely awaken in me memories of years gone by.But I cannot hide away, nor can you. I have learned to walk, listen, watch and appreciate the old as I wrap it up in the new.
I have always been […]
"You can't un-sing a song" My Thanksgiving Day messageSent Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Hello, my friend!Thank you. Tomorrow we will celebrate Thanksgiving across this nation. Families will gather. Friends will share in the bounty. I wanted to write this story for you. One to say thanks for all you do for me. Thanks for caring. Thanks for your notes of concern and encouragement. But I also wanted to address something with this message.
Maybe because of my own new changes in my life I have become more aware of the value of family. Perhaps it has […]
"The "no" you say to yourself"Sent Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Hello, my friend!WOW! I had a big response to my last story. Thanks for sharing your story with me.I realized that I am the cause of many of the things I lack in my life. I think I am saying "yes," but I am really saying "no" to myself.So, I thought I'd share these thoughts with you.
Are you saying yes or no?Bob Perks Pearl of Wisdom"Crossing that bridge, facing the fork in the road, making the right choices can be overwhelming in life. But understand that you came […]
"Love Actually" is "About Time""Sent Saturday, November 16, 2013
Hello, my friend!This is another one of those meant-to-be things.A series of events over the last few days found me writing a completely different story for you today.
The truth is, you'll either get it or you won't. It's okay if you don't. I just love when things like this fall into place. Especially when it comes to love.Bob Perks Pearl of Wisdom"Let time hold your hand when you feel like letting go. It is always gentle, loving, caring and sometimes forgiving. But only […]
"A Love That Never Fades"Sent Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Hello, my friend!I do hope you are well and happy, my friend.My experience in hospice care was a turning point for me. People would write to me often times about the death of a loved one. I was always at a loss for words. So I took a part time job working in hospice.
I always said, "I went to work in hospice care to learn about dying. Instead the dying taught me how to live."Today's story is about living...in the slow fade.Bob Perks Pearl of Wisdom"There is no end to […]
"I was wrong!" A father's confessionSent Monday, November 11, 2013
Hello, my friend!Permit me to join the millions of Americans who offer their thanks to all veterans and their families on this special Veterans Day.I invite you to watch and listen to my video story on Beliefnet.com dedicated to veterans. "When you come home!" written and read by Bob Perkshttp://www.beliefnet.com/Video/Inspiration/Bob-Perks/Bob-Perks-When-You-Come-Home.aspx
My story today may come across as self serving or some kind of pity party for myself. Trust me, […]
"God's in the Insurance Business"Sent Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Hello, my friend!Oh, the things you must do to keep your head just above the water line!
I saw a news report of kayaking friends helping one of their own as he got wedged between rocks. He was head down as the water was rushing over the top of his helmet. His kayak was not visible. He gave a thumbs up when asked if he was okay. Still I held my breath as I watch this. I felt smothered myself.Have you ever felt smothered or like you were drowning in a situation because you […]
"Be willing to go there"Sent Saturday, November 2, 2013
Hello, my friend!I hope your weekend is going great so far. If not begin now to make adjustments to your plans and your attitude. My message today is about hopes and dreams. I hope you find value in it, my friend.
Don't forget to "Fall Back" tonight. The clocks that is, not you! I'd like to hear from you, too Feel free to drop me a note. I love hearing from my "friends I've never met."Love always and all ways,Bob Perks Pearl of Wisdom
"You have what it takes to be […]
"The Saddest Halloween Ever"Sent Thursday, October 31, 2013
Hello, my friend!Well, here we go. It's the beginning of the "holiday season" one right after another. I've seen my share of Christmas advertisements already. There is joy in the memories. Pain in the changes life brings about sometimes, too.
For me, Halloween has always brought with it a childhood memory I cannot let go of. From a child's perspective, it was indeed, "The saddest Halloween ever!"(Get over it already, Bobby!) Bob Perks Pearl of Wisdom"You can't let go of […]