I do wish RH a happy birthday.. not because I know her (obviously I do not) .. not because of anything in particular (yet everything in general) that she does… but actually because of what I perceive her to be based upon limited observation. Additionally if your partner is happy you will be happy… very simple actually.
It is more because she is who she is… A friend, a partner and a collaborator with you Jo.
Without the distractions that had held you back, I have seen the two of you really take on the work. You plan together you hustle together and you share a dream together and work together to achieve. I have seen a refocused Jo.. and I believe it is because of RH.. someone who is there for you and with you through thick and thin for many years…. and it makes me feel good inside that you have taken this change to make your partnership work and are climbing the always shaky ladder of success.. I know.. not only have I done it for myself but for others around the world when I traveled.
Yes you two are “Women Who Lead”.. “Women to Dare to Dream” and to tackle things others would be afraid to do… and I believe you only do that Jo because of RH being you partner and friend she is your anchor and you protagonist when you need it and visa versa. You both are committed to your enterprise which can be difficult at times but will forge your character and strengthen your metal with every foray into the blast furnace. like a fine Japanese sword of hundreds of years ago… heated pounded and folded time and time again until it has more strength than any other swords and make you stronger every time to enter that blast furnace.
So while it may be totally inappropriate (gee that seems to be common for me when it comes to you) and while it is awkward for me… I truly hope she has a fabulous birthday and many many more for you both to share and celebrate as the friends you are. I am truly thrilled she is your friend and partner and that you can bot do that things I have always said you were capable of… especially now that you have such a competent and dedicated partner. With that I bid you adieu and bonna serra, Gute-Nacht, bonne nuit, buenas noches.
I am honestly and deeply happy for both of you… even if I am not supposed to me.. and hence why I wish your partner a happy birthday because she brings you to life and maturity like few others.
OK.. too sappy.. but I am tired and going to be and do not have time to edit… so if I made mistakes they were always garnished with a certain amount of integrity… the one thing I believe you think I lack… but I have and offer it here tonight.
Do you ever come here anymore and read?
Do you understand me now if you do?
Do you finally realize that I only want to see you have a successful and fulfilling life filled with happiness and experiences and so much more?
That your pain should be short and your joys endless and that your troubles be few and your successes many,
That I truly do see something in you that is extraordinary and special and believe you are capable of things you have yet to even dream of.
That I do believe your partner is ideal for you and you two are well matched… and good for each other.
And that I am absolutely NOT blowing smoke up your….. or resorting to flattery for any reason.. I speak the truth when I tell you these things… but then again.. I sometimes wonder… .
I wonder sometimes do you finally get it?
I sometimes wonder.. if things were different and you had not been so put off by the way I found you.. had you not thought so ill of me… yes I wonder… if you had been open to a friend that came from the wrong direction… IF..
If my grandmother had balls she would have been my grandfather I guess… but what IF…
I Sometimes Wonder if…
I THINK I KNOW WHY:
Don’t ever stop being a kid at heart.. no matter how great the heartaches are it is your inner child that will bring you the most joy in life Kiddo… You were born with and have very special abilities that I keep looking to see how you are using them… you are without a doubt one extra ordinary woman I am so grateful I happened upon you. You smile lights up people’s lives and your inner child brings joy to so many that you have no idea how special that is… When you find unbridled joy in ring that joy to others.. when you long to see others smile and laugh because of you.. when you see the lonely and down trodden smile because of you.. then you will just start to begin to see how special you really are… never forget that Jo… NEVER.. I never do … especially when it comes to you…
We are destined never to meet.. but that does not mean I cannot encourage your future feats.
I believe in you… 100% Always and Forever
AS you may or may not remember T is my last daughter at home… and she is autistic… it is almost incomprehensible to me that she turned 23 today as she is really between 5 and 9 in most skills. Her vocab is still great.. and her understanding of the various languages I speak to her is also good as is a lot of her intellectual reasoning.. but she still has the interests of a child and lacks the ability to comb what she now says are her golden locks.. very fine black hair actually and I still use Pink Oil and or other products as time allows me.. but when I was her hair now it is down BELOW her butt and when dry closer to her shoulder blades.. but you know curl I presume…
I am under a lot of pressure from a long time friend to go to Ghana and help him there.. the political situation is changing and the President is under attack in the Parliament about what happened to oil revenues in 2012. Bob thinks I might be able to help resolve issues and save his business there and help him grow in the rest of Western Africa… but T says she needs Disney and Nickelodeon on more than her computer… and does not want to go..
Gotta run but other goodies about A.. she spent time in Israel and then they sent her to Brazil and then finally back in Illinois before they relocate her to Chile.. I have been to 70+ countries and A is going to countries I have not been ..UNFAIR
My other reason for not going to Ghana is I finally constructed a way to fuel alternative fuel vehicles with compressed natural gas and hydrogen with a canister I helped designed of carbon Fiber that can hold 25,000 psi … where I think the auto industry has failed is 1/ thinking of fueling as a location with an expensive pump enlisting a hard to develop method of supplying, and 2/ thinking of vehicles as having a single fuel tank… both of these are paradigms that are antiquated in my opinion.. but what makes my system actually work is the distribution system that is already mostly in place that can be rolled out extremely quickly but the “selling” of this is not easy and I am going to be forced into extraordinary and creative marketing of a small select target audience to make this happen… believe it is not it is NOT the money.. it is not even the success of what I truly believe it will be.. it is the challenge and the ability to do something that will have significant impact… remember my mantra for my work.. )slightly altered to make it more understandable) : if you cannot solve the problem you are facing (or even if you have not been able to achieve the results you seek) than you are facing the wrong problem or have mis-defined the issues you are trying to achieve.. by redefining the problem you an find reasonable and effective and implementable solutions…. enough… this was to brag on T.. or at least say how shocked I am that this 4’8″ sweet kid is actually 23… stunned yet again.
Thought you should see this JoJo
“@_FitnessHealth_: Do it! pic.twitter.com/CFBpj6b0xj”
A friend retweeted this and I thought wow I saw that years ago… and yep I recognized it.. I remember it when I was “catfished” You did not like it.. imagine how upset I was.. for a long time…
For a while now I had a feeling something had happened. I still do not know for sure but all indications are I am correct in my ASSumption.
I want to tell you Joey.. I did not want to see you hurt.. I just had hoped you would not make a serious mistake. AS I told you many times It was not my intention to try to get you for myself.. For years now I saw something Special in you that I still see to this day. I note you are much more active in your business and for that I have to say I am very happy to see your determination and new-found drive.
You seem to have a knack for production… you may want to consider some things for YouTube for potential income as ancillary and at the same time for promotion value. Your partner is spot on and a perfect match for you… I see a bright future for both of you if you increase your scope a bit into greater profit margin activities within your business model. So long as you are not too distracted by outside or social commitment issues I think you can find long-term viability on par with your regular work income the last few years.
Networking and reconnecting with those that can help you could be mutually beneficial to both you and those you have encountered over the years.
A PR push into the best appropriate market instead of a general PR campaign and one that capitalizes on your past success and in those circles and public appearances at venues where you can also meet them is an ideal way for you and your partner to broaden and expand your business.
Many years ago I entered a new market with a 5 second ad that just said ” Bottoms Up is coming” Bottoms Up was the name of my jean shops back then.. but it started people asking about and were curious as to what Bottoms Up was.. that same can be true of your # name and get (the named of your company)ed.
PR and marketing do not have to be expensive but it does have to be creative.. something you and your partner have an abundance of.
As afar as your disappointment and pain… I take no joy in it if it is true… I WAS NEVER A THREAT… but then again nobody ever wanted to believe that.
I will end this by telling you kiddo that if you even need to bounce ideas (you or your partner) then I would be honored to listen and give feedback if you want… after all strategic planning and new business development has been my bailiwick for many years. but I wont hold my breath waiting… and I still understand as before…
I wish you a happy, successful and eventually a love filled life with the right person …
I have and always will BELIEVE in you JO!!