Thursday, April 23, 2009 a gift

Today was beautiful. For my LAD #8 (layoff day) I landscaped all day long with my friend, James. He lost his job a while back, so we just had a good laugh about how pathetic we are. Not in a negative way just trying to have a good old fashion belly gafaw! And we did. It was a great day and I am greatful for good friends. Plus I had a few calls today for some potentially awesome job prospects. I am ecstatic to say the least.

I allow myself one moment each day where I am free to to feel a wee bit discouraged. One moment-that is it! No more. But today in that moment, my thoughts suddenly turned to a neighbor of ours that has been fighting cancer for sometime now. She has two sweet boys cheering her on andan amazingly strong husband. She has been quite ill at times and yet still remains an absolute fighter with a huge smile on her face. Though I don't wish to have to go through what she has, I do wish to become more like her. The Winder's love ya Jen! Today is her birthday and a great milestone. So I am calling on all my good friends around the globe to throw a prayer Jen's way if you get a chance. I do believe there is strength in numbers! Thanks

Your friend,


Julie said...

I admire your outlook on life. I have Jen in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and look for a brighter tomorrow.


Melissa said...


You are so amazing! I love reading your blog and all that you share ... you have so much to share with the world. My thoughts and prayers are with Jen and with you and your family.

Many blessings to you,


Cindy Major said...

Hi, Jaron

It's good that you're good! I think it's okay to allow yourself to be discouraged for a moment, because you have a disappointment and life change to deal with and letting yourself feel it can only help. That being said, it's also important to pick yourself up by the bootstraps and I know that you have it in you to do that!

All of my best wishes to both your friend Jen and yourself - to better tomorrows!

A friend,

Anonymous said...

We will be praying for your neighbor!

Kelly Taylor said...

Sending thoughts and prayers for you and Jen!

Julie said...

You are an amazing example to us! You will truly be missed at Stampin Up. Convention just won't be the same. Bigger and Better things are to come...enjoy them!

Shelly in the NW said...

Jaron, i was so glad to find you have a blog (i don't) so we can keep up with what fabulous adventure will be coming your way - and i know it will - you are too talented and fun! Thank you for the reminder that no matter how bleak things may seem, there is always someone who is worse off yet they seem to be handling it! It is a good reminder for us all. :)

Melissa from ND said...

Jaron, your outlook is spot on. I just read the news about your layoff. My heart absolutely broke. Never in thinking about the SU layoffs did I think that my favorite SU employee's position could possibly be in danger! Keep your chin up. Your posts during this difficult time are inspiring and you're so right to put things into perspective. Prayers for Jen today and the days to come.

Terry Molineux said...


You are a very strong person...and love your thoughts. My prayers and thoughts are with you and just know that your talents will bring you something much better in life. Remember things happen for a reason!!

Marjori Miller said...

Jaron, I would love to send Jen a card. If she wouldn't mind you emailing me her address

Your positive outlook on life is inspiring. I have to admit, if it were me, I'd bury my head in my pillow and probably not get up for weeks. I am excited for you about your new prospects! Good Luck!!

Jen & her family are in my thoughts & prayers. ((((hugs))))