Friday, October 10, 2008

Some People Part II

YOu know, people are funny. They see this soft, push over on the outside, and never take the time to know the real me. People think they can rattle my cage by turning their head, or making a sudden move that would adversely affect my day to day operation; however, they fail to realize that I have been around the block a few times already.

Do people really expect to rock my boat? Do they expect me to curl up and throw in the towel? My God, do they not know how big My God is? Do they not know how long I have been doing this? Do they not know that they are not the first person to ever try what they're doing?

I get a big kick when they come back and say, Oh, I'm sorry, can I get my Job back, or I need money, or I didn't realize how much of a wonderful man you were. You try to help a friend out, and what do they do, they just wind up disappointing you with their decisions, throwing responsibility to the wind on what you've given them.

My brother and I were talking about the Lottery today. He said "Imagine if one of us won the lottery." Then he said "Imagine if YOU won the lottery!" And he continued, "Can you imagine how many people would start calling you? All kinds of people would come out of the woodwork!"

It was funny, this week, we ran an add in the paper, advertising a job opening that we had open. Some people sent us emails with their resumes as instructed, some people event sent emails saying "tell me about the job first." and I had this one guy that called and left a message on my voicmail in my office and in the typical 'movida' fashion, he said "Yo Chief, this is xxxx, I see you have a position open, call me and give me some details on it, lets talk." I deleted the voicemail and continuted about my business. If someone wants a job that badly, they can come down and talk to me face to face and fill out an application like the instructions in the add said, right? Well, that was my thinking any way.

I have some really great people around me to watch over me, and I thank them for that. These people have seen me in action; takeing the bullet for the greater good of the team; and have seen me at the high and low points. I have great friends who call me just to say "Hi" without a hidden adjenda of "I need to get something from him." And they know how to be a friend.

My suggestion folks, if you have someone like that, Call them, just to say "Hi." Ask how they're doing, and leave it at that. People who have as much on their plate as I do, really appreciate that.

You know my brother calls me at 5:30 in the morning on saturday, just to say hi. He know's its my one God Given Day to sleep in, and he knows it pisses me off, but he at least he does it out of love.! (By the way folks, if you ain't on the list to be able to call me at 5:30 in the morning on saturday, dont even bother, my phone wont ring. :o)

Anyway, thats it for now. I really appreciate my readers, apparently I do have some fans, because my blog count on my blog manager shows how many people read my stuff. I also have countless subscribers, interesting, for only hae a 100 or so friends.

Ya'll take care. Until next time!


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Some People

Thursday, October 02, 2008
Category: Life
You know, we all have our experiences in being rude to people, and me, for the most part, when someone is rude to me, I take it to light that someone may have just had a bad day, come from a bad experience, or simply I'm reading their expressions the wrong way. I still maintain an unqualified belief that people in this world are still good.

Yet, I have come across individuals, that just have no good in them. People that, you would ask yourself, how can someone be that mean, or treat anyone like that. These people wander aimlessly from friend to friend asking "why are people so mean to me." "I don't deserve to be treated this way." I pray for these people; because they have no concept of anyone else in this world except for themselves. These people have no real friends to speak of. No real solid relationships they can hold on to; they just bounce from person to person, get what they can, and resolve into thin air.

I had the recent pleasure of coming across a person like this; and for those of ya'll who know me best; know my intentions. I gave benefit after benefit of the doubt with one particular person. I Understood their problems, took them in when they needed a shoulder, and encouraged them when they needed a friend. I invited them into my home, and into my life; and prayed for them every day. I let them know that there are good people out there who care.

I realized that there is no hope for people like this. As much as you give, there is nothing that can change that person until they wish and put effort into changing their own way of thinking. I still believe that there is good in this world, and I have some very close friends who are true and genuine - Good looking, and ugly as sin, all with a good heart to prove that.

Many times I'm judged by my appearance, maybe it's my fat head, or my bad eye, my glasses, or my size 40 pants, I'm still judged by the way I look rather than who I am as a person. This experience as given me a lesson like none other. I wish I could even begin to explain it.

Past behavior, does however, predict future actions. If anything, remember that motto. I think there are only very few special cases where that has been disproven. Those cases I have seen, the hand of God has performed Miracles to change a life around for the Good. How do you know when that Miracle has taken place??? Well, the only suggestion I can make is look into a person's eyes, but pay attention to their behavior. If their behavior are not in sync with what their eyes tell you, then recognize the clue, and walk away. If they are, stay close, you are in the presence of a miracle.

Well, This is my Rant for the month. I know I haven't posted anything up for a few months, so, I figured I'd give my new keyboard a spin and give ya'll something to chew on.

Just to answer a few questions:

Yes, I'm still single

Yes, that was me in the Magazine

Gramps is fine

Savannah (sister is well)

The Twin's are both due sometime in November

Burbank was great, but glad to be home. (nothing like a sopapilla)

And I'm still working on my cruise vacation for the year. (I'll keep ya'll posted =o)

Everyone take care, I pray blessings on your lives, Jesus is Good!, and God Bless.

Michael D. Chavez, CMC