Butterfly Written by Crystal R. Kordell
by Roberta Cykon

Written by:

Crystal R. Kordell
Published on February 2006


I was sitting on the bench in the park one day,
And saw a butterfly coming my way.
I opened my hand, and to my surprise,
the butterfly landed; consumed in cries.
I asked the little one,
"What is wrong?"
and then the little one began to sing me a song,
"The sky is dark and my days are grey, and there's nobody here to lift...

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Carrot, Eggs and Coffee-Author Unknown
by Roberta Cykon

Author Unknown

This is a good lesson for all of us, no matter what stage of life you’re in. You’ll see what I mean.

A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her – her husband had cheated on her and she was devastated. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed...

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Even smart leaders make these mistakes
by Elizabeth Mbata

Even Smart leaders
make these mistakes
Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting Jack and Suzy Welch for a lively conversation about their new book, The Real-Life MBA. Based on decades of experience leading and writing about companies, they highlighted six common leadership blunders all of which are backed by evidence:
1. They don’t invest in developing their people.
Many leaders are threatened by...

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Love Renewed- Frank and Nichole Uthe
by Roberta Cykon

On August 29, 2015, I had the privilege to officiate the Wedding Vow Renewal of my life long friend, Nichole Uthe and her husband Frank.

I would like to share an excerpt that I read at their ceremony:

As I was preparing to create this celebration of love for Frank and Nichole, I asked Nichole what is your objective of your celebration? What do you want others to know? She used the word,...

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I Am No Angel
by Jackie Walters

We as women always try to look our best, speak well and to do our very best in all that we endeavor in. But sometimes life and people can make us get out of character. And last week, was one of those moments for me. It does my heart glad to see that I have a lot of women that look up to me in the post I place. But sometimes I am no angel.

Last week , someone hit my vehicle, and kept going. The...

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Steak Dreams Bologna Reality
by Arethia Cowden

We all have dreams of wanting better for our lives and for our families; we want the fancy cars, beautiful homes; stylish clothes and hair jewelry, important friends with connections. You dream every night about wanting those things and more. But here you are stuck in your reality. The hand me downs and the second hands are your reality. You watch your less then new; far from perfect T.V. and...

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