I came across this word this morning while researching some articles on wills and the second will. The second will has become a concern in the legal and estate planning world recently.
More direction is required and I suspect more cases will come forward for dissection.
(of a victory) won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile for the victor.How many things have we done that we just paid too much for to be right? It’s a good question, count the cost. Families, Friendships, Business, Health, Ideals, a Soul. Some things are priceless , some are pointless, some you just have to go with the flow and find peace down the river.Every once and awhile, you have seal up the holes for the winter, batten down the hatches and wait for winter to pass, your spring is just around the corner. Get ready to plant, spring time, summer and then harvest time will present itself once again.
going to add some stuff on friends here
the article above speaks to fixing a broken friendship, seems like a good place to start
as the song writer wrote , “ What a friend we have in Jesus “
Love Maps , what a blessing they can be, which way to go, charting the course
"I think there's a lesson we learn about just following through with what you said you're going to do."
- Dana Meise of Sherwood Park, Alta., on his 10-year project to hike all 21,000 kilometres of the Trans Canada trail, which he completed in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT this week.
Rotary video on Giving Tuesday above.
How to be an everyday philanthropist
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Learn To Do by Doing
Homemade Corn Chips :)
I am very pleased to announce that Heather Kiley from our firm has recently enrolled in the Certified Executor Advisors program with the
Canadian Institute of Certified Execotor Advisors, Timothy Ross, CEO & Founder, Brock Shores Financial
there is 11 listed
11. Love others, even if they aren't your momma. Love makes the world go round.
Check the rest out
Here’s Sally the lamb
Working From home tips
Some great ideas I came across
I encourage people to work from home if they can.
There is some good tax deductions that you can take advantage of as well.
6. I cut myself some slack.
5. I log out of my email during a particularly pressing project.
4. I eat well.
In addition to helping you maintain a healthy weight, eating well helps increase energy levels as well as your ability to focus. What "eating well" looks like will differ to everyone, but for me it includes a lot of fresh vegetables, a moderate amount of protein, and a diet that's high in healthy fats and low in carbohydrates and sugar, which can cause crashes in excess.
3. I listen to ASMR videos on YouTube. ( I like this, I actuay invested in Premium YouTube so I can listen and work on my phone without it cutting out, speakers to hear better as well)
2. I get up from my desk at least once an hour.
1. I set a schedule.
Personally I work from home a bit, mainly when I am doing research and planning for my meeting schedules and business planning. Tips 2-3-4-6 are what I practice :)
Word of the day - Recalcitrant
Code for "Stubborn like a Mule " !
1 : obstinately defiant of authority or restraint
2 a : difficult to manage or operate
b : not responsive to treatment
c : resistant
Did You Know?
Long before any human was dubbed "recalcitrant" in English (that first occurred in the 18th century), there were stubborn mules (and horses) kicking back their heels. The ancient Romans noted as much (Pliny the Elder among them), and they had a word for it: recalcitrare, which literally means "to kick back." (Its root calc-, meaning "heel," is also the root of calcaneus, the large bone of the heel in humans.) Certainly Roman citizens in Pliny's time were sometimes willful and hardheaded—as attested by various Latin words meaning "stubborn"—but it wasn't until later that writers of Late Latin applied recalcitrare and its derivative adjective to humans who were stubborn as mules.
A little social challenge in todays post. A plea to sign a petition to help a young family and a gofundme page to help them with their plight.
Bring Ayo Home, Go Fund Me Page
The Moran's are now over 100 days in Ghana waiting for our Canadian High Commissioner to approve the paperwork that will allow the family to bring their newly adopted son Ayo home. We started a petition yesterday encouraging Trudeau to make the call to get this done. We will post a link below for you to review. We admonish you to sign the petition and share with your friends, the government continues to pass the buck on this, we need to keep them accountable. Also please give as you are lead in your spirit and as your budget permits. May be you cover a half day like we did or simply a few hours of a day, everything helps. These delays are costing them $200 a day and with these excessive delays, the financial burden has exceeded all expectations. There is a video link in the petition that we encourage you to watch. Thank you Timothy Ross & Megan Elizabeth
Please Sign The Petition
We have 32 supporters as of writing this blog. It often takes a few days to build momentum.
"Kim Moran has been stuck in Africa for the past three months waiting for Ottawa to process documents and is now pleading for help. She said the adoption is complete but that the government is failing in its responsibility to bring them home.
“Everything they have asked for we have given them. We’ve had all the forms authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, all the forms are in order,” she told Global News via Skype. “This is a process that in most places, would have only taken a week.”
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Kim requires a special diet and medication. Her mother said the ordeal has been hard on her health. “It needs to be monitored every month,” Cindy Jeans said from her home in Port Hope, Ont.
“She needs to get home to see her specialist to get the proper care that she needs.”
The above has been extracted from the report on Global News, see the link for more details& video: https://globalnews.ca/news/4630903/canadian-family-adoption-baby-africa/
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is well aware of this situation! Please click the link below and watch !! Question was asked last week when they would act to bring this family home in the Question Period at the House of Commons
Trudeau simply needs to make the call!!
These Canadians have respected the rules, which began over three years ago. They have been approved , and this should have taken no more than 7-10 days to be cleared. We are now over 100 days!! The application simply needs to be approved so that they can come home with their adopted son, Ayo. It's being held up by the Canadian process, not Ghana. Justin Trudeau, 613-992-4211 or email@example.com, needs to make the call to the Canadian High Commissioner in Accra, Ghana ,
Ms. Heather Ann Cameron.
Contact info: 233-30-221-1521 , firstname.lastname@example.org
Perhaps Ghana's Honorary Consul General in BC can be of assistance in moving this forward as well, Mr. George Addei-Piprah.
Contact Info: 1-604-715-6624, email@example.com
We have watched this unfold and are very concerned for the Moran family. Tim has known Clark and Kim since they were teenagers at Highway Pentecostal Church and watched them grow up, get married, seen them launched into Ministry and seen their struggles with Kim's MS, and we celebrated their courageous and loving decision to adopt a child. It is heart breaking to see the delays, and agonize over the health, the incredible financial stress our government has inflicted on this young family because of these needless delays. We have reached out to those that should have been able to encourage a resolution through normal channels , however there has been nothing done. We feel a petition should be created to bring additional awareness to this problem. It is affecting other families as well. As a nation we need to stand and support those that want to make a positive difference in a child's life. Thank you for your support by signing this petition and encouraging others to do so as well. Megan & Tim Ross
I started using a sleep app last week and I frankly like the insight it gives me. Helps me understand what I am doing right and what needs to improve. I gt off to a rocky start with gettig setup, minor really, I figured it out in 2 minutes. 2 minutes, wow, how impatient we have become with technology. We are very instant in our expectations. So, I am going into day seven where the data I have will the opportunity to upgrade and get more from the system by subscribing to it. Free vs Paid, which will it be. Frankly, I like free, who doesn't, however, you do get what you pay for and I get to make a decision is it worth knowing. Now, sleep is a very important part of our health, next to diet and exercie, everything from what I understand hinges on your sleep, so a small investment in such a service is incredible value when you consider everything you can learn, and help you stay on track and nudge you back to safety if you get off track.
This week at conference I listened and was counseled by some incredible industry experts in the financial services, legal, tax and charity industries. One of the hot topics was privacy , PIPEDA The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) (the Act) is a Canadian law relating to data privacy. It governs how private sector organizations collect, use and disclose personal information in the course of commercial business.
One of our speakers who works out of the Privacy Office of Canada , https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/ ; described their role and the whole reason behind these acts. He summed it up rather profoundly for me. The purpose of the act is to give Canadians confidence in doing business online. That's about it. The rest is the how and all the little steps and rules you have to follow, the reason is to provide confidence in the system, make it secure to ensure confidence in doing business online. When I see all the misuse of data by government, I think it helps protect us a bit from governent sharing across platforms. That theroy is pure speculation and I have no strong feelings either way, however they have been known to breach very often and that is just what we heard about. As of Nov 1st, breachs have to be reported by everyone.
Check out the link on privacy commission presenation and listen in on some of the best practices that we endevor to uphold and practice.
We are going to make this part of our process.
Everyone, what happens if ?
We need to be able to contact someone so we can protect and serve .
After watching the video in this article a couple things strike me.
In Canada we have the upcoming cap and trade swap of funds which I don’t see helping much. Then in Ontario there was a massive addition to the grid of solar and wind which has been overpriced compared to fossil fuel to encourage development, but too much has been produced vs what is required, so this has beenreally messed up. A good thing has been tarnished. Perhaps I am kind and thinking this is a typical result when governments get involved.
On the positive we have capacity and excess.
However the government has missed the “find efficiencies “ part of the plan.
i heard yesterday how Ontario has to pay billions to get rid of the excess energy generated from our green solar and wind productions.
I am reminded of Jeremie Riffkins book and presentation a number of years ago about the hydrogen economy. How that would all integrate. That advice in the book has not happened to the best of my knowledge, or I have not seen it. If it did and it should we would have a pretty amazing system amen stewardship of our green resources.
Ontario government has just cancelled I believe over 700 new installation contracts as it has too much electricity and no way to store it. https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16149573
Money should have been invested into the storing as part of the Hydrogen Economy. Maybe it is happening someplace. Let’s hope that vision gets resurrected and we move forward in this world.
That part of the production has to be realistically fixed before moving forward with more large scale green energy production in a perfect world. Saying that it should still be expanded. Would be good to find lower cost options for solar and wind as well. We all should be producing our own if and when possible.
This is not my only thought on the matter, a simple observation.
a windy sunny day
Just Breathe, an up beat song, reminding us to Just Breathe
one of the most important part of my physical training is to breathe properly.
That is critical to progress and recovery. 4 in , pause, 8 out, pause , breathing from your gut through your nose. Not your mouth, not your chest. Don’t forget to breathe. Slow it down, get the oxygen in and out. Your body , every cell needs the life giving oxygen flowing through the blood.
So when life is going fast, feels a little crazy, just breathe and thank God for ever breath.
Local Company impacting our planet !
With the proposed carbon tax being mandated by the federal government, lots of discussions on this issue.
My biggest concern is the giving away of rebates to all Canadians , frankly it’s simply a tax redistribution scheme.
Perhaps, to qualify for the credit, one had to participate in a info course online on how to reduce their carbon foot print to make them eligible for the rebate. I could accept that. The intent would be to educate which would encourage wider adaptation of best practices. The more you learn, the bigger your credit and eligibility for other grants perhaps.
Education is key.
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