Monday, December 17, 2018

Is Anything Sacred Anymore?

This is a bit late, but the thought hasn't left me since Thanksgiving time.  To tell what I mean, we need to discuss the point that one aspect of Thanksgiving is gratitude.  Among other things, gratitude means being content with what you have.  It means not wishing you had what someone else has and being happy and grateful for what you do have.

It is always so irritating when I hear and see commercials advertising how we need to buy more things to be happy.  This is greatly augmented when those commercials happen the VERY DAY we celebrate gratitude and Thanksgiving.  Black Friday has encroached on the day when we should be grateful and be with family and friends.  Instead, we are told we need to leave our family and day of gratitude to go and covet what we lack.  Is anything sacred anymore?  Can we really not have a single day to just be with family and friends?  Can we just keep this day sacred where we can be grateful and contemplate our blessings, pray, and meditate on what we have, not on what we lack?

“If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.” 
-Frank A. Clark
Keeping sacred what should be sacred is how we build stronger families, communities, and nations.  We call on businesses to honor what should be kept sacred and keep Thanksgiving a day of gratitude and not a day of coveting.

Obviously our company wishes to sell FotoDialers and other products.  But, we also recognize happiness is not achieved with things and selfishness and that there are more important things than a quick buck.  For these and so many reasons, we are happy to say we are never open on Thanksgiving and will never advertise an, "early Black Friday."  If you call us on Thanksgiving, we will not be here.  If you order online on Thanksgiving, you will receive a confirmation the following business day.  We need more respect for the sacred.  If we forget gratitude on the very day we celebrate it, then what is the point of celebrating?  We will not find the peace gratitude bestows with untethered envying.

From FotoDialer, remember an attitude of gratitude!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Married Couple Dies Minutes Apart

With starry eyed optimism, nearly every newlywed couple says they will live to old age then die holding the hand of their beloved while asleep.  While this dream of youth may not come to fruition for most couples, it did happen to an Idaho couple who had been married for 63 years.

Bob and Edna Huntley got off to a rocky start in their courtship, but it ended magnificently.  On their first date, Bob stood Edna up to go hunting instead.  Edna forgave him and they were married some time later.

 Image retrieved here

At the time of their death, they were persevering through her cancer and his dementia.  She died in her sleep with him following less than an hour later.

Their marriage was a great success and an example to us all.  They proved the veracity of this quote:
"Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years."
-Simone Signoret

You can see the full article HERE.

From FotoDialer, have a fantastic day!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Remembering Nancy Reagan, an Alzheimer's Advocate

Nancy Reagan, an Alzheimer's advocate

At FotoDialer, we love to recognize those who serve others.  One of these greats was Nancy Reagan.  Mrs. Reagan used her position and the Alzheimer's diagnosis of her husband, former President Ronald Reagan, to bring awareness to the disease. 

Mrs. Reagan was a great advocate for the afflicted, their families, and caregivers.  The Alzheimer's Association wrote a great article HERE honoring her after her death on March 6, 2016.

What other remarkable Alzheimer's advocates do you know of that we should mention? 

"To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can't see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life."

-Nancy Reagan