TommyLog – Learn to Breathe Better

22 Mar
March 22, 2017

Hey Kids it’s dad, and for today’s TommyLog I want to talk to you about a good friend of mine. Two years ago she suffered a loss in her household. Her dear husband passed away from a long battle with cancer. This last weekend was the anniversary of his death. I was talking with her and discussing the lost and how she deals with it. One thing she said was very strong and very poignant. She says it doesn’t get any easier to deal with it, I’ve just learned to breathe better.

I just learned to breathe better – – that is such an amazing outlook on the situation. Nothing takes the hurt away. Nothing makes it any better. You just learn how to deal with the situation and to make the best out of it. What an amazing statement from a strong woman! I’ve never had to deal with adversity like that so I can’t add much to the situation. I love how she put it.

When we are dealt with a punch that takes the wind out of her sales, we need to learn how to breathe better. Thanks Kelli for these words of wisdom!

TommyLog – Things Just Don’t Happen

20 Mar
March 20, 2017

Hey Kids it’s Dad. Today I’m uploading a video I taped in Phoenix, AZ last year.

I went to Phoenix to meet a long time social media friend and to teach a class with some of her real estate colleagues. I met her family and we broke bread together. We went family grocery shopping together. We’re teaching a class together. How does this happen?
How do you go from social media friends to business partners? How does something like this happen? It doesn’t! The man upstairs has a plan. If you think for a second that all these pieces of the puzzle just happen to come together – – you’re not paying attention.

The good Lord knows exactly what he’s doing! It’s our job to pay attention and to highlight these things. Things don’t just happen!

TommyLog – The Chest of Scarves

08 Mar
March 8, 2017

Hey Kids it’s Dad, and for today’s TommyLog I want to talk to you about an email I received. The email was from a dear friend. Over the years she’s accumulated a lot of scarves. Beautiful woven silk scarves. She wants to put these scarves to good use. She has a friend who is battling cancer. The scarves could go to good use. So what my friend did is build a “chest of scarves.” Along with a book on how to tie scarves, this chest filled with beautiful scarves will help this lady going through cancer feel beautiful again.

I think were touched me the most about this tender gift was the fact that it is perpetual in nature. As soon as you beat cancer, share your story and then give the chest to someone else so they can be beautiful and they can have the assistance they need to beat cancer too.

One of my favorite scriptures is this: “And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; 
that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your 
fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”

Such a touching reminder of great people in this world. Putting others first in such a manor – I’m blown away!

TommyLog – Capture The Moment!

28 Feb
February 28, 2017

Hey Kids it’s Dad and today I want to talk to you about an amazing experience I had over the weekend. This weekend I had the opportunity to accompany Clara to a vocal scholarship audition at Carroll University. We got the opportunity to drive to Milwaukee and to just spend some good one-on-one time with each other.

I had a really tender moment as we were driving to Milwaukee. Clara was singing along to a Broadway musical that she was playing. And I just had one of those tender dad moments just thinking about how beautiful she was and what an amazing young woman she’s turned out to be. As tears streamed down my face, i couldn’t help think about how lucky I was to be there for that moment to see her shine and to be there for her.

Kids, we need to be around in capture those moments. Be looking for those experiences. Sometimes you never know when you’re going to get caught off-guard and have one of those tender, tender moments with your children.

Valentines Day Gift Ideas from Verizon – #VerizonLTEa

11 Feb
February 11, 2017

Hey kids, it’s Tommy and today I took a trip to a Milwaukee Verizon Store to get a Valentines Day gift.

Come along!

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – Samsung’s flagship phone

Bose SoundLink Mini – Bluetooth Speaker II

Verizon Jetpack – 4 G LTE MIFI

Google Pixel – Best Android phone on the market

Google Home – Voice Activated assistant

Moto 360 Smart Watch

So many tech gifts at the Verizon store. its not just cell phones anymore.