Tag Archive for: love


28 Nov
November 28, 2017

Hey, kids, it’s Dad. What an amazing Thanksgiving we had! And we had extra helpings of blessings poured on the family at this time. The cat is out of the bag. It’s time to let everybody know!


I excepted an offer with a company called Esko. I will be a solutions architect working on their brand on her team. I will be focusing my time and energy on a piece of software called web center. I could not be more excited.

I was laid off August 16, 2016. It has been almost 475 days. I have so many people and companies to be thankful for. The Quotient Group, Brand Outcomes, World HeadQuarters, Appleton Steel, and FitFluential. All these amazing companies help support the Clifford family as I tried to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. Chad, Shelly, Brenda, Kelly, Craig, Kim – – thank you for your love and support. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for allowing me to use my current skills, build some new skills and delight your customers. I appreciate the faith you put in me!

I did it! I did it! I DID IT!!!

Thank you to all my cheerleaders! Thank you to my wife and family as well as extended family for putting up with me! I love you all.

TommyLog – The Power to Connect People @DerreckKayongo #SITsum

15 Oct
October 15, 2016

Hey Kids it’s dad, and for today’s TommyLog I want to talk to you about a super powerful event that I just attended. I have been able to participate in a social influencers travel summit put on by the Atlanta Convention and visitors Bureau here in Atlanta Georgia. This is the second year I’ve been able to participate and I am just so blessed. The people I have met here are truly life-changing.

This morning I was tired after a busy busy week but I decided to go and hear the keynote speaker. The keynote speaker that was brought in was named Derreck Kayongo. He is a former Ugandan refugee turned CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. He started a company called the global soap initiative. Where they took single use soaps from Hotels and repurposed those soaps to be sent over to Africa to towns that don’t have good hygiene. Over in Africa soap is a luxury  and many deaths can be attributed to poor hygiene.

Derek is a connector. What caught me off guard was a song that he saying at the end of his speech called Moyodi. Here’s a video I found  that shows the song —- https://youtu.be/S9ojgq1URlI

Just a simple yet powerful song. As you know I’m not much of a sap (enter eye roll here) but for some reason this really did it for me. Maybe it’s been the outpouring of love for the Clifford family since I lost my job. Maybe it’s the new friends that I met here in Atlanta. I’m not sure but it really got me. Totally had me in tears.

Kids – – it’s all about the connections. It’s all about leaving a situation better than it was when you got there. It’s all about doing things for other people. It’s all about putting somebody else first. I promise you when you put other people first, that does not mean you will be last!

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TommyLog – Reflections On My 30th High School Reunion

12 Jul
July 12, 2016

Hey kids, It’s Dad and for todays TommyLog I want to share some thoughts and feelings about my 30th High School Reunion. This is a bit longer than my normal videos, but i have so many friends and memories that I wanted to mention one by one. I am so blessed to know and be friends with each and every one of these GREAT people. My heart is full! THANK YOU all helping shape me and make me smile…and at times cry. My heart is full!

TommyLog – Meet My New Friend Hattie!

11 Jul
July 11, 2016

Hey Kid’s it’s dad and for today’s TommyLog I want to introduce you to your cousin Hattie Ann Lewis – my sisters daughter. She is cute as a button and has even seen a living unicorn that flies. Give this a listen!


TommyLog – Putting Others First at MDA Camp

12 Jun
June 12, 2016

Hey kids, It’s dad and for today’s Tommylog I want to talk about how proud I am of Tommy and Clara for decision to help at MDA camp. Both Tommy and Clara are taking a week off from work to help the kids with MDA feel normal.

How AMAZING is it that 2 kids, 16 and 17 would put their summer vacation on hold to help others feel normal.

I’m just so touched at these 2 and the decision to put others first. You amaze me each day.