COMPUTER VIRUS THREATENS MY HOME BUSINESS!
©Lee Wise 2002
A deadly virus threatens my home.
A computer related virus.
I have located the virus and even discovered
WHAT’S MY NAME?
The name is … Lee.
Several code names identify the nature of
this in house killer. You may recognize a
one or two of them.
*Out of balance
A DARK SIDE
Yes, I enjoy my part-time business.
I appreciate being able to work at home.
I love working in my own house. On my own
computer. In my own way.
Love for my at home business can have a dark
side: forgetting my business at home!
There is a bright side to this. Really!
And the bright side is me.
I have the power to practice preventative
medicine. I’ll prescribe just two for
starters. You can expand my thoughts with
your own list.
LISTEN AND RESPOND
Miracle of miracles: my chair turns around.
In a moment’s time I can turn that creative
masterpiece around and do something special.
Face my family member!
Imagine that — I can turn “screen time” into
“I love you time” as quick as I can access that
oh-so-very-important web page!
Then I can listen and respond. Really hear.
Really listen. And really respond.
Just as if cared. Really.
Yeah, I know it’s overkill on “really” but
I am trying to make a point: because I don’t
always find myself in the winner’s seat on
I have failed. But I keep on trying. I
keep on working at it!
Flowers? What on earth do flowers have to do
My girls love flowers. I have all girls. I
married one, married two off, and have one
still living at home that I expect to marry
They all LOVE flowers.
So I buy them flowers. I may not be able to
buy a bouquet of roses for sixty dollars.
But I can get a great spring arrangement for
around ten bucks.
A cheap price to pay for a way to say “I love
you!” from a man who has a home business.
YOU’RE SPECIAL TO ME
Flowers, notes, lunches, bummin’ together,
making time to do what *they* enjoy, taking
in a movie, or any number of other “touches”
mean something to our family members.
It means they are special to us.
The computer is nice. Working at home is nice.
Creatively doing what I enjoy is nice.
Nice, yes. But more valuable than my family?
SOMETHING OLD BUT ALWAYS NEW
I can listen and respond.
We call this …
I can say “You are special” many ways.
We call this …
Taking Time To Care
Is yours on?
We all have one.
It goes by the name of “my heart.”
It’s the most important business at
home tool we own!
Lee is a Seminary administrator, has a part-time
business at home, and writes his own motivational
mailing entitled “A Moment In Time.” You may
contact him at [email protected] or by visiting
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