Life is full of ups and downs.

Last Update: November 28, 2017

Just wanted to let you all know about some of the things going on in my life here lately. I've always been pretty up beat and positive. I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know them. WA has been one of the best things I've gotten into. The people here are extremely friendly and helpful. Kyle called us a "pay it forward community.) I would call this more of a fellowship than a community. I was raised by two amazing parents who believed that the more you help people, the more successful you will become. My parents passed some time ago, but I still believe what they taught me. I never dreamed that there were so many people that believed the same thing. I just want to say thank you to all of you here at WA for restoring my faith in people.

We had a bit of a tragedy the other day. Our dog Freeway was nearly 19 years old. He had lost his sight from cataracts a few years ago. He was getting along fine up until the last week or so, then he went down hill fast. We had to have him put down. It was the hardest thing we ever had to do. He was as much a part of the family as our own kids. The house seems really empty without him. I had trouble sitting down at the computer to work. I just couldn't get motivated. So I started spending time with the community here. You people don't realize it, but you got me out of my slump and inspired me to get back to work. For that I am eternally grateful.

During that same period of time, I injured my back and couldn't work for about 5 or 6 weeks. I have always been an active person so sitting on my duff got old quick. I decided to get back on the internet and see if I could find a way to make money. Funds were short since those temporary disability check weren't much, which I still haven't received yet. Anyhow, I came across WA. Now I've been burned several times before trying to learn affiliate marketing. Don't get me wrong, I believe some of those programs may have worked, but I couldn't afford all the "upgrades". Every time I turned around, they wanted more money. So, when I started here at WA, I was very skeptical. I signed up for the free training and thought, if this isn't what I think it should be, I'm gone.

Well, I'm still here and loving every minute of it. For the first time in my life, I'm looking forward to retiring. I've got a little over 2 years until I retire and by then my income from affiliate marketing will be supplementing my retirement income and allowing me and my wife to travel and see the country, and maybe even a few other countries. The nicest thing is, I can take my business on the road with me. I thank God every day for bringing me here.

With Christmas right around the corner, I'll be having less time for WA for a while. I do scroll saw work for a hobby and people have already put in their orders for Christmas presents. I'd much rather be working on my site, but I can't let these people down. I don't charge them for the work, most of them don't make much money anyway. It does make me feel good when the see the finished product. I'll be back as often as I can but until Christmas and New Years is over, my free time is going to be very limited.

I want to thank all of you for your kind words and inspiration. You remind me that good people are still around and kindness cannot be taken away by politicians. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas, (yes, I don't care what anybody says, I still say Merry Christmas), and a Happy New Year!

Bless each and every one of you!


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bobrseno Premium
Hey Don, thanks for sharing and we'll always be glad to hear from you. May the work of your hands be a blessing to those who receive it and a blessing to you as well.
Keep us posted!
DNicholas Premium
Thank you for those kind words and your blessings. I'll be here as often as I can until I get caught up. Hope you all have a very merry Christmas. Be back soon.

YvetteC2 Premium
What a heart-felt post. I am so sorry to hear about your hardships and the passing of Freeway. We have a fur baby, so I understand how he was so much a part of your family. On the other hand, I am happy you have been able to turn to this community for inspiration. It is quite lovely being here.

Going to miss you over the holidays, but I understand you can't let your customers down.

I hope you have a safe and blessed holiday season.

DNicholas Premium
Thank you. I'll be back at the watering hole as often as I can. Until then, wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas.