[Posted 3:33 PM EST - Monday afternoon, 01/05/2009]
COMMUNICATING IN THE NEW YEAR
Osda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]
Read the last Daily Message titled, War and Peace
I am a firm believer that it is up to us to teach others who we are. I think it's unfair to make others guess what we need, what we want or how we feel. It's actually pretty childish when you think about it. Since I believe it's my job to teach you about me . . then I want to start off 2009 by teaching you how to communicate with me. I'm a gal who absolutely Loves personal service; therefore, I enjoy giving personal service to others. I like the fact that I'm so accessible to you by phone or e-mail . . but I prefer phone. I've worked very hard on sculpting my communication with the masses and you'd be amazed how well organized it is.
After several years of chiseling out my style of communication through this website it's finally taken a wonderful shape. I'm finally at a point where I don't receive any forwards from anyone. Thank You God! I had to threaten several people by telling them that if they don't take me off their forward list then I would give their e-mail address to my Aunt Jackie and my cousin Cynthia down in Cherokee, NC because those two gals can shoot forwards off like cannons. That'll teach 'em! winky wink And many of you know that at the bottom of all my e-mails it says, "As a gentle reminder, please do not add me to 'any' forward list." So needless to say, the forwarding problem I experienced for so long has completely ceased.
I also decided to only take health questions by phone and this eliminated another load of e-mails. Answering health questions through e-mail was such a pain because I wasn't getting enough information. Sometimes a person wouldn't even say if they were male or female or their age, which are two very necessary pieces of information. I would send an e-mail back asking my question and the person would e-mail me back and simply say, "Yes" and not even sign their e-mail leaving me to search for their original e-mail. I'd sit there and say to myself, "Yes what?" They didn't use complete sentences. By the time they had gotten back to me I had already answered hundreds of e-mails and I had no idea who they were. Geez, it was crazy. So I eliminated all health question e-mails and now they are all phone questions. I do not answer any, and I mean any health questions through the e-mail but by golly if you want to call, I'm here baby! Let's roll.
Honestly folks, I prefer phone calls to e-mails. I am a bold cut to the chase type of gal and it's so much easier to answer a question (health, spiritual or astrology) faster on the phone than it is to volley several e-mails back and forth. E-mail has become so impersonal and it doesn't reflect the tone in one's voice. It drives me crazy! Then someone gets their feelings hurt. aarrrggghhhhh! If you must e-mail, okay, I'll force myself to read it (winky wink) . . otherwise, just give me a call and ask your question. It's almost too easy! Now don't be surprised if you catch me on my bicycle, it's okay, it happens all the time but at least your question is answered. Right? I'd rather be mobile and doing my thing rather than tied to a desk and thinking about doing my thing. Folks, I'm a Gemini, I can do two things at once, it's my nature. It's what we Gemini's do because we can't help it. My number is easy to find because it's at the top of every single page of this website. And as I always say, "If I answer you have not interrupted me. If I don't answer, just leave your name and number and I will call you back shortly."
And don't worry, I'm not going to say, "Now you owe me . . ." Believe me, I know the difference between a health question and a Personal Health Consultation or an astrology question and a Personal Insight Reading.
"Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
and practice being you."
-- Dr. Loretta Standley
Denadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]
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