Tuesday, March 31, 2020

How to be efficient with email in a very busy office environment

When I first discovered “email” I was truly glad, because a thought could be instantly shared with someone else within a few minutes, even if this person was not near me. For me, it was truly important in the business environment that I was in.

Today, email, for many is an annoyance as a great percentage of it might be frivolous, unimportant, or worst. It has been replaced by many with text messages in many different forms.

However, email, for businesses is still extremely important, for the sample reason that, the written word can be used as proof of what was said. An important phone conversation should always be followed by an email stating what was talked about and the decisions that were made and by whom and for whom.

So, how to handle emails in a busy environment.

One way that it is done in some companies is, each person gets assigned an email address and that person is now responsible to take care of that particular mailbox. This kind of set up is not very good for several reasons:
  1. The individual needs be very diligent, which is not always the case.
  2. Some individuals may receive plenty of emails and someone else very few.
  3. There is no control of performance
  4. The # of email addresses can easily get very large, especially if there is a lot of turn around with personnel.
Another way is to have a single email address answered by several people. That is a better way as long as there is a good system for that particular mailbox to be attended to.
For example:
  1. Sales@company.com
  2. Accounting@ompany.com
  3. Officeofthepresident@company.com
  4. Customerservice@company.com
  5. Etc….
This is a better setup because now tech does not have to keep track of who’s is no longer employed in the company.

Each company likely has a different way of taking care of these emails, and their IT department is working on that, I am sure. But, for a smaller business like mine, I was not able to find a good online application that could have one mailbox taken care of by multiple people in an efficient matter until about 8 years ago. Now I do. I have tried to share it, but no one is listening. It is too sad. I think, or am I wrong? I could, it would not be the first time.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

My Mom, Blanche Seguette

Today is Wednesday March 18, 2020

I woke up this morning from a dream. In my dream I saw my Mom. I have had the desire to see my Mom, in a dream or spiritually many times but it never happened before. To my recollection this is the first time.
She was beautiful, she was happy. She was petite, plumped, but not very overweight. She wore a white dress with print of tiny pink flowers all over. So, the dress looked like it was pink. She had a full head of beautiful white hair. She looked around 75 years old. She was beautiful. Her spirit was good, healthy, and loving.
It was Christmas day. The place was a large house, with many rooms and an elevator. There were people everywhere, in each room, in each hallway. People were giving each other gifts. Others were still wrapping. I did not have any gift to wrap or give, however, I was not worried about it. I thought of Andrea and was wondering about a gift. But then, we saw each other and embraced and it was all good.
I saw my Mom, when I was coming out of the elevator to the first floor. She was right there in front
of the door. She smiled. We embraced. It was so good.
I am happy because I have been wondering what my Parents, my sister and her husband have been up to in the spiritual world. I know that they suffered a lot after I became a Unificationist. I was dead to them all. They could not understand what I did. They were so resentful. So, I have been wondering how they were doing now, in the spiritual world.
Seeing my Mom, makes me feel good because she is the mother. A mother is the person who takes care of everyone. She was happy, she had a large smile, she was free of resentment. She can now also help my father, my sister, and her husband. This is truly good. I am so grateful for this dream.
If I was a painter, I will paint a picture of her.
My Mom January 1995 (She looks so sad there) Last time I saw her.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

An American Prayer

Dear God in Heaven,

Thank you for guiding my life to this day.  Thank you for your ultimate patience and love.  I would not be who I am today if you had not been so.

Thank you for my husband.  Through him I have grown and become a greater person.  Thank you for my daughter, so unique, so loving and so sensitive in her own way.

I am here today and I write these words because I hear my husband cry.  He loves you dearly and his life has no meaning unless it is with you in his soul.  He tries.  He read many books and studied many religions but here he is because there was nothing there that could possible compare with the power of your Divine Principle.

 Dear God in Heaven, we want to teach our country men, women and children about you and about our True Parents.  We want to do it the way we know how.  We are not afraid.  We have nothing to lose.  Our lives have belonged to you from the time we were still in our youth.  We are not worried about going to Heaven.  We will be there if the rest of the world is.

Please let us understand what you want.  Give us the freedom to do it the American way.  We will do it with intelligence and heart.  We will use wisdom and courage.  We will work hard.  We will be proud of our work but will remain humble.  We will let you, God Almighty, guide us.  We will listen closely to your words and follow the Divine Principle.  We will be victorious because there is no other choice.

Respectfully and humbly submitted,
Anne-Marie Mylar
2/17/04