Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday Wishes

I have chosen to share with you a candle this holiday season.

The abundant number of candles above represent for me the great numbers of lives I have been fortunate to touch and been touched by during this past year. The holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa all use candles as part of their respective celebrations. As a Christian, I celebrate Christmas, but acknowledge each holiday which may be celebrated by my associates, friends and contacts.

I believe that the light from candles represents brightness, enlightenment, warmth and radiance.   To me, these mean the qualities of hope, wisdom, faith and love. 

On behalf of both my family and my companies, my personal wish to you is that your life be abundant with those qualities both now and throughout the New Year. 

Best Wishes Always, 

Dean La Douceur

Thursday, December 20, 2012


FOUR THINGS I'M GIVING UP IN 2013: Mean, selfish people telling me how to treat others. People in poor health with estranged relationships telling me how to live. Self anointed experts who parrot their favorite pundits and don't think for themselves. Toxic business relationships where people want my expertise and skills for free because "I really like you Dean."

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A restless soul

It is a curse and a blessing being a restless soul. You reach for something more, you yearn for something better, you fix things others won't even touch. It comes with a few losses and broken hearts along the way. But the world is far better from your attempts then it is from all the well meant apathy of those who would fight to protect the status quo.