Wow! Flashbacks to … Thanks!

Wow! Flashbacks to my Business Administration studies at Westervelt College in London and my first year in Toronto at Levi Strauss & Co. (Canada) Inc. head office in the Business Planning department as I refresh my accounting principles knowledge in preparation for writing the financial statements that are part of the required 10-page business plan for the Hawk’s Nest upcoming competition! Also reminds of my fellow students and of course, my boss and long-time friend, Cyn and the good times we shared … plus Gene and Roseanne of the Operations team, plus Tammie, Karen and the Human Resourcers team.

Thinking about the people and opportunities I’ve been blessed with … even if I didn’t know it at the time … thanks!
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February 26, 2016

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier … The Respect Specialist, Humanitarian, Social Entrepreneur, Creative, and Writer. The company creates, publishes, and produces books, products, and services to free potential based on the concept and global initiative “Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle.” I look forward to discovering how I can help you and others unleash more potential for greater success, enhanced quality of life, more joy and peace!

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Another Family Death … Another Wake Up Call

Dad, Oscar “Trip” Trepanier passed away one year ago March 20th 2015, much sooner than expected.

His youngest brother, Ken Trepanier, passed away unexpectedly November 2015.

Uncle Ken’ s wife, we said goodbyes to Tuesday after she passed away unexpectedly last week.

Uncle Norm, Aunt Harriet, Brad, Scott, Karen, and Kathy said their goodbyes to their son and sibling, Jeff, in the past year.

Uncle Mick finally passed after a lengthy battle as had his wife, Aunt Lillian, and tragically, their daughter, Tammy, joined them leaving Cynthia, Ronnie, Lonnie and Nicholas. If I have forgotten any of your siblings, I’m sorry, but then this is why I have elected to organize a reunion every year.

Others also now gone include Len, Aunt Rita’s husband who passed a few years ago, Aunt Rita’s son, Trevor, Aunt Lil and her husband, Art Ferrar, Roseanna’s husband, Laddie, and of course Meme and Pepe.

And for any I may have missed, my condolences.

Life goes on for those of left behind, but your passings have not been lost on us for they are waking us up to be more respectful of the time and more loving of the people we have in our lives.

February 25, 2016

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier … The Respect Specialist, Humanitarian, Social Entrepreneur, Creative, and Writer. The company creates, publishes, and produces books, products, and services to free potential based on the concept and global initiative “Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle.” I look forward to discovering how I can help you and others unleash more potential for greater success, enhanced quality of life, more joy and peace!

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Bad Behavior … Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

The challenge in choosing to respect … value every person results from the daunting task of seeing, disliking, and even hating bad behavior … yet not the person or humanity.

I know I struggled with this challenge most of my life like many people do because we are taught by experiences to do so … that is, until our Respect Level rises enough to see other humans as equal to us … in all their failings … and ours too.

There are those whose physiological makeup, their brain’s function, is impaired by natural chemical imbalances … natural mental health challenges, but a lot of mental health challenges are created by the world we live in and how we have shaped it by our choices of action or apathy … just going along for the ride.

Seen from the bigger picture perspective, we all make mistakes. Many people develop negative or blaming mentalities because to admit their own contribution may seem like a blow to what is often an over inflated ego… the kind developed and used to compensate for the unhealed wounds that still hurt.

I know because I lived that way too for most of my life … because I bought into the fallacy that my bad behavior, whether fueled by naivety, ignorance, disrespect, hurt, resentment, or anger, was who I was … someone bad … but I have learned we are all susceptible to bad behavior for a number of reasons, yet at the same time each and every one of us is a person … a human being … and what redeems us all is seeing beyond the bad behavior to help people in ways we can so they can develop the good behavior that results from feeling valued … respected regardless of the mistakes made … the bad behavior we manufacture.

And for any Christians reading this, we are called to forgive as many times as it takes, to help others get on the right track of good behavior by not adding another wrong on top of a wrong. It’s called love.

February 18, 2016

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier … The Respect Specialist, Humanitarian, Social Entrepreneur, Creative, and Writer. The company creates, publishes, and produces books, products, and services to free potential based on the concept and global initiative “Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle.” I look forward to discovering how I can help you and others unleash more potential for greater success, enhanced quality of life, more joy and peace!

Ebooks available at www.smashwords.com and other Ebook retailers.

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PRESS RELEASE RE: Dad’s Induction into Sports Hall of Fame

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

Frank & Zine Mann Honour Role

MASTER CLASSIC INDUCTEE

OSCAR “TRIP” TREPANIER

Though Oscar’s 1986-1969 Wallaceburg Red Devils Senior Lacrosse Team was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, the Kincardine resident of forty-five years, Oscar “Trip” Trepanier was inducted personally into Wallaceburg’s Hall of Fame on January 30th 2016 for his outstanding contribution to the sport of lacrosse for Wallaceburg’s Red Devils.

“Trip” was a member of the Intermediate team that won the Ontario championship in 1952. In 1959, a second Ontario Intermediate title was won.”

“A decade letter in 1969, Oscar would be front and center for one of the greatest rides in Wallaceburg sporting history. As Captain of the Red Devils that years he scored 39 goals and added 27 assists for 66 points in 24 games. In 11 playoff games that year he scored 13 goals and 9 assists.”

“The following year Trip moved his family to Kincardine for work reasons. Though Oscar took up curling, golf, baseball and often said he probably would have been a pretty good ball player, he didn’t leave his love of the game behind in Wallaceburg. When his sons Phil and Paul took up the sticks in Kincardine, he was there to encourage, watch and cheer them onto their All Ontario Championship win in Kincardine’s and their first year of play. He loved hunting and fishing and was a skilled carpenter. He also helped in the construction of the Somerhill Golf Course between Kincardine and Tiverton where on June 6, 2006 he recorded a Hole in One on the 9th hold. Sadly, he passed away on March 20th of last year.”

“Congratulations on a Great Ride Trip!”

Quoted from the 35th Annual Wallaceburg Sports Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony magazine. Saturday, January 30th, 2016  @ U.A.W. HALL

 Kincardine, Ontario     February 9, 2016     ###