Reflecting History, The Largest Group …

Reflecting history, the largest group paying the price of the COVID-19 Pandemic are the vulnerable … not just the seniors, but the poor who can’t afford to stay home, work in essential services for poverty wages, live on the street, in community homes, in rooming houses, apartment buildings, and/or live in houses where one member or more ignores the safety protocols because of low “Respect Levels”for one’s self and therefore for others … so many of us have much to be grateful for right now.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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April 30, 2020

Meet “Little Jack”

Now the little rabbit here is one of my early drawings of Little Jack. He needs some sprucing up and updating, but he also reminds me of what the first Snoopy and the first Mickey Mouse looked like when initially conceived, so there is hope for LJ too. The Little Jack ebooks are not illustrated, but they don’t have to be to engage readers readers have told me. And I must admit I am looking forward to seeing how the little fellow will evolve once he hits the animation stage for film!

Little-Jack-Drawing

 

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

© All Rights Reserved 2014-2019

April 22, 2020

“Not An Ordinary Sale,” Smashwords Founder Mark Coker

NOT AN ORDINARY SALE … BUT NEITHER IS “LITTLE JACK” ORDINARY!
SMASHWORDS, the ebook retailer and distributor, created the “Authors Giving Back” sale in order for authors to reach out to people who have more reading time because of the COVID-19 pandemic “Stay Home” order. Mark Coker, Smashwords’ founder, encouraged authors to participate while also encouraging us to consider books that would be uplifting as well entertaining.
As a result, my “Authors Giving Back” offerings include the well-received Little Jack series that has captured the hearts of children … people of all ages … and  More Than Words … a little book of inspiration with the intent to share uplifting reads that bring smiles to hearts and souls.
To access the book(s) of your choice either search for a book title on www.smashwords.com or just click on the link above the book cover and you will be taken directly to, not only the Smashwords website, but also directly to where you can read a sample and purchase the ebook of your choice simply by signing up for a free Smashwords membership where you will find thousands of others ebooks too!
The Little Jack series of six ebooks have been especially uploaded to Smashwords to retail for $1.99 USD each, but have a 30% coupon attached for each book in the series. Clicking on the link below will take you directly to Smashwords where you will be able to select which book of the Little Jack series you want to sample and/or purchase.
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                     Book 1 Cover
More Than Words … a little book of inspiration, the ebook version of poems normally retails for $7.99 USD, but has a 60% off coupon!
More Than Words a little book of inspiration
 
PLEASE NOTE:
The “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” family of books is being revised and added to, so please stay tuned for future release dates.
Happy reading!
Thank you for your interest and also for respecting yourself and others by staying home to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic and social challenge.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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April 24, 2020

 

 

 

 

Living By Truth Is Not Easy In This World

Up front I have to admit I certainly have told lies, but more often than not, I have told truths … truths that were not recognized as truth, or could not, or would not, be believed. I even lied after I told the truth just to smooth things over in order to avoid conflict, one of my least favourite things. And over the years, many people have lied about me, with their own unique motives. I used to get hurt, angry, and even confused, but not so much anymore, and at times, not at all.

Fortunately my drive to understand human behaviour recently provided the much-needed answers I sought.

As I have written about previously, my research revealed that my personality type falls within a small range, estimated to be between 5% to 8% of the American population, as well as also being an introvert, in contrast to the dominant personality type, extroverts.

Not having this knowledge, truly understanding the impact, and people being more comfortable with people like themselves, not only compelled me to be untruthful about my true character, unique talents and skills, not that they were bad, just more different than the majority of people. I realize too that my being untruthful about myself and presenting a preferred persona, also resulted in relationship problems and even professional problems when my true character came out, which eventually had to happen in order for me to develop the best mental health for me.

Unfortunately, what I did with good intent, becoming chameleon-like in order to be accepted, liked, and loved ultimately backfired personally and professionally and their has been much collateral damage requiring several years and a lot of effort to shed the false skin and grow into my own … and also to let people go gracefully, in ways I could not do before.

Now, the challenge is not to revert to chameleon-like behaviour, but to stay true to myself, even with the knowledge that not being like most people, I have to accept people’s discomfort, dislike, or even worse from my not being like them, my not thinking like them, my not making choices similar to theirs, and as a result, their lack of respect for me.

Learning what I have, I now do my best to be civil and respectful to others because I know what it feels like not be respected. I even make an effort to apologize if I am not as civil as I want to people to treat me. And when I am on the receiving end of what I experienced when I was naive about all of this, sometimes it still hurts, but only initially when I let my feelings dominate my consciousness rather than my principle that everyone benefits from being treated with civility … in other words, respectfully … simply for being another life.

The other thing though that has helped me considerably to live truthfully is studying The Bible and discovering three important facts.

First surprising fact to me was that if someone is dedicated to doing work that is going to make a positive difference in the world, that person must be prepared for the onslaught that will come because, after all, Satan wants to win as many battles, especially against anyone who is going to advance humanity, because he knows the final victory is God’s. Discovering this empowers me to be less surprised when bad things happen, big or small, yet admittedly I still have to make sure to remind myself not to take any onslaught personally, regardless of who delivers it, because I know the real source, whose power is really nothing compared to who is for me and my purpose.

Second, those who believe in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are told they are in this world, but not of it, so it is natural that some, even many people, will not only accept, but will also reject, and even seek to harm someone they do not identify with or who does not believe as they do..

And gladly, third, no matter what is said or by whom against me, I need do little, especially not acting revengefully, but just believe in the power truth and God brings to any situation or relationship.

Undoubtedly, living truthfully may not always be the easy way to live in this world, but after living untruthfully for a number of reasons most of my life and reaping the unsatisfying, unfulfilling, limiting, and harmful results, there is no other choice I would make.

 

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

© All Rights Reserved 2014-2019

Last update April 22, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

About The Founder … What Makes Me A Specialist?

WHAT MAKES ME A SPECIALIST?

Discerning respect being used as a tool, a discretionary value, consciously or not, to discriminate, exclude, manipulate, coerce, and even physically harm others for the benefit of a person or group is my specialty and the reason I developed and founded the social business venture, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle.

The prejudice my unusual personality type experienced from being a misunderstood minority, estimated to be only 5% to 8% of the American population, and the long-term negative impact I finally healed from after years of research, study, self-actualization, and compassion transformed me into an advocating specialist and social entrepreneur.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

© All Rights Reserved 2014-2019

Last update April 22, 2020

“Calling Me a Hero Only Makes You Feel Better”

Because I appreciate his insights and share his frustration, I am sharing this and hope you will also.
Shared linked story by Karleigh Frisbie Brogan for The Atlantic, April 18, 2020
I am grateful he is aware not everyone has a choice to stock up because they don’t have the space/appliances and/or don’t have the money to do so either … so off to the grocery stores such people have to go … often weekly. And then for many, there is the dilemma of how to carry everything home in one trip … so for those of you who have the space, the money, and transportation, please free up the retail space by stocking up so you don’t have to go every week … in order to save the space for those who really need to be there. Thank you.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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April 21, 2020