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Let us never judge others…

Let us never judge others by the tattoos on their body, the clothes that they wear or the style of their hair … let us simply be aware of the light that shines from within when they stand silent in prayer.

By Wayne Warrington

Let us never judge others by the tattoos on their body...

 

I wrote this many years ago. It has been seen by thousands and shared hundreds of times through social media.  It is so important that we stand by this and learn this as we journey through life.  I for one learned this as one of my lessons in life.  We each have our own reality, our own set of rules that we established as we grew up and as we become adults.  Somehow the next part of that rule setting process was the application of our rules upon others.  How sad is that.  For when we think about it, would we want to have a set of rules placed upon us that were created by another who is as broken and flawed as we.

The ultimate rule maker, counselor, teacher was Christ. Jesus gave us the set of rules “standards” by which we are to live our lives.  Love one another and do not judge!   Matthew 7:1-3  “Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged. For you will be judged by the same standard with which you judge others, and you will be measured by the same measure you use. Why do you look at the splinter in your brother’s eye but don’t notice the beam of wood in your own eye?”

I realize this post may not seem as relevant to my consumers as most. I was guided to add this post so that my readers, those I serve as a consumer advocate, can understand the underlining foundation that guides my thoughts as I work to protect their interests.  I’m am simply God’s kid. Just as you are. No matter where you are in your spiritual path, we are truly all one. So let’s find common ground through which we can serve the common good of mankind.   Thank you and God Bless.    Wayne

The World Sits in Judgment

Yet we do not need to join the world in this process.

How often as we are in the midst of a conversation do we hear someone passing judgment upon another. Criticizing the way they dress. Their choice of hairstyles or even the type of work they do.  This seems impossible at times to escape. Judgment after judgment being rendered from individuals that they themselves are flawed to the core.

Least we forget we are fallen. We are imperfect. We are human.

I too have found myself with thoughts which certainly fall short of that which God has directed us to avoid at all cost.  And what is the cost of our thoughts, our comments, our condemnation of others?  Sad but true, the cost is more than anyone of us would ever wish to bear.  Loving the One

As I grew in my faith, as my state of enlightenment developed, I discovered amazing grace and peace as I found myself looking upon others, not by the clothes they wear, the tattoos on  their body, but more as I gazed upon their spirit and the light that shines from their hearts and minds as they pray, as they praise and lift up others around them.

My post today is prompted by the state of affairs we find ourselves embroiled in across the country and even around the world.  There is hatred the in hearts of so many, there is a disconnect within our communities, and there is a loss of compassion for those living without the necessities required to simply exist.

With the recent destruction of our cities and towns through the hurricanes these past few weeks, we have witnessed such amazing compassion and concern for the safety and lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans. With the attack on lives and bombings overseas we are seeing outreach once more for those whose lives have been disrupted by the violence that has overtaken those communities.   Why?   Why does it take such devastation, such loss of life, for us to show compassion. We are created with the emotion of love first and foremost.  How we end up allowing fear, anger, jealousy, and violence to become the controlling elements of our lives is beyond imagination.

As I created the graphics with the quote shown above my heart was filled with love for the amazing diversity we share here in America as well as for the beauty that can only be seen at times when you view life through the heavenly realm and not simply through our human condition.  My friends, take a moment to pray for our country, for our communities, and for the world to be filled with the peace that only comes from God and that is witnessed through each of us, one person at a time, one act of faith and of compassion at a time.   May God bless you for your thoughts of compassion for others and for the love you share those around you no matter what their race, color, religion or political affiliation.  We are all ONE!  One with God and one with one another.

Together we CAN make a difference! Stopping Cancer Now

It is difficult to know where to begin.  With the loss of a dear friend?  The survival of another?  The choices we have and yet do not make?  The underfunded research and programs that are needed to stop cancer from taking lives and destroying the lives of even more?

Let me start here.  With my dear friend of some 30 years, Ron Thompson. Wayne and Ron

Ron has always been an outspoken strong individual that has lived an amazing life in so many ways.  One of these ways is his battle with three (3) forms of cancer.   He survived and today we were able to enjoy lunch together to talk about the journey he has traveled in the treatment and recovery.He is every bit the man I knew of 10, 20 and 30 years ago, yet to him, he has lost a big part of life “not to mention part of a lung” to cancer.  His survival was due to the tremendous advancements in cancer treatment and research.  So to my friend Ron, I dedicate my journey in fighting cancer on June 4th, 2017.

 

Then there is my friend Robert Melton… my childhood friend for over 40 years, whose passing this year took so many of us by surprise and with our many regrets for the life, we would have loved to see Robert live for decades to come.  Robert was diagnosed with stage four cancer this year and within days was gone.  He was remembered by so many friends and family as being the giver.  Robert MeltonHis famous words… “I’ve got this!”   He gave to everyone and everyone was blessed by his friendship and love.  Yet cancer won and Robert lost, as did we all with his passing.

The interesting common thread with Ron and Robert is and was their love for life, for their friends and the strong cowboy lifestyle. Both these men had met their match with cancer because cancer does not care if you are a strong man, a beautiful woman or an innocent child.  Cancer takes lives or takes your life from you one part at a time.

I am writing to you now, to each of you reading this, to tell you we CAN make a difference, we can stop cancer in its tracks and we can reverse this terrible element in the lives of so many.  However, we must do so together. Through education, lifestyle change and through supporting amazing organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  This is why last year as part of the LLS MWOY program I became a part of the LLS family.  This is why in just days from today, I will be riding in the 72 Mile cycling event at Lake Tahoe to raise awareness of the work LLS does for cancer victims and their families and in dedication to the memory of Robert Melton and in honor of my friend Ronald Thompson.

Please join me in this effort by making your tax-deductible donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  My goal is $5,600 and hopefully more through your generous donation.

BTW…. just a note.  If you ever thought cycling was an easy sport or activity well…. let’s just say this is my FIRST attempt at this distance and with 1000 foot inclines and I am thoroughly impressed by those that do this on a regular basis such as our LLS Team in Training Chairperson Jennifer Swanton. This training for the ride is kicking my… back side!

As for when this event is over, I will be returning to Arizona to launch our new Health and Wellness program at our Mesa facilities under the branding of Personal Formula. I truly believe that there is a personal formula for each of us to apply to our life to help us be the best we are meant to be in health, fitness and overall wellness. Thank you for helping us together make this difference.

 

What America Needs Now

Whatever you may be thinking, let’s get one thing straight.  America does NOT need another career politician.

We have been losing ground for the past 50 to 100 years.  We are no longer the strongest, most powerful nation in the world.  And indeed, we should be and can be again.  However it will never happen with career politicians playing business as usual in Washington D.C.

If you read through my posts, articles and reports over the past 10 years you will find my writings to be absent any political overtones or strong opinions of local or national candidates. My position as a consumer advocate has directed me to be middle of the road and stay clear of the right or left on Capitol Hill. Basically, I can only be effective at my work for consumers if I do not “tick” anyone off in office.  I have been approached virtually every year to lend a hand, provide an endorsement or otherwise voice my support for one candidate or another.  This is not because I have the ear of millions, I simply provide one more “assumably” creditable source for candidates to point to in media or online searches.  However, I am writing today and voicing my personal opinion after reading this endorsement for Hillary Rodham Clinton as our next President of the United States.  This simply made the hair on the back of my neck stand up and had me reeling in my chair.

Hillary Clinton Career Politician

Disclaimer: Back 5 years ago I did lend my support to a local candidate for the office of County Attorney, based solely upon his heartfelt position in saving the lives of those being abducted and transported over the boarder from Mexico into Arizona.  That was the last and only endorsement I have made since my decision to serve Americans as their advocate.

So in keeping with my history of staying in the middle ground, let me say this article is NOT a measure to bash Hillary Clinton.  I am not a fan, supporter nor do I plan on voting for her in this coming election.   My choice of candidate for the Presidency will remain my own.

However with that said, here is why I would strongly hesitate to vote for Hillary or any other candidate for any office in Washington D.C. that has been in office “politic” during the past 10, 20, 30 years or more.

Simply put, the system is broken.  Our country is bankrupt and it was the leaders we elected into office over the past several decades that put us here. It was not Uncle James the local baker in town, or Bob the mechanic down the street, or Susan the real estate agent we see each month at chamber meetings, or Pastor Joel that talks to us about faith on Sundays. Our lives, our livelihood, our children’s future and that of our grandchildren have been systematically destroyed over the “business as usual” politics being played out in our nation’s capitol.   For most of you reading this, you may agree based upon your own personal take and experience with how your life and finances have been hit so hard over the past decade.  Or simply you have watched as our national debt has gone from billions of dollars to $21 trillion dollars and with no possible answer in view as to how to reverse this process.  For those of you that have yet to realize what I am referring to as the “career politician”, let me provide these personal insights.  And… hopefully non of my dearly departed relatives will turn over in their graves as I write this.

Our country became great because James the local baker, Bob the wagon fixer, Pastor Joel and even Susan the store clerk “when at a time her personal options were limited” each took it upon themselves as Americans to step up to the table to make our nation great.  To fight to ensure our liberties, preserve our freedom and protect our future. The majority of those in congress and the While House ran for office to serve a term necessary to fulfill an objective and it had NOTHING to do with their personal benefit, securing public speaking gigs or retiring with more wealth than they had when they started.  However today Washington D.C. is filled with career politicians that started as Hillary did running for office in College and she has never stopped running and she has become a part of the Washington machine.  When she gets into trouble she calls upon political favors to bail herself out.  When she is confronted with a difficult question as to why we lost the lives of our troops she calls upon the curtain that interestingly covers up the wrongs or mistakes that happen every day in the world of politics.

What we need “IMHO” are Americans that have no other objection than to fix the broken system we have and save our child or grandchildren from the future we have saddled them with.  I say we saddled them with, because it was during our watch that many of our elected officials ran afoul from the oath of office they took.   We can fix America.  We simply need to elect the right people to office and hold them accountable to do the job they were elected to do.

In closing this is my food for thought.  Donald Trump is not just running for office, he is the front runner at this point.   He does NOT need the job. As a matter of fact I can not for the life of me think of anyone that would want the job as President, considering the massive mess and cleanup our next President will face.  This is why it is NOT simply the Presidency that requires a fresh view by a non-career politician, it is as many seats we can replace in congress as well.

How do I know all this?  Why is my opinion so strong on this issue?  Because I grew up there. In Washington D.C. with family members and family friends in most every level of government.  I grew up in the middle of the political machine. I was being groomed for it and thank God I was redirect to the consumer side of the equation where I do my best to protect and preserve consumer rights not take them away.  So all I ask is this….. before you vote, think about why the person you are voting for is running for office and are they truly for change, not just business as usual, or are you helping put into office someone that will continue the next eight (8) years of increased debt, increased government oversight, decreased consumer rights and basically same old same old philosophy that placed us where we are today.

What America needs is you… and your vote. The choice is yours and remember… “Together we CAN make a difference!”   God bless America.

Your consumer advocate, Wayne Warrington

 

 

 

Verizon Mobile Settles Class Action

And certainly not for any small amount.  $64 Million to be exact.

The class action suit was brought down on the Mobile phone giant over allegations of over-billing on its Family Plan.

If you were a Verizon customer between the years 2001 and 2006 and on its Family Plan as a SharePlan member,  you may be eligible for a portion of the settlement.

The settlement is delivered through a series of cash payments, phone bill credits and a special pPIN number for members to use for domestic or international calls.

Class Action against Verizon

Verizon is not the only mobile phone company to the target of class action suits.  AT&T agreed to pay $105 million over claims it over charged customer bills with bogus text charges.

For more details on the Verizon settlement, click here.

The settlement calls for the company to pay $37.5 million to a fund that will be used to distribute cash and/or phone bill credits to qualified groups.

Also the company will need to supply members of the in-network members with special PIN numbers that will be used for both domestic and international calls. The value for this part of the settlement is set  at $27.5 million dollars.

Connecting you with class action suit settlements is a part of the LostMoney.com free consumer reporting system.  With billions of dollars available in class action suits, which can be claimed by millions of consumers across the country, there  is a good chance you or someone in your family has a claim available to them today.

Filing a claim to recover lost money from a class action suit is fairly easy sometimes compared to making a claim for unclaimed property at your local state UCP office, so get your free family profile set up today at LostMoney.com

 

2013 the Year of Excellence

Attitude, Persistence, Balance, Drive, Commitment & Faith
by:  Wayne Warrington

With the clock ticking away, these last few hours of 2012 serve to remind me of many things.Excellence Sign

First, the things that I did not finish this year.

Second, the things I wish to accomplish in the year ahead.

Third, the gratitude I have in my heart for the blessings I received over the past year.

And fourth, those people in my life that I am so thankful for and cherish.

All of the above may sound pretty self-centered.  The truth is without thinking about the world around me and horrific events such as Hurricane Sandy, the billion dollar 2012 election, the economy, the homeless and the fiscal cliff ahead…well I could find myself wallowing in self pity over the events in my life this year which have brought me sadness or pain. It is looking outside of myself to others and the challenges they faced, or the losses they incurred, that awaken me to the blessings of things such as:  my relationship with God, the love of my family and my fiancée’, my ability to work and serve my fellow man, my health, the roof over my head and the food on the table each day.  For many, these things which I could easily take for granted, are things others pray for daily to be renewed in their life.

It is also the awareness of the needs of others which adds to the humility in my life and for that I am eternally grateful. My work with thousands of people each week provides me with some “uncomfortable” insight as to the REAL state of our Country, which I believe in so deeply.

As we were discussing our goals for 2013, my fiancée came up with the phrase “Year of Excellence”. How appropriate the title is, or can be, when we consider the resources we do have as a nation and the ability we still have to make 2013 an incredibly prosperous, successful and loving year for us all.   For the past several years as I close out my communication with consumers, I have been using the phrase … “Together we CAN make a difference.”  It is TOGETHER that we can become more than we can alone.  It is by working together that positive changes in our country can be achieved.  It is by working together that our homeless and unemployed will find comfort, peace and protection during 2013.

The purpose of this article is to state the CHALLENGE that I am placing upon myself to be a better man this year, to work towards excellence which means each day I will strive to achieve more in my life than the day before.  As a Christian man I have a calling to be of service to others. As a family man I have a burning desire to be the best father and husband I can be.  As a consumer advocate I have a sense of responsibility to help protect the rights of those that are being abused by others. I realize that perfection is not within any of us, least not within me. So I accept my imperfections while at the same time I do not accept complacency in my life, and I will strive for a state of excellence in all that I do from this day on.

Wayne Warrington's Challenge of ExcellenceThe key elements that I plan to use in my quest for excellence will include:

Attitude: And a positive one at that!

Persistence:  Never give up, never surrender! Love that quote. 🙂

Balance:  Health, Wealth and Love. A weekly review of our balance is so helpful.

Drive:  There is so much difference in being driven somewhere vs. having the drive to get to where you want to go. I know where I want to be in 2014, so 2013 will be the year I will maintain the DRIVE to get there.

Commitment: If we are not committed to that which we wish to achieve, then the process and time we spend will be in the chase and not the capture of our dreams.

Faith: My strength comes from my faith in God. In His judgment and in His promise of that which is to come.  Without our faith in God’s perfection, I believe we would truly be alone.

In closing I wish to acknowledge those that have been a part of my life, my work and my efforts to be of service to others. Without your support and consideration over the past year, I certainly could not have achieved all that has been accomplished this year. Thank you again for being there.

My prayers and best wishes for a Year of Excellence in 2013 are with each of my family members and my friends both here online and those close to home.  May God’s blessings be with each of you as we enter this New Year.