Most of our difficulties are caused by disharmony of one sort of another. We lack power because we lack harmony with a Higher Power and with each other. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 29 April)
... [I] fully accept the necessity of discipline and that, if I do not assert it from within, then I will pay for it. (Daily Reflections, 29 April)
- Yesterday I called Melva with "breaking news." By accident I found out that the beauty shop where she works will permanently close on Saturday May 16th. I contacted the manager and assistant manager to find out what's going to happen. I went to the shop in the afternoon to pick up Melva's cart and some paperwork they were holding for her. There are three other Hair Cuttery shops in the Bowie area. Melva told me to tell her boss that she wants to work at the shop in Crofton. I estimate that the Crofton shop is about two miles further east and north of the one that is closing. We weren't completely taken by surprise by this turn of events. We'd discussed the possibility before Melva made the decision to go to Panama. The big question will be how many of Melva's customers will follow her to the next shop.