We know change is difficult. Webster’s defines change as “to become different: to make (someone or something) different: to become something else.” Whether we like it or not, change is constant. It can be uncomfortable, annoying, inconvenient and many times even scary, but, change is always constant.
Danny’s Father was a Baptist Minister and the church moved the family all over while he was growing up. Danny went to 3 grammar schools, 2 middle schools, 3 high schools and 2 colleges; he handles change pretty well. I’ve always lived in the same area of Southern California so for me, change is a little scary. Packing up everything we owned and moving 1700 miles away from our family & friends, to a place where we knew no one, was a BIG CHANGE.
Our job isn’t easy and we aren’t perfect, please be patient with us. Every day we deal with many different personalities. We do our best to help residents, while also handling the daily operations of our community. When we put out a survey, general notice, or send a personal note we do our best to say exactly what we mean. We have no hidden agenda and you don’t need to “read between the lines.”
We are the facilitators of change, not the enemy. Our job is to make improvements to Leisure World and manage the facilities in a way that makes this an enjoyable place to be. Leisure World is going through a time of transition. I believe that if we keep our minds and hearts open, we’ll not only make it through the transition, we’ll also grow together as a community.
In today’s “me first”, “gotta have it now”, “no consequence” world, the basic principles for being a good friend and neighbor can sometimes be forgotten:
1) Never Partake in Gossip
2) Give Each Other the Gift of Grace
3) Speak to Your Neighbor the Way You Want to be Spoken to
4) Put Others First
There is an old Irish saying "better the devil you know than the devil you don't know", maybe that applies here?
Best Wishes and Happy Holidays,
Danny & Cindy
CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT
PLEASE, always use the small notebook in the office to let us know when you arrive and when you leave. I use notebook to make sure your utilities are being handled correctly.
The outgoing mail box has been moved next to the P.O. Boxes. We thought it would be more convenient for you if it were closer to the hall and shuffle courts as well as being right next to the incoming mail.