SCHINDLER’S LIST

Yesterday I finally sat down to watch this epic movie Shindler’s List.

Finding it to a powerful film with telling the true story of the persecution and hatred the Jewish people endured during World War II.

This period of history is known as The Holocaust.  In 1933 a man known as Adolph Hitler came into power.  Chancellor over the German people.  Hating the Jewish people so much he wanted to see them extinct. 

Oskar Schindler was a German born business man that is credited with saving the lives of 1000 Jews.  

As I sat and watched this movie many emotions were going through my mind.  To this day I will never understand how one man could hate so much to have ordered the extinction of one race.   

Why were the Jewish people hated and feared so much?  They were peaceful, hard working, loving, giving people.  They were hated by Hitler and the higher authority because one man was so evil he could speak of hate and people listened and obeyed.  

Six million Jews lost there lives during the holocaust period.  Held in concentration camps, forced into slave labor, watching the horror as there own family members, friends and neighbors were mercellessly killed by an incinerator. Burned to death by cremation.  

First as your watching Shindler’s list you think to yourself; ” Oh look it’s snowing”.  Look closer at the flakes coming down.  The air and streets were filled with the ashes and bones of innocently murdered people.

Liem Nissen plays the character Oskar Schindler.  A German entrepreneur who seeks to employ as many Jews as he can to keep them from being sent to concentration camps.   I won’t give away the movie but I will say this, powerful acting by all the actors kept me on the edge of my seat.  Mixed emotions of fear, hate, joy and more.

Watch and learn from this movie. I admire the fact that one man stepped up to the plate knowing it could cost him his life to save just a few of the Jewish people. 

Many other stories of heroic measure during a horrible time have been told.  May God bless those families that still survive and of those that helped protect and save the chosen ones.

Gain The Advantage, 

Alicia Osmera 

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Reflections

How often do you take time to reflect on your life?

Reflecting back on progress that one has made in business,  personal growth,  love life in general can be a healthy thing to do.

It allows one to take a look back and see how far they’ve come toward obtaining their goals.

As I’ve been looking back on the past articles I’ve posted putting forth the effort, hard work and connecting with other bloggers has lead to huge improvements with my site.

For Example:

Let’s take a look at my very first post Creating Your Brand written on June 8, 2015.  One hundred and seven words, short and to the point!

No comments from any visitors.   No engagement whatsoever!  I started receiving comments and more engagement as the articles improved.  Finding the right “wording” to attract and engage others has been a learning process.

It’s All About Connections

It’s all about making connections with other like minded people. Weather they’re a constant reader, a guest blogger or just passing by.

What are you offering to the readers? Is it something to challenge their thinking? Advise on certain subjects?  Challenge your readers to engage more with you, to make those connections that matter.   Each comment,  each visit to your site boosts your confidence as a writer; as well as your blog site ratings.

Victory Is Contagious 

Have you noticed when your attending a sporting event, watching your favorite game or even olympic event on TV when the team you’re touting for wins the happiness and joy you feel from the thrill of victory?

It’s contagious!

Look around at everyone.  There laughing, smiling, just having fun engaging with the comrodare of the victory.

Well I hope reading this will help you to reflect on things in your life.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Work In Progress

I started a new position as the Respiratory Therapy Manager at Medstuff Home Healthcare.  four years away from practicing my craft left me nervous and excited at the same time.  Monday the office was complete chaos.  

Four years ago I told myself, “self never do that again”.   Feeling burned out on my career choice I tried various opportunities from selling home security systems, customer service and my favorite venture was working at Mile High Harley Davidson.  My dream job!  As a rider and owner of a 1997 Harley Davidson Softail I was in hog heaven.  It was the  best three months of my life!

During the absence from my career choice I accomplished writing and now publishing my first book, Terror In The North Tower is a Murder mystery based on my background as an respiratory therapist. 

Work In Progress

Starting a new job, living in a new town or city, making new friends, new aquantances,  all leads to us as humans always being a work in progress. 

Without progress we wouldn’t make the necessary changes enabling us to grow.  New beginnings lead to exciting events.

  We can resist change. However it’s better to accept the change that lies before us, go through the growing pains makes us better in the end.

I accept the challenge that is before me to be the best that I can be.  Applying all my knowledge and experience into this new challenge before me.

Gain The Advantage!

Alicia Osmera