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Standing for What You Believe In

By January 18, 2012January 3rd, 2017Balance, Healthy Living, Living

Quote about possibilities from EdisonThe final day of an incredible year and I was given a small test to see if I was truly committed to standing for what I believe in.

I was joining a friend for a pre-New Year’s Eve afternoon conversation over tea. I consciously put extra money in the parking meter knowing it might be a long meeting. Taking the ticket from the machine, I walked back to my car and placed it squarely in view, displaying that I had paid for several hours.

Something Totally Unexpected

After an interesting and engaging visit, I returned to my car and saw a yellow parking violation smack dab in the middle of my windshield. My immediate reaction was surprise and confusion. I’d returned to my car in plenty of time and as I took the violation off my windshield I tried to imagine the “why.”

Wow, a $30 fine and I’d already paid more than $6 to park! Then I looked at the explanation. The parking voucher I’d purchased was placed upside down on the dashboard of my car. The officer had recorded the ticket number of the voucher, which was all he could see beside the description of the violation.

I was upset. Mostly at myself I realized. I found myself questioning how it happened and then wondering why his system couldn’t read the ticket number and confirm how much time I had actually purchased.

Then I weighed my possibilities. I could accept the penalty, pay it in the allotted time and the whole thing would be over. That was the easy thing to do. Hey, it was only $30. But in that moment the part of me that longs for fairness and justice made an agreement with myself to challenge it.

A Lesson From Mother Nature

It was the weekend, so I sat with it for a few days. On a windy Monday, I parked in yet another metered area of downtown. I bought a ticket good for three hours, placed it on my dashboard face up, bent over to get something off the floor of my car and when I stood up, the ticket was gone. I searched the car and visually scanned the street, checking to see if the ticket was literally blowing in the wind. The ticket appeared to have disappeared into thin air!

Looking for a meaning in all things, I wondered what Mother Nature was trying to have me see here. I realized the wind plays with parking tickets and now understood, that is most likely what had happened in my upside down violation incident. The wind had flipped the ticket over.

Challenging What I Believe In

Committed again, I was determined to challenge the system and willing to go to court. I checked online to see if there were any similar reports from other frustrated drivers. Nothing definitive. I had already written on my week’s to-do list: Secure a court date to challenge parking ticket. On the third day, I made my way to the midtown parking violation office, parked my car and bought a ticket. (Yes, I made sure it was face up before I left the car this time).

I took what seemed like a long walk to the office, joined the line of other protestors and stood smiling, as I listened to the snippets of stories I was able to hear others relaying. I had no idea what to expect, but it honestly felt good, as I realized that I’m committed to honouring what I believe in. It’s that simple. I had taken the necessary action and was prepared for whatever the outcome or consequences.

After not too long, I was called to a half-open window, as the previous person was lingering to fill out some paperwork. I approached the window, smiled at the lady and said, “I bet you hear some wild stories here, so here’s mine,” as I handed her my violation slip and the parking ticket that had been turned upside down. She smiled back and replied, “You should sit where I sit for a couple of hours. You can’t imagine the stories I hear.”

What a Great Story This Would Be

I smiled and, as a writer, thought what a great story this was just by virtue of itself. Every one of us have stories to tell—all the time. We spin them, create them, sometimes out of nothing, and we charge them with so much emotion that they often become larger than life.

She acknowledged that I had a valid parking ticket and proceeded to do some administrative type stuff. She told me the police officer had done me a favour. Hmm. Funny how when I first got the violation slip I certainly wouldn’t have ever considered it that.

Because he had chosen to write the number of the purchased ticket on the violation, he’d confirmed that I actually had one. Apparently, he could have charged me with having no parking ticket at all. I laughed and said, “Then for sure I would have fought it, because I actually did have one.”Girl with raised arm in fist standing for what she believes in

An Invitation

Instead, the officer literally gave me an invitation. To examine if what I believe in, was strong enough to stand up and take action. Would it become yet another story I chose to tell people about, or would I do something about it? I had taken the invitation and danced with it.

I asked her “What happens next?” She said, “That’s it.” She had pulled the ticket, kept all my paperwork and the matter was closed. No fine and no court date. A moot incident. Just a little bit of my time and a few extra dollars to park and it was over. I thanked her and told her it was a lesson learned.

As I drove home, kind of smiling ear-to-ear I admit, I felt really good. Not because I won or was right, but because I chose to honour what is important to me. I formally thank the police officer for the invitation and of course, Mother Nature for the gentle windy nudges to challenge myself and see what I really am willing to take a stand for.

Every Day is an Opportunity

We all have the opportunity every day to create these possibilities in our lives. To take a stand, commit to something that matters to us and when necessary, (which is most of the time) to take an action. It is that simple.

I’m personally committed to making 2017 a year of standing for all the things I believe in every single day. As someone who is passionately committed to rights…human, environmental and animal, it feels like the times we live in are asking us all to stand for what matters most to us. I intend to be lighter, with less unnecessary drama and fewer overblown stories. To be true and authentic, with both my words and my actions in all areas of my life.

What are you committed to stand for this year? What are you committed to no longer stand for?

postscript: This post was originally written in 2012. The message was so apropos, it felt worth sharing again. Wonderful life lessons, I believe, are evergreen.

Beverley Golden

Beverley Golden is a writer, storyteller, peacenik and health & vitality consultant, who loves testing unconventional ways to shift paradigms in the playing fields of health and wellness, storytelling and creativity as a path to world peace. Her passion is turning the “impossible” into the possible, using her own experiences with a lifetime of health issues, to inspire and support others to live their life to the fullest. You're invited to a Complimentary Health Consultation, starting with the True Health Assessment that offers a customized personalized snapshot of how healthy you are in the areas of lifestyle, heredity and nutrition. Contact me to get started!


  • Wow! What a fabulous story, Beverley. I’m so glad you stood your ground and went to court…or the court window:)

    I’m always fascinated with stories that reflect deeper meaning and different perspectives. The story about the officer doing you a favor was probably what helped your case without needing a court date.

    Love this! Thank you for sharing.

    I’m committed to sharing MORE of myself this year and to STOP playing small!
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    • Love what you are committed to for yourself for 2017, Tandy! How powerful to put yourself first and committing to playing big!

      I also love stories that reveal a deeper meaning and appreciate hearing that others like you also resonate with them. It means a lot to know my ‘stories’ hit home with others.

  • Parking tickets are a pet peeve of mine. I’ve fought a few and won too. Like you said, it’s not so much about the fee or being right as it is about standing up for yourself. When you feel someone has wronged you in some way, or has been unfair, it’s important to state your case. You may not prevail, but at least you know that you’ve stood up for yourself.
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    • I agree that the real lesson or point is that we are willing to stand up for the things we believe in, Jennifer. Sometimes it is about speaking up for the things we value in our lives, regardless of the time or money it will cost. We really are living in a time in our history when no one can remain complacent. Everyone is needed in a world that needs transforming!

  • A cute and fun story. And as it in the end was not about the parking ticket in itself, but as I see it something bigger. As I read it today, just after Obama’s farwell speech yesterday, I guess it fits in well with the US situation for the moment and the next 4 years. That they really will need to act and speak up for what they want. 🙂
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    • Thanks Katarina! I agree with you that this ‘lesson’ about standing up for something bigger than ourselves, is exactly the message in Obama’s farewell speech. It is a situation we all are facing in our world today. No more time for complacency and hoping someone else does it for us. It is basically up to us to stand up and speak out for the things most important to us!

  • Thank you for sharing this reminder to all of us about standing up for what we believe in – even if it may be easier not to! I am now very grateful that we just have space numbers and no longer need to leave the slip of paper in our windows!

    • Agree with you Mindy about standing up even when it might be easier not to. I love that idea of parking space numbers and I think I saw that in Florida when I was there, where you can buy time via your phone and their app. It definitely would eliminate a lot of the questions that paper parking tickets can bring.

  • Lorii Abela says:

    It makes sense to me that you stood up for what you think is right. I am glad that you won. The policemen definitely need some understanding, though.. There would always be a reason.

    • Thanks Lorii! I also believe it always makes sense to stand up for what you think is right. In this case, yes I did win. The key is to not be attached I guess to the outcome and to just do it because it feels like it is the best choice for you. I believe this policeman was very kind to ‘lead’ me to making a choice to stand up and speak out.

  • I had something similar happen to me during a visit to a beach in South Carolina a few years back. It was worth it to me to challenge the ticket (mostly because i’m stubborn and have to be right…which I was in this case) and it was resolved without bloodshed. Yes, there are some things worth fighting for…and some things that are not.
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    • Thanks for sharing your story of stubbornness and standing up for what’s right, Jackie. It really is a choice and I guess sometimes certain things aren’t worth fighting for. The key is being objective enough to know which is which. We are in a time where it seems more important than ever that people are willing to stand up for the things that matter to them most.

  • Reba Linker says:

    I really enjoyed this post, Beverley. It seems to be a matter of really knowing when to stand and fight and when to let it go. Either way, it feels so good when we get it right!
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    • Thanks for adding that point, Reba. Yes, in life there are many opportunities to stand up and speak up, or to choose not too. Whatever we choose, it is the right choice for us in that moment.

  • Alene A Geed says:

    a Great story Beverley. We have all been there. I am pleased that you stood up for what was important to you. Plus as a writer I feel a you have a short story in the offing 🙂
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    • Thanks so much Alene! I do think we all have been there and it is truly a matter of the choices we make, based on what is important to us. I had never thought of this as a short story in the making…thanks for the suggestion.

  • Robin says:

    Hi Beverley,

    I’m so glad that you shared this post again as I missed it… Wonderful story and inspiration! So often, many tend to let things like this go… Your experience proves what can happen when we take a stand. Thank you for sharing this!!

    • Glad you had a chance to read this one, Robin. Happy you found it inspiring too! I agree with you that so many times people do let things go, as it is easier and will take less time. I think it is becoming more essential for us all to take a stand for the things that matter to us most. Otherwise we become complacent and ‘resigned’ in life, just when the world needs more people to stand up and speak up!

  • Hey Beverley 🙂

    This new year is different for me in so many ways, because I have finally realized what is important to me and what it is that I am fully committed to doing so I can have the best year ever!

    I have committed to doing what I have to do to have the kind of success that I have always desired for the past several years and I am going to do whatever it takes to get there, because I believe in myself enough to KNOW I can 🙂

    I am also going to surround myself with other like-minded people as well, as they say, you are who you “hang-out” with 😉 Working on my circle of influence daily so I know I will see my dreams become a reality!

    Awesome post and share!! Thank you 🙂

    • Love hearing how determined and committed you are to yourself and your success Joan! That is fantastic! I really feel your sense of purpose and your desire to achieve the things that are important to you. And yes, surrounding yourself with like-minded and supportive people truly is the way to get where you want to go in your life! So delighted to hear all of this from you and to know you are truly putting yourself and what matters most to you first! 🙂 You’re welcome and wishing you enormous success!

  • Anne says:

    Great article Beverley, its hard sometimes in this world to take a stand but we must persevere every day and try! And when life hands you lemons, taking the lesson and applying it is the only way to make it count. Thank you for your wise words.

    • Thanks for your lovely comment, Anne! I agree with you that more often than not we are faced with choices in our lives and sometimes we are wise to let them go and others it is important for us to stand up for what matters to us and to take the extra actions. It’s easier to ‘let it go” and do nothing, but I also believe how we handle the more challenging situations in our life, is a testament to growing out character.

  • Robin says:

    Love your writing! I am so on board with this! My favorite version of this is the proliferation of companies that are raising fees (amounts, etc.). So many items are auto-billed, and so many folks don’t review bank or credit card statements. I am one that does, and I do call each one – and almost 100% will adjust the amount downward. Just is not right!
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    • Thanks so much Robin! I really appreciate hearing that you enjoy my writing. And yes, there are a lot of companies who do erroneously make charges like you said and I am with you 100%. I always check everything and make sure to correct any ‘wrongs’ I find. I wonder how much is lost by the total of all the people who don’t do this! That’s a result I fear of everything being so highly digitized now too!

  • Meghan Monaghan says:

    Love your story telling skills! You touched on many themes in this post. I’m reminded of a saying in my parents’ home: act, don’t react. You’ve provided an excellent example of why this saying holds true. So often we let our emotions take control first and foremost rather than taking some time to ponder situations before taking action. By keeping calm and holding to your values, you had a much better outcome. Of course, that isn’t always the case! However, in a world where emotions seem to outweigh sense, I find your story’s message is one people should learn from. Things are not always as we think they are when we’re first responding to a situation. It’s good to mull it over and then make the call to action.
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    • Thanks so much for the thumbs up on my storytelling skills, Meghan! I really appreciate it and that you see the multiple themes in this post too. I hadn’t even thought of that idea of waiting before reacting and in this case I didn’t even have a choice because of the timing. I also see how once we commit to something and carry it through, the reward is often in just doing that, regardless of the outcome. I do agree that we are living in a world where emotions seem to be where people react from, without often giving any thought to the facts, and just the facts. This is something we all would benefit from learning, as often we spin the stories and make them something they aren’t. Appreciate your thoughtful comment and seeing the layers in this post.

  • This says a lot about your positive attitude. I would have paid the ticket because time is money. I allow myself $1200 a year to mess up. Of course I rarely get close to $100, but it keeps me stress free.
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    • Thanks Candess. I can’t say I would always do this, however, in this case it felt really important for me to stand up and make the effort. I love your idea of allowing yourself a yearly amount to ‘mess up’ and by doing that you actually don’t even get close to using it. Stress free yes.

  • Wow.. interesting and indeed frustrating at the same time. We have to fight for what we believe in or just accept the consequences, right!

    • Yes, at times things happen in life where it is really frustrating, Kristen, and what I see is so many people just get over it and let things go. When something is really important to us, I do believe it is really important to take the extra steps to stand for what we believe in.

  • Absolutely LOVE the Edison quote to open! I hadn’t heard that one. And as you know, challenging beliefs and standing up for what we believe in is huge to me. What a wonderful lesson!
    I just committed to going to the women’s march in Austin (it’s in conjunction with the big one in DC) on Jan. 21. Time to truly stand up for what I believe in!
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    • Thanks so much Susan! I LOVE the Edison quote to and it somehow found me, as I had not heard it before either. It just seems to fit the message of standing for what we believe and like you, that is what is becoming more important to me each year.

      Love that you are marching in Austin, as although I would love to go to Washington, I also decided to march locally here in Toronto. I think it ail be an incredible experience in Washington, as it is not something I have done in my life. It feels like just showing up and standing up will make a difference wherever we march! Have a wonderful experience!

  • Tamuria says:

    I’ve had similar experiences Beverley and it’s not just about the money, it’s that lousy feeling of unfairness when you are being falsely accused of not doing the right thing. It’s important to stand up for yourself and what you believe in. It may be a hassle initially but it stops that bad feeling from festering.
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    • As someone who strives for the world to be ‘fair’ Tami, I couldn’t agree with you more. I am always wanting to right the injustices I see or experience. Often money can be a motivator, but it isn’t usually about that. I fully agree that it is important to stand up for what you believe in, as when we walk away, we are left not knowing how it might have turned out.

  • When I was reading your post Beverley, the first thing that came to mind when I read that they officer had taken the time to record the ticket number was that he was giving you the benefit of the doubt and that you could easily challenge the parking violation. So interesting how our perspectives are shaped by our experiences, moods, etc.

    I love your encouragement to us to take a stand and commit to something that matters to us when necessary,
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    • Very wise observation, Rachel, as in fact the police officer was giving me the benefit of the doubt and offered me an invitation to see what I would do. For all of us, we are given these opportunities all the time and ultimately it is our choice what we stand up for and what we don’t. I agree with you that it is interesting how our perspectives are formed by past experiences or beliefs too.

      Appreciate hearing that you enjoy how I encourage others to stand up and commit to what matters to you (the collective you here) most!

  • What a great story Beverley. A little effort really does pay off. You always bring great value with the lessons you learn from everyday life. Thank you for sharing. The Thomas Edison quote at the beginning of the article reminds me that we have to dig deep to exhaust every solution and then dig some more…never give up. Finally, the last picture reminds me that we are our own best cheerleader. Doing the right thing in and of itself is its own reward and will grow us in ways we never imagined.

    • Thanks so much for your insights, Christy and I really appreciate hearing that my articles offer value of life lessons learned. I also love the Thomas Edison quote, as it really resonates for me as well. Giving up is not an option and yet so many people seem to give up, maybe a little bit too soon. And I agree with you about being our own cheerleader too. Yes, it is up to each of us to stand up for what matters to us and to watch how that amplifies in our lives.

  • Gill says:

    Things like this happen to me on the occasion, it’s so empowering when you go rectify the situation and it was easy! This year is going to be a great year for finding the time to do the things I love and for my “me”. 😀

    • Agree with you Gilly! When things happen in life where we have a choice to stand up for what we think is ‘right’, it does feel really empowering just by virtue of doing it. I love hearing that you will take more time finding things you want for yourself this year, as what could be more nurturing and affirming than that. Enjoy!

  • I recognize myself in this story as well. Once, when I had bought a ticket my mind was somewhere else and I accidentally put the ticket in my pocket instead of putting it on the windscreen. And ofcourse I got a parking ticket. And sent in a written complain and this time I succeeded in getting my money back since I could show that I had actually payed.
    So that time it was not so difficult to stand up for myself.
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    • Great story Eva! Love that you stood up what you believe in and that it turned out so positively.I find it fascinating that they honoured your paid for ticket even though you didn’t display it. It kind of surprised me actually. Here’s to 2015 being a year for us all of standing for what we believe in. Thanks for joining in the conversation.

  • Sounds like it was well worth your time to stand up for what was right. I am looking forward to intentionally making 2015 a GREAT year!

    • Love how you say you are looking forward to “intentionally” making 2015 great! I feel that it is going to be a wonderful year indeed! Thanks for joining in the conversation.

  • Cher says:

    Wow, that was definitely an opportunity in disguise – I love how you viewed it that way! For me, There will be NO negativity in my life and much more positivity. I am going to find the positive in any potentially negative situation! Loved your article!
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    • Thanks so much Cher and yes, it was an opportunity too good to pass up. Love how you are committed to positivity and actually making that a conscious choice in your life. This positivity is sure to spread to those you love too!

  • I really enjoyed this post! 2014 turned out SO differently than I had originally thought, or planned on! I had so many plan for my business – develop more followers, cultivate a larger tribe, launch my product, get my book written…. but none of that really happened (some none at all, and others not on the scale I had planned.)

    But the biggest thing that happened was not even really on my radar yet was the best thing of 2014. I found true love. Totally unexpected. As I reflected recently on 2014 I realized that I spent a lot of time cultivating this new relationship. And it was absolutely worth it. I have bigger plans for 2015 and beyond – plans I never thought I would have.

    I also realized that my original plans for 2014 didn’t disappear. They are on deck for 2015. Plus I have more personal support now.

    I truly believe that everything happens as it is meant to be. And I am SO grateful for the invitation (love your term here!) to let the Universe lead me (where perhaps I had blinders on) and that I followed. It wasn’t always easy, but now I feel more grounded and ready for the adventures. I may not necessarily understand why things unfolded as they did (cause often in my head I can do it ALL! Hehe!) I do know however that the Universe is setting me up for big things. And I am sure 2015 will be a great adventure!
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    • Love your openness to go where the Universe is leading you and to say yes to life, A. Lynn! It is so true how we believe we know the way and the how, yet things unfold in very different ways then we anticipated they would. As I love to remind people, there is our timing, and then there is Divine timing and sounds like you really get that and by staying open something you might not have even imagined came through that open door. And yes, I get how in my head I believe I can do everything…at once. I’m also feeling 2015 is going to be a monumental “off the charts” kind of year. 2014 was very challenging for so many. Congratulations on your new love and on being so clear on seeing how your dreams are still there and ready to fly this coming years. So appreciate you joining in the conversation and sharing your experience and insights!

  • Veronica says:

    I live my life with the goal to make an improvement daily. It’s all about taking small actions to being a better you. Standing up for my beliefs is right up there with self improvement

    • Love your philosophy, Veronica. Make even a small improvement daily is very empowering and encouraging to move forward. Standing for what we believe in is so key to living an authentic life too! Thanks for joining in the conversation.

  • Julie Wilson says:

    This was certainly a great read and I love that you stood up for what you believed. This has taught me a valuable lesson. Thank you

    • Thanks so much Julie, and you’re welcome! Very happy to hear that it resonated and struck a chord with you. I believe that we all have areas of our lives that it is important to stand for what we believe in.

  • Tina says:

    I love your story! Many years ago I was attending a class in downtown Tucson. All of the parking places had signs that said something like “No Parking 9-5” and this class began at 7. Sure enough, one night every one of us was ticketed. The next class the discussion was whether or not to simply pay the fine or fight the silly ticket. Most people paid the fine, but not me. I went to court with a photo of the parking sign and the time of my class. Of course the case was thrown out, but both the policeman and I had wasted a lot of time, and a lot of the people’s money in court. Moral of the story: if you’re right, it’s worth standing up for!

    • Love your spunk Tina!! You always seem to be the one who stays true to yourself and takes action. I love this! Too often people just complacently pay the fine and walk away without even trying. The only way to get things to change is to be someone who stands up and speaks out and leads the way for others. So happy to know you and to hear that you stood for what you believe in and had a great outcome. I hope more people see that if you believe strongly enough in something you stand for, it’s important to go for it! Thanks for sharing your story too.

  • Lorii Abela says:

    Beverley, I loved your story. An individual needs to be reflective on what he or she stands for in every circumstance. He needs to be independent, efficient and pro-active sentinel of what he or she believes, guided with the principle of integrity.
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    • Thanks so much Lorii. Glad this story resonated with you on these levels, as I do believe that as individuals it is important to continue to stand for what is important to us and what we believe in.

  • Beverley. It is funny how I have a parking incident story as well. I also stood up for what was right and manage to reduce the ticket to the smallest amount without going to court. (It was complicated but I had evidence that I was in the right.) I could have taken it to court to get the ticket completely cancelled but the cost of that versus working wasn’t worth it.

    Great story telling.
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    • Thanks Heather. Happy to hear you also are a person who will stand up for what you believe in and I hear you that sometimes, the time and cost involved has to be weighed, to then make a choice in how far to go. As a Consumer Megaphone I do find myself taking a stand for many things others would not even consider. Thanks for joining in the conversation and I appreciate that you enjoyed my story telling too!

  • Great story. I agree we need to stand for what we believe in. It is not always easy and sometimes it seems like it would be simpler to just let it go and move on. However, when we take a stand we grow. We build our confidence and are able to stand for those really tough things in our lives. It gives us a sense of accomplishment and we all need that.

    • Thanks Meryl. Sometimes it does seem to be easier to let something go and move on, I agree. Personally, I seem to continue to stand for things that are important to me, whether that is something small like this personal situation, or something larger, like taking on a big corporation where I feel I am a Consumer Megaphone for others. All I can be is an example of what is possible and this does ask us to step up and make it known what we do stand for. It is a great sense of satisfaction and accomplishment indeed.

  • Loved this story because I had a similar experience without the nice ending. MI chose to explain, prove my parking innocence to a NYC violation because I too believe in standing up for what was fair & my values, taking an action instead of just complaining. Despite, photos of signs, documentation, etc. I did not win. I paid a hefty fine begrudgingly but then let it go. Had other incidents I dealt with & got favorable outcomes. Unpredictable, but what is predictable is my stand.
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    • Love that you also are consistent in taking a stand for what you believe in, Roslyn. Sometimes we win and sometimes the outcome is less favourable, however, without at least taking the action and going for it, we sell ourself and our beliefs short. At least when you try, you know you have given something your all, and there are no regrets. Thanks for your stories too. I have not so favourable ones myself. 🙂

  • Terri Davis says:

    Hi Beverley! So glad I stopped by. It was providential that I read this today. Thank You!