Al & Shelley DeMelo

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December 2011 Volume 6, Issue 12

Sharing our journey with you...

DeMelo's Da News

Happy Holidays

The Holiday Season!

We sure hope that everyone has enjoyed the recent holidays. However you celebrated, or not, we hope that you made nice connections with your friends and family. We also are hoping that the New Year offers prosperity and the best to everyone as we move into 2012.



How We Spent Christmas

For Christmas, Al and I headed to Prince George, BC. Al has a brother that lives there, along with his two beautiful children. So Al, Twitch and I hopped in the car and enjoyed a lovely uneventful drive to Prince George.




Once we arrived, we enjoyed a great time talking and reconnecting with family. We were glad to see Al's sister Chris home for the holidays as she has been very ill dealing with her Chemo treatments. Our prayers are with her and all the family. The kids are growing like weeds and are quite a lot of fun.

Al's Mom and Twitch hit it off and were fast friends. (Well who doesn't love our Twitch?).

Our drive home was a lot different from our drive there. There were a lot of cars and not the best of weather. We were sure happy to make it home safely!


DANCE like no one is watching
LOVE like you have never been hurt
SING like no one is listening
LIVE like it is heaven on earth. --Unknown


Vitamix! Vitamix!

Well, I finally broke down and bought a Vitamix. Yes I have heard the hype for years now, but finally bit the bullet and decided to go for it.

Am I ever happy I did. I love my Vitamix!!! I am able to do so much with it, make my own flour, juices, purees, chopping of veggies, and most important, it makes the most amazing fresh and healthy soup in a matter of minutes.

I have been experimenting with different recipes and learning what works together and what does not. We are having a blast playing around with all the parts (and of course reaping the benefits of all the fun for our stomachs, real and healthy food!). we are having so much fun at the same time.

What's Really Going On?

There is a new movie called "Thrive" which is currently out. The movie is long, but I really feel it is well worth the time.

Here's a summary of the movie: “THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream -- uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.” .

Financial Integrity

Have you been staying in Financial Integrity? We recently had to check in to our business and ask ourselves the following questions:

  • Do you know where you are with your finances? Keeping up with your financial information on a monthly basis helps. The law of frequency keeps you current and able to catch issues in a timely manner. This lets you solve these problems more as they are happening then a year later when doing taxes. If you don't watch, your financial picture can quickly change without you even knowing.
  • Do you have time constrained goals written out and have a plan for accomplishing your identified goals?
  • Do you know what it takes to become financially free? (Note: The financial freedom comes when the amount of passive income coming in is more than the amount of your expenses.) Are you willing to do what it takes to make your financial dreams and goals come true?

Happy New Year, with lots of blessings heading your way... till next month,

Al & Shelley