Friday, June 23, 2017

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"...we began discussing ways in which we could encourage positive thought in others, help them strive for excellence in their careers, and create a website that would assist individuals as they develop specific goals and attain success."  


 

 

History of Rockford Kingsley, Ltd. 

 
 
Like Many Baby Boomers,
We Too Wanted To Change The World!
 
It all began in 2006 when watching the news was like viewing a doom and gloom explosion of negative images bombarding our large LCD TV screen as it innocently hung on our living room wall. At times it was so bad that we actually longed for the weathercasters to begin their “enthusiastic speech” about the day’s climatic events. Unfortunately, hearing about a roaring hurricane 500 miles out at sea, believe it or not, was better than hearing about our down hardened daily world and local news events! Enough was enough! 
 
We acknowledged the fact, that much of today’s media sensationalizes negative events and disproportionally reports this information, rather than focus on news that is both positive and uplifting. This negative veil may also exist in our home or workplace environment when we fail to receive the encouragement or support that will motivate us to strive for excellence and success in our lives.
 
Like everyone else, we too were desperate for change. We longed to read about the good things that were happening in the world. Success stories, big or small, that would put a smile on our faces, and help us escape to a better place! 
 
It has been said that change begins with one person. With this concept in mind, we began discussing ways in which we could encourage positive thought in others, help them strive for excellence in their careers, and create a website that would assist individuals as they develop specific goals and attain success. The business concept was established, we were happy campers, and all we needed now was a name.  
 
Our little five pound Yorkshire terrier named “Rocky” approached each day with the inspirational attitude that exemplified the operational philosophy of our nameless organization.  Rocky was never afraid to step out of his comfort zone in the pursuit of some new adventure. He always met his daily challenges head on, and with one little wag of a short stubby tail, managed to make everyone around him experience pure joy and happiness. The most wonderful thing about Rocky was that he exhibited unconditional love and acceptance of his family, which also included a cat named Pookie. 
 
Rocky’s attitude toward life was no clearer than in his final months. During this time his kidneys began to “shut down” and we had to give him IV injections every day. Throughout this time, Rocky never tried to reject the IVs, and never attempted to bite us or show aggression in any form. He approached this time with the same positive attitude and dignity toward life that he had exhibited during his entire 16 years; the spirit to carry on, to meet challenges head on, and to overcome them without hesitation.   It was Rocky’s spirit that helped us through this difficult time. It was, therefore, in honoring Rocky that we decided to use his pedigree name, Rockford Kingsley as the name of our organization. He may have been only five pounds in weight, but in his heart and spirit he was larger than a Great Dane, and he succeeded in making his family the happiest people and cat on earth!

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