Persistence really does pay off. The lesson here is the importance of taking action. A choice is made whether or not you decide to be proactive. Learn about how my job has been saved, take the Pessimist Optimist or Realist quiz and listen to Natalie Brown perform her inspirational song Wind At My Back. The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) will be giving away free short stacks between 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM nationwide. All who take advantage of this free offer are asked to donate to a non-profit organization supporting greater literacy for low income children. Let’s all go out there, eat some breakfast and support an important cause.