BIOMANITESTO OF MARJORIE G. GIBBS
Marjorie Gibbs was born on the beautiful Island of Jamaica, West Indies. She is the product of a wonderful heritage of mixed races and cultures, growing up in a multigenerational family household, engaged in the farming industry. Marjorie migrated to Canada in 1966. She resides in Milton, ON with her husband. In 1997, Marjorie accompanied her husband to the United States of America, where he worked as a Scientific Technologist and Sr. Process Designer, under the auspices of (NAFTA) North American Free Trade Agreement. Marjorie and Errol had an ‘enriching experience’ of (approximately) six years, observing life from a Canadian and Unites States perspective.
Marjorie is an avid reader with the capacity to read a book-a-month —studiously. Her latest venture was the reading of a 1000 pages book entitled The Color Line: A History (The Story of Europe and the African, From the Old World to the New). Copyright © 2015, Ethan Malveaux, www.Xlibris.com. Marjorie’s peers recognize her dedication to family, friends, and assisting the elderly in whatever way she can. Moreover, she dedicates every waking moment to help make better the lives of those in her ‘circle of influence,’ and those whose lives she can affect outside of her family circle, as well.
Majorie believes in family first, and meeting and sharing experiences with people, hence in 2013, she relinquished full-time work to practice as an Independent Service Provider (ISP) in the field of Accounting Management and Bookkeeping. Marjorie also likes to travel. In 2014, she welcomed the opportunity to visit the Fiji Islands where her niece hosted her wedding guests. She returned after 15 days with fantastic stories about life on the Fiji Islands. Her Fiji experience has been a welcome addition to her travel log of interesting people, places, and experiences that she and Errol have incorporated in their project “Discovering Your Optimum ‘Happiness Index’ (OHI).”
Marjorie says, “Fiji Islands should be at the top of every vacation destination with its turquoise beaches, lush, breathtaking sceneries, magnificent down to earth inhabitants, and unparalleled hospitality. They are the friendliest people in the world. Your respect for their customs and traditions will not only make you a welcome guest in their villages, and homes, it will add another dimension to your Fijian holiday experience. Moreover, be prepared to shake hands and answer personal questions like, where you are from, are you married, are you a parent with children, and so on —the Fiji experience meets the criteria of personal, interpersonal, transactional, and transformational happiness.
The following questions serve to provide a broad perspective on Marjorie’s likes, dislikes, hopes, dreams, and aspirations:
WHO INSPIRES YOU?
My father and mother inspire me. My dad for his “old school” business acumen, honesty and integrity in business, and fair dealings, likewise my mom for her attention to personal discipline, respect for elders, and the fear of God.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS?
My immediate goal is to release successfully in 2017 “Discovering Your Optimum ‘Happiness Index’ (OHI),” a handbook “Discovering Your Optimum “Happiness Index” (OHI) Quotes Handbook,” corresponding eBooks, and an OHI App for mobile devices, contemplated for 2018.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE?
I have two favorite quotes:
The “Golden Rule” is attributed to Jesus of Nazareth, who used it to summarize the Torah: “Do to others what you want them to do to you. This is the meaning of the law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets” (Matthew 7:12 NCV).
The Serenity Prayer is the common name for a prayer authored by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971). The best-known form is, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SCRIPTURE VERSE?
My favorite scripture verse is:
“‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind.’ This is the greatest and the first commandment. And the second is like it, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 22:35-40).
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO WORLD LEADERS?
The advice I would give to leaders is to acknowledge the sovereignty of the people.
WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO PEOPLE?
My message to people is the same as my husband’s message. Be attentive to the five principles upon which human survival rests (1) worship God; (2) serve humanity; (3) care for family; (4) obey authority, and (5) manage creation. Every nation should rest upon the bedrock of these five foundational principals. Reference: © 2011 Gibbs, Errol, and Grey, Philip. Five Foundations of Human Development (FFHD). Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse, 2011.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
The Color Line: A History (The Story of Europe and the African, From the Old World to the New)
Copyright © 2015 Ethan Malveaux
HOW LONG WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE AND WHY?
I would like to live a long and healthy life, to witness the institution of a Gross Optimum Happiness Index Movement (GOHIM), predicated on our seminal work “Discovering Your Optimum ‘Happiness Index’ (OHI).”
WHAT IS GENIUS!
My definition of genius is doing what one does better than anyone else does in his or her field or endeavor, setting a standard of international acclaim.
WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?
I do what I do (Accounting Management) because I love helping people with their business financial challenges. Working in this field allows me to interact with people from all “walks of life,” and to get a perspective of various cultures, their hopes, dreams, and aspirations. These interactions help to inform our understanding of different worldviews about the “search for happiness.”
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT WITH HUMANITY?
My biggest disappointment with humankind is the neglect for the greater needs of some minority cultures, and indigenous peoples throughout the world. Some of these necessities include education, employment, food, shelter, healthcare services, mental health services, and sharing and investing in technological solutions to help improve their lives.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT?
My biggest achievement is being there for mother and father, as they grew older and dependent upon others.
WHAT ORGANIZATION(S) DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
I do not have a particular inclination; I respect and admire any organization that fulfills the Scriptural command to feed the poor, clothed the naked, care for the sick and infirm, and visit the sick and the prisoners, according to Matthew 25.
ARE YOU A HAPPY PERSON?
I am an “Optimally Happy” person. Optimum Happiness (OH) (“Joy”) is a ‘higher value’ proposition than mere happiness.
WHAT DOES HAPPINESS MEAN TO YOU?
Happiness means a life filled with contentment, free of resentment, commitment to God, marriage, children, family, and friends. Happiness means to recognize, acknowledge and embrace the “oneness” of the human family. Happiness means taking the time to admire the beauty of Creation.
Happiness means to understand that all people have a common desire for universal love, fairness, and justice. Happiness means honesty, integrity, and competency in business. Happiness means generosity to others, to embrace every opportunity to share thoughts, dreams, hopes, and aspirations with others.
WHAT DOES A SUCCESSFUL LIFE MEAN TO YOU?
A successful life means a peaceful life, free from anxiety, wants and distress. It means a calmness of spirit, generosity of heart, and purposeful living. Success also means longevity in marriage, loyalty to family, and enjoyment of the fruits of one’s labor.
IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT ARE THE MOST PROFOUND WORDS EVER UTTERED?
“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do…” Luke 23:34 (NKJV) ― Jesus of Nazareth.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST FAVORITE TED Talks?
My favorite TED Talks is:
The greatest bottom up study on ‘happiness.’
Robert Waldinger: What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life?
WHAT IS YOUR MOST FAVORITE MOVIE?
My most favorite movie is, Gone with the Wind: Epic Civil War drama focuses on the life of petulant southern belle Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh). Starting with her idyllic on a sprawling plantation, the film traces her survival through the tragic history of the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and her tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). Released in 1940.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST FAVORITE SPORT?
WHAT IS YOUR MOST FAVORITE COLOR?
My most favorite color is Red.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST FAVORITE FRUIT?
WHAT COUNTRY WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT?
The country I would like to visit is Cuba, to witness the last bastion of the Old World before New World ideas transform the country.
— The journey continues…