Jan 19, 2014

Left Me Thinking...

When it comes to luck, you make your own,
good, bad or indifferent.  
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing...

As I sat watching the sunrise this morning with Brutus, I started thinking of something
 someone said to me a while back.  We were just talking about how lucky we were to be able
 to do a few of the things we enjoy.  She said to me that it really had nothing to do with luck 
rather than with dedication and hard work.

This is know, but it was also nice to hear it again.  In today's world many believe that they 
are entitled to everything without so much as picking up a finger.  Fortunately, I come
 from  a family of hard working parents and they instilled that in all five of their daughters 
who have also done the same for their children and still are.

Back to this young woman.  Does not matter that she may not see this.  
Sometimes relationships that start out on the wrong foot has the chance of getting
 a brand new start if both are willing.  This is the case with us.  I've known her
 a since she was a teenager and have seen her  blossom into a beautiful young woman.

I have seen hard work and dedication in her that reminds me of the way we were raised.
Anything she ever wanted and wants was not given to her.  It was earned.  Many children
use their parents as way of getting what the want or what they think they are entitled
to.  This young woman as long as I can remember has never asked for anything.
When she was given anything there was always a thank you that followed.  Something
that seems to be lacking in the younger generation of today.

Again I will say how grateful I am that my parents taught us well.
Thank you's were always spoken in our household.  Like I said, she will not
see this, but it made me feel good writing about it today because she knows I 
feel this way about her.  How?  Because I have told it to her.  Any parent would 
be proud to say,"this girl is my daughter"  Hardworking, goal oriented,
driven and did I forget to mention beautiful..  She has her dad's eyes and I love her dad.

All the so-called "secrets of success" will not work unless you do.
there is nothing like biting off more than you can chew, then chewing away....