I am still working hard realizing I am soon going to officially be a senior. Starting in August I will be on Medicare. Also in August, it will be five years since I retired and ten years since I moved out of the city I lived in since birth. August will be a great month to party!!!
One would think I should slow down considering the challenging life I lived for so many years. It isn’t in my personality to slow down.
I realized I learned very important values from my father. Many years ago after I found my first job as a medical secretary, I celebrated the enormous salary I earned, which was $85.00 a week. I was ecstatic and told my Dad I wanted to buy a car.
My father taught me very important values. If I want something, I need to work to earn the money. My goal as a young, newly employed person was to buy my first car. Because my father was proud of my achievement and I understood the important value of earning money to achieve my goals, he offered me a deal. If I buy the car and make the payments, he will pay for my insurance. I didn’t hesitate to take that deal.
Now back to the present day. I still follow the same values my wise father taught me. I worked hard all my life. The values I learned so many years ago is still very much part of my life. I knew if I did the best I could to care and advocate for my son, I will suceed in life. Succeeding doesn’t need to be in a monetary value. For me, it is paying it back.
Writing my book, posting in my blog, creating inspirational art for other people to enjoy, and training for a career as a motivational speaker is how I will pay it back. This is how I will spend the remainder of my life and will continue to follow the positive values my father passed on to me. I already know my father’s wisdom passed through generations because my son also appreciates the value of earning money in order to make his life and family happy.
Virtual Hugs Friends,