If Grace and Grits is not on your daily loop, why don't you drop by her little cul-de-sac and hang for a minute. You won't be disappointed! (seriously her post on her resignation letter from the bank was a moment of sheer genius!) She even made my granddad's Milk Way Cake last week. And, I still think she could be a model.
- What have you OVERCOME? Discontent.
- What was your turning point?
Three years ago, my ninety-year-old father-in-law came to stay with us for six weeks. He lived in Fort Smith, we lived in Dallas, and I didn’t know him very well. I was able to rearrange my work schedule and take time off from the bank to care for him. The Dallas winter turned unusual with multiple snow and ice storms. Our afternoons were spent huddled inside by the fire working jigsaw puzzles and playing dominoes.“So what do you want to be when you grow up?” he asked me early one evening.“A writer. I’ve always planned to write a book.”“You better get on it. You aren’t getting any younger,” he said. Then he grinned in his mischievous way.His words resonated. My career was solid. I worked among people who had become like family. Although I was a bit bored, it was easy to maintain status quo. After the conversation with my father-in-law, I took a serious look at myself, my career, my dreams. He faced the end of his life, and I was almost fifty years old. Those six weeks were life changing for me. I realized I had the power to change my future.
- 5 word life mantra - The world is a garden.
- Quote you live by - You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. – Dr. Seuss.
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