Saturday, June 4, 2011

Letter to my grandson


I just can’t believe you have graduated! As you start this new journey in your life I know you will continue to be kind, funny, wise, sensitive and interesting.
I want to wish you many wonderful happy days. Keep in mind you are going to have some rough ones too . . . they are important so you can appreciate the good ones. You will have disappointments; I know you will be able to handle them. You know life is 10% of what happens and 90% is how you handle it.
I pray you will be successful. Successful does not mean owning a mansion on a hill, being able to buy the latest and greatest or being famous. The definition of successful is; coming about, taking place, or turning out to be as hoped for. I think successful is the opposite of failure. It means never compromising your integrity while living the life you want.
Be assertive in a positive way. Know what you want and go after it. Doing a hard days work will always make you feel better. Working is more than doing something to make money. Your work is an important part of who you are. It’s where you will invest a great deal of your time. Your work should call to you. It should be something you want to do. Your work should allow you to make a statement about who you are and what you want to say. Love what you do and do what you love.
Always let an outsider feel inside, and always be kind. Many people will forget your name but few people will forget your kindness.
Life is one big learning experience where you are constantly making and remaking yourself with every decision you make.
Please learn about the “God Stuff”, it really does work, trust me.



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