Some Advice from Papa…
Christmas Countdown, Day 14
My Grandfather was my rock and I wanted to share some of him with all of you…
*adapted from ‘advice my father gave us’…written by my mom, Toni Stone
“Thanks to Papa we know how to get up every day even when we would rather not.
We know that no one else is going to do our work for us.
We know what’s past is OVER and GONE.
We know that when we leave something it is for a reason and once we are done we don’t go back…because the reason we left is still there…
We don’t try to live in yesterday or get it back.
We keep GOING, NO MATTER WHAT.
We remember that disappointment is not the end of the world.
We know people will screw us over unwittingly, unconsciously or on purpose. We won’t be stopped by it. We won’t take it personal and we WILL keep a good eye on them after that…
We will also stay tuned to all the players…some people aren’t wrapped too tight, some are living in another reality, some don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground and others are just cruising through to see what they can get every day.
We remember that 75% of people have to be dealt with very carefully and some of them are dangerous characters…we remember to WATCH WHAT PEOPLE DO, not listen to what they say…actions speak volumes…promises are lip service unless followed up on with actions and results.
We do not count chickens before they are hatched.
We always have cash, just in case…”