It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Chapter 11, Page 28, Book 18

For every one of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out.

Oprah Winfrey

Today I’m thankful for Mentors

A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out in you.

Bob Proctor

If you’re lucky, you’ve had at least one great mentor in your life.  They are those special people that inspire and encourage you to be the best version of yourself, take risks and not to be afraid to chase success.  I’ve had many good mentors in life.  Some were the school teachers I’ve had, and some were good friends that I worked with, but the one that stands out the most was my grandmother.  She took the time to teach me many things.  

She taught me about life.  She taught me about religion, She taught me a lot about cooking and sewing. She had a very strong love of family.  She taught me how to love unconditionally.

She had 10 children of her own, but she also taught school and was a post master/mistress at one time.  She was a Sunday school teacher and she made pin money by selling eggs.  She made do with what she had and knew the value of living life in the moment.

I can never be thankful enough for the precious times I spent with her.  She made great impact on my life.  She encouraged me to be a better person.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Every one needs at least one mentor in their life to make them a better person.

jack69 said...

I love this family story. What a sweet tribute to a wonderful woman. A woman with the spirit to match a wonderful woven life. I can only imagine the many others who looked up to such a woman. Yes you were blessed to have her in your life. Now, we who read, know a little more of what makes MA tick. I thank you for sharing a story about a real MENTOR. Very good entry.
Sherry and jack.

betty said...

Your grandmother was a remarkable woman! What a blessing she was for her family and her friends and I'm sure the lessons she taught you all you have taught to your children!


Mevely317 said...

How wonderful to have your grandmother near, helping shape your life! (Both of mine were long-distance; I may have seen them once every year or so.) I will never forget the mentor who helped shape my love of writing. When I was my own worst critic, Marsha built me up. Unfortunately, cancer took her much too soon, but that year in her class was invaluable.

Thank you for this prompt so I might revisit those memories!