On Heroes

What would the world be like if we had no one to look up to, to try to emulate in one way or another?

One might think it strange that I start this web-log (blog) by talking about heroes, but I firmly believe that very little happens in my life without the base of gratitude for all those who have nurtured, trained, inspired and even annoyed me to take action.

My father always said, “If you can read, you can do anything,” and “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.” He was right – on both counts. My mother’s quote, that rings in my ears to this day, was “Behave yourself and act like a lady.” For the most part, I’ve tried to follow her edict.

There are so many heroes in my life to whom I am grateful, too many to name right now, but I must call attention to my clients, who are a constant source of inspiration. I think of them as my personal “board of directors.” They let me know when I am doing a good job or when I need to give more. I can not express my appreciation enough.

My best friend, though, has talked me off emotional ledges, held my hand when things got scary, beamed at me when I needed praise, listened to my logically thought -out explanations as well as my rants, laughed at (almost) every one of my corny jokes and done his best to understand through many years, projects, episodes and phases.

How can I not start this blog without being grateful to my heroes?
Thank you.

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