Thank you to La Duchesse D’Erat for hosting this list prompt: People Who’ve Inspired You. I’m also using this as the prompt from Day 2 of Writing 101 a list of things you’ve learned.
1. My Mother – My best friend, the woman who can make anything better, a pragmatist, and sometimes annoyingly, a perfectionist. She has taught me so much it is impossible to say everything, I’m not sure where to start.
– tying my shoes not the annoying and difficult way every other child learnt, but by making two loops and knotting them, then double knotting the loops.
– my Mom used to sew her own clothes. She didn’t have a lot of money growing up and it was cheaper to buy fabric. Plus, you could choose whatever material/colour/pattern you liked and sew clothing that was tailored to fit you. My Mom taught me about how to dress well, quality of fabric, how certain fabrics alter when worn/washed, and quality of fit. Fitted is always better no matter your size!
– be independent! Don’t think someone is going to do something for you unless they’ve specifically said so, and even then be prepared that you might end up doing it yourself. Have your own friends and own life even with a guy your dating or married to.
-take care of those you love. Take care of the elderly, especially, your parents.
2. My Dad – Dad is 59 tomorrow. I can’t believe it! I’m sure he doesn’t feel that old, but it makes me feel old lol. My Dad taught me to live on a budget. I’m not always so good at doing as well as I should but I try. It’s vital to budget because if an emergency comes up or you suddenly need something, then you have the money saved to use.
– to make commitments and stick to them. If you’ve said you’re going to do something at a certain time, then do it. Be on time.
– to have a gentle and loving attitude when someone’s has screwed up. Nobody is perfect, and sometimes we mess up badly. My Dad has always been forgiving when I have made large mistakes and helped me to correct them so I learn not to make the mistake again.
– be physically active. My Dad is a skinny guy now but in his younger days, he was an overweight kid from Grandma’s farm cooking. He started running, walking, and biking. He knew if he didn’t exercise, he would stay overweight.
3. My Uncle B and Aunt J – they love me no matter what and they treat everyone they meet as a friend. My Uncle B used to run a place which served breakfast to homeless people a few times a week. He retired early and devoted much of his time to this. He isn’t afraid of homeless people, he treats them like he would anybody.
– aunt J is hospitable, a gracious host. She likes to have company and she stays up with trends and fashion even though she is in her seventies. Both Aunt J and Uncle B are superb witnesses of Christ and have taught and raised me to aspire to their values.
– home is a feeling and people. When I visit there house I immediately feel welcome, at rest, like it’s okay to be me, even though I can be quiet at times. Also, my Uncle B and I share a love of art and writing.
4. My Grandpa E
– I’ve spoken about my Grandpa before. He used to be a heavy smoker, so I learnt through his suffering, never become addicted to cigarettes. Don’t smoke! Honestly, not to be rude, but for those of us who don’t smoke, cigarette smoke is disgusting. It smells awful and makes us congested. In the end, it killed my Grandpa from the damage smoking had done to his body. He was seventy-three, and for this time, it’s young to die in your early seventies.
– use your mind. Keep building it and don’t let it go to mush. Learn, read, write, do cross word puzzles, play games such as chess, cribbage, etc. Always, keep practising and learning with your mind.
– ” Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding . . .” Proverbs 3:5
5. They’re are many people who have been inspirational to me, too many people to list them all and explain what I learned from each of them. They are people in actual life such as friends and old teachers, but I also have inspiring people who are blogger/writer friends and mentors. They’re people looking back on my life, I strongly disliked going to school with or working with, who after a situation arose, taught me wise lessons. So thank you all.
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