Many years ago, as my Dad succumbed to cancer in three horrific months, I remember him telling me that he would not live to complete his lifelong dream of sailing the Greek Isles. He was just 55 when he died.
My Dad had a tremendous work ethic. He provided very well for his family, and enjoyed life, but didn’t take long or extravagant vacations. He was young after all, and he thought there would be time for that later.
He taught me to work hard, save money, and make wise financial decisions, but ultimately, the most important lesson he taught me was to live out your dreams NOW. Take that vacation, take a chance on love, eat the cake. You never know how long you have.
This post is part of the Brave, Bold, Blogger Challenge (BBBC) issued by my moto-blog friend Kathy, aka Toadmama, to cover 28 blog prompts in the month of February. And good for undisciplined me, no rules either.
Prompt: A hard lesson learned