I first learned this lesson way back in 1984 when I took a class for funeral directors called “Life Appreciation Training” I could write for hours about the impact that the late Bill Bates, founder of the training, had on my life.
I will be forever grateful for the lessons I learned from Bill.
I went back to the old blog and found a story that I wrote back in 2014 and now that both of my parents have died, I thought it was appropriate to share it with you all as it drives home the point. Some of the links within the links are no longer active, but I will mention the reference to my grabbing dad’s finger..I was in an orphanage at 6 months old and my parents ended up adopting me as they told me I grabbed his finger and would not let go and that sealed the deal. The rest is, as they say, history.
The story is called, A Lesson and a Letter.
It resembles the second stanza of the popular Prayer of St. Francis.
Ignoring the lesson is done at your own peril.