Thursday, December 8, 2011
Living in the Present
Charlie was also the man that taught me how to program computers almost 30 years ago. His patience and laughter during my beginning attempts as a programmer provided just the balance to my frustrations at learning this new task. But he believed that I could do it, and because I respected him, I believed I could as well. His belief fueled a 30 year career that has provided for my daughters all these years as a single parent. To say I owe him much would be an understatement. And at his memorial service, I received another lesson from him... to live in the present. To focus on joyful moments with friends and family because those little moments become the memories others have of us.. and wouldn't you rather want them to be positive ones! Charlie you are already missed, but your friends are already talking about this years Christmas party and how you will be there in the stories that are told about you at past gatherings. You lived life well, thank you for the reminder to all of us on how to do this.