For many years my father wore a baseball cap
that read: “Everybody is a legend in their own mind”
The thing is that, it was in English and he spoke no
English that I knew of. Yet he always had an explanation
as to the meaning of it. It was: “expect nothing but do everything
then you will be able to make your own life, your own future.”
He was not an educated person as it refers to school education
but he had survived some of the toughest times in the history
of Mexico. He was never in debt as he never borough for anything.
He never had less than two jobs, yet he always had time for family.
And he was ever-present for all that mattered when it was about
home and family. Never knew how he did it, but he did.
From him I learned that: “The size of my frustrations was equal
to the size of my expectations.” I also learned that it was up to me
to get and have anything I wanted. I had my first business venture
when I was 8 going on 9 years old and I have never forgotten the
lessons I learned then. He never did care about the way he looked
even though he always looked good and well put together. I learned
how great it felt to accomplish and obtain things that we cared about.
Not a perfect man by any-means but a great man all the same.
All I can hope for is that someday my kids will feel that way about me.
Happy Fathers Day to you all that have kids and a family to take care of.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY.
Jose G. Osuna