Cindy Harris Mandeville , Louisiana , USA
CHAPTER 9 - PERSISTENCE
Nothing in the world can take the place of PERSISTENCE.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
PERSISTENCE and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge
I am PERSISTENT in one thing for sure, loving & helping people. I've practiced it all my life, and am now in my element!
Three of my 4 current "clients" (people I get to love & help) suffer with Dementia, something I knew little about a couple of months ago. What a wicked disease! They & their families are tormented with so many factors, and the medical world doesn't offer the advice or support that I am finding through little research, but through PERSISTENCE. Lord, thank you for choosing ME to help them! As I am learning about the disease in order to be the best I can be for them, I am helping them learn about the disease, and how their loved ones think & feel, and also assisting them in providing more comfort for them physically. Looks like this may be my calling, as I've been receiving phone calls from Hospice for Alzheimer's.... This is a far cry from when I sat with 3 elderly, mentally-balanced women almost 20 years ago, and what I thought I'd be doing now. BLESSED!!!
Thank you all for your great love the support!!! I'm growing from your teachings & I pray for you daily!
How you do anything is how you do everything ~ Michael Dlouhy