George H.W. Bush

Earlier today, I watched the funeral of President George H.W. Bush and was brought to tears by his son’s beautiful, heartfelt eulogy.

This has nothing to do with politics. It has everything to do with being human.

Here is the advice “41” wrote in a letter as advice to young people. The fact is this is excellent advice for ALL people.

“I cannot single out the one greatest challenge in my life. I have had a lot of challenges and my advice to young people might be as follows

  1.  Don’t get down when your life takes a bad turn. Out of adversity comes challenge and often success
  2. Don’t blame others for your setbacks
  3. When things go well, always give credit to others
  4. Don’t talk all the time. Listen to your friends and mentors and learn from them
  5. Don’t brag about yourself. Let others point out your virtues, your strong points.
  6. Give someone else a hand. When a friend is hurting show that friend you care
  7. Nobody likes an overbearing big shot
  8. As you succeed, be kind to people. Thank those who help you along the way
  9. Don’t be afraid to shed a tear when your heart is broken because a friend is hurting.
  10. Say your prayers!!

George Bush”

RIP, Mr. President.

Dave Dee