In many lives, maybe yours, there was a decision, the pivotal point that changed your life’s goals or destiny to sound more poetic. It probably happened more casually than you look back on it and think. I asked my girl today what was the one decision she took that changed her life. Of course I knew her, and I knew her first answer would be, “Becoming a Christian.” You see I know that girl. Then I said, besides that.
She thought a minute then said, “Saying yes to your proposal.” I knew that also because that was a BIG point in my life.
Then again I had to say, That is a given sweetheart, anything else come to mind?
She never answered, we must have got side tracked and she never got back with an answer.
We grew up in cotton mill towns. She in the same one all her life. He mom and dad worked in the mills all their lives starting a ten years old of younger.
Sherry had dreams of being a nurse, but also while still in High School, took a job in a ‘Hosiery Mill’, sometimes called a ‘Sock Mill’. Sherry had taken shorthand and typing in school and was very good at it.
Once she said ‘YES’ to this 17 year old boy her dream of nursing, went out the window, I was much more interesting (). At one place we lived she was going to work at a shoe factory, but somehow(?) she became pregnant and decided not to follow thru. Off and on with my rambling around, she would go back to her training in the hosiery mill.
BUT when I joined the USN and we were in our late 20’s, something changed. While I was on a cruise, she was raising the two boys in Norfolk. She still found time to take a course in Business machines. That DECISION changed her working life. She successfully held several office jobs until WE both retired. She has a cabinet full or awards for outstanding performance, one or two for employee of the year, they are back home in storage.
She was offered promotions to supervisory positions but turned them down. I always ADMIRED her. She DID NOT WANT TO BE ANYONE’s boss. (maybe mine )
I say ADMIRED seriously, I have worked for PEOPLE at times who ‘WAS A BOSS’ but NEVER a SUCCESSFUL SUPERVISOR.
Was there one time in your life that a decision changed your life?
I read once:
If you don't have a sense of humor ...
you probably don't have any sense at all.
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