In Memory of my Dad – Paul Avila
August 3, 2008 was the 20th Anniversary of my dad passing away. It’s hard to believe 20 years have passed by so quickly. He was a very hard worker, great Dad and Husband, leader in the Hispanic community and was liked as well as respected by his peers.
After his cancer diagnosis at age 49, we had 10 short months together. I was only 16 at the time and I remember how he did everything he could to to teach me as many life lessons as possible during those final months.
Looking back I can remember a few instances while I was growing up when he would say … son you have to “Make Things Happen.”
During the past 20 years I sometimes hear that same phrase “Make Things Happen” in conversations, in movies, commercials etc. It’s like a sign from above reminding me of my Dad and this valuable lesson.
“Make Things Happen” implies to me:
– No one is going to do it for you.
– No one is going to come to your rescue.
– No one is going to hand you a winning lottery ticket.
We are responsible for our own success.
Take Action and “Make Things Happen!”
Wish you the best!