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Unexpected Compliments

     From an early age, I have been taught that it is important to do a good job, take pride in what you do, and work hard. When I was ten or eleven I was asked  “Are you Mel and Gwena Fish’s boy” and I said I was. The man said he knew my parents and they were good people and knew I was a good reflection on them.

    I told my parents what this man said and they said “You never know who is watching you, so never do anything that will dishonor your family name” I have thought a lot about this over the years. I have made mistakes in my life, yet try to remember the advise of my parents.

    Several years ago while working at Monroe Elementary, I had an assistant principal that mentioned to me one day when I was sitting in my office doing some paperwork, she said “I have been here all year and this is the first time I have seen you sitting down. I appreciate how hard you work.” Live your life in a way that you and others can be proud of the way you live.