Words of Wisdom

This past Friday was the last day for a gentleman at my office. He had worked for the company for over 37 years. He passed along a letter for us all to read and I thought I’d share the end of his words with you:

…And thank you so much for the many kind thought that so many friends shared with me last week. When we were in the lunchroom on Friday, Christian asked me if I had any advice before I left and I said I would send him an email. Please permit me to share a few things I have learned:

1. Start every day with a TO-DO List and do the most important things first.
2. Eat three good meals every day.
3. Get regular exercise.
4. A bird in the hand is truly worth two in the bush, and an existing customer is worth four or five prospects.
5. Money is not everything, and few, if any, of us would be here if we weren’t being paid.
6. You will only occasionally realize the effect you have on those around you, but remember that everything you do counts.
7. Free will, and the ability to reason, are what separate us from the animals. Evolution didn’t get us here.
8. The third most important thing in life is to work, and to do your job well.
9. The second most important thing is to love your family, your friends and your neighbors.
10. The most important thing in life is to love the Lord with all of your heart, with all of your mind and with all of your soul.

Best wished for the future.

God bless you all.


Wow, I hope I’m able to share words of wisdom like this both at my retirement and throughout my career. Dave’s words are inspiring.

Until the next post, I’ll be working on my to-do list…