Last week, Patricia and I welcomed our seventh great-grandchild. We are the proud parents of six children who blessed us with 31 grandchildren. We have a large, beautiful family which continues to grow.
I had the opportunity to spend the weekend with all of my children and their spouses in our home state of California last month. We reconnected over cards and delicious food. We laughed and we told stories. As I looked around the table, I noticed a few things. First, all six of my children live in different states, including: California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Virginia. All six of them have pursued different career paths. All six of them studied varying subject matter in school.
All six of them were fortunate enough to grow up in a country where they could pursue any goal they set. It doesn’t matter what state you live in or what industry interests you, there are opportunities for all who are willing to work.
Now, pursuit of goals and dreams do not come easily just because we live in this nation. It’s the exact opposite, really. It requires consistent learning, hard work, and vision. While it may not be easy, it is most certainly possible.