Growing Up


 Eavesdropping On My Parents

“Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do!” – Napoleon Hill

I remember late one evening listening from the attic steps where I had my bedroom to the conversation my Dad was having with my Mum which went along these lines.

My Mum said: “Andrew is getting in with the wrong sort of people, I am concerned for him!” My Dad replied “I am not worried about him, we have brought him up well and given him a good example to follow. Andrew is a good lad and I don’t think he will stray from the path we have shown him!”

I listened and looked into my own soul, I saw the concerns for which my Mum had spoken of taking root in my life and I felt the challenge of my Dad’s faith in me as it hit me. His words made me want to be better and in a strange way I think that hearing this conversation between my parents changed the outcome of my life.

Thank you Mum and Dad for everything you both did for me, but thank you especially to my Dad for always believing the best in me would eventually show up! I hope as he looks on from his view-point in heaven that I am making him and my Mum proud of all their love and efforts on my behalf. <3 <3 <3

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