(Originally posted at Absolution Mediation)
Where did you come from? Where are you now? Where are you heading?
This weekend I had the privilege to read over the story of my great-grandparents journey as they lived in the Netherlands and later moved to Canada. Amazing people! Such courage and determination they showed!
Then I read about my Opa (who is one of the role models of my life) and found out some amazing things about him. One of my opa's hobbies as a child/teen was raising pigeons. Now, pigeons, of course, needed to be fed, and feed, of course, cost money! So this is what he did;
For paying his feed bill for the pigeons he helped a local milkman on Saturday mornings by pouring milk liter by liter into customers' containers. They went from house to house, pushing and pulling a tri-bike with a large wagon loaded with milk bottles. - Excerpt from the Family StoryThis story I think speaks volumes for my family. It speaks to taking initiative, working hard, and enjoying life!