While we stood and eagerly listened to her humble reminiscing, her son asked her "what advice can you give us to help us to live a happy and successful life like yours?" The words she spoke I will never forget, because they were so simple, powerful, and true.
She said, "Respect others. Treat people the way you want to be treated, and it will take you a long way in life."
As I hung on her every word, I also noticed the gratefulness she embraced as she recognized the many blessings of her life.
What a positive and lasting impact this short time of celebration had on my life.
May 2016 bring each of you blessing and inspiration.