Quote, “God helps those that help themselves.”
|David in Paris|
by Father Wheeler of Catholic Central HS
Many people do not know how to put themselves in a position to receive. My son does. Of his many talents and traits, he wholeheartedly sets himself up to succeed. David gives himself every chance he can make for himself. He makes his chances. He creates an environment of acceptance.
He retired for about a month and traveled southward and westward to meet up with old friends and to see more of the United States. He went by himself - Guts. Another goal of the trip was to find a new place to settle. He would size up the cities he visited and then make a decision as to where his new home would be. He chose New Orleans.
What amazes me is his tenacity, his quest to find what he wants. He goes through a process of his own making, sizing up employment opportunities and housing possibilities. He’s out there doing it on his own. When he applies for a job, he scouts out the location, the atmosphere and vibe of the place, checks out dress codes, learns about the businesses he visits, checks out the menus for an idea of the direction of the establishment.
For the past number of years he has honed his skill sets and his marketability. He repeatedly has been validated, that he is excellent at customer service, offering his employer loyalty and devotion to carrying out the owner’s vision and style. As an artist and writer, he brings romance and the love of artistry and craft to his every endeavor. Believing in harmony, a cohesive work dynamic and the building of community, he elevates moral and the work ethic of those around him. Believing that work even the trivial or mundane should be elevated to the state of artistry allows him the satisfaction and accomplishment he desires. His high work ethic and predilection for efficiency, practicality and simplicity makes him a favorite of his employers. His style and manner energizes the environment for both co-workers and patrons and creates a welcoming atmosphere. His ability to create a sense of neutrality allows those around him to feel secure and accepted.
David’s confidence that failure (whatever it means to him) is not an option or even a factor makes him a unique individual who has a direct hand in creating his own future. Even if he falls down, he picks himself up and gets moving again. No matter what, he is always striving forward.
He has taught me that a vision can be created and realized. He is always teaching me things.
I have no worries. Whatever he learns up to this point in his life will make him truly and wildly successful, not just monetarily but as a human being.