I'm not on this earth to be popular. I'm not here to be a pleaser. I'm certainly not here to whinge about my life and do nothing about it.
I'm a do something kinda gal. I'm here to make a better life for my family and loved ones.
I'm here to give back. Im here to serve and help others - should they wish to help themselves first, that is.
I'm here to find out what true happiness is and find ways to live it every day.Read More
This post first appeared on my first blog in July 2010. Four years on, Dad's business advice is worth re-sharing - and wishing him many happy returns for his now 88th birthday on 30 July! Love you Dad - and thanks.
Born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, this quiet American, known as Mal Grigg, has sailed oceans, managed large-scale refrigeration companies in three countries, brought up half a dozen kids, enjoyed the company of the same number of grandkids, and is as sharp and active as ever.
Maybe his everlasting youth is in part due to his 'childbride' (my Mum), who keeps him on his toes by arranging adventures away, gets him off to the local gym, makes a mean Manhattan and creates unforgettable home-cooked meals.
These days, it's less common for our family to sit together at the dinner table, receiving Dad's nightly lectures on politics, finance, philosophy and everything in between. Still, I get articles and letters from Dad, furthering my life's instruction via the postman.
I received a great dissertation from Dad last September, the no nonsense 'Ten Rules for Business and Life.'
With permission, I have copied down his classic 'Mal-isms': this smart man knows, both literally and figuratively, how to hit the nail on the head.