Friday – June 7th was a difficult day for my wife Lisa, and surprisingly, for me as well.
You may know that Leila, a Chinese exchange student, had been living with us for the school year.
During that time, she became a part of our family, so it was hard to say goodbye when we took her to the airport so she could return to China.
The photos don’t show it, but you can be sure that the tears were flowing.
Knowing that Leila would be returning again to attend the University of Washington, I didn’t think the goodbye would be such and emotional experience.
Was I ever wrong.
During the 10 months Leila lived with us, it was incredible to watch how she grew as a person.
I remember back to when we first welcomed her into our home last September, and how Leila could barely speak English.
But by this month, we were having in depth conversations, and she understood perfectly.
Talk about amazing.
While here, she also took Spanish.
Coming to America, and studying Spanish, as it’s taught to you in English… a language that you barely know.
To see her walk across the stage at graduation, as she completed her studies with a 3.7 GPA was an awe inspiring thing.
When I look at what Lei accomplished in 10 short months, it really sheds a new light on things.
As I strive to learn new things, or open my mind to new opportunities, I have it far easier than she did.
Truth is, the majority of us do.
That’s why it frustrates me when I see people give up on their dreams and goals at the first sign of things not going right.
Maybe they should spend some time getting to know Leila.
Though we had to say goodbye, it’s only temporary.
As far as Lisa and I are concerned, we now have a fourth daughter, and we’ll get to see her again soon.
Dedicated to your success,
“The Automatic Income Coach”