I am a 68 years old retired teacher and mother of seven. My life has provided many firsthand examples of the importance of, listening attentively to opinions then,accepting only the parts that inspire. I know bad choices create challenges that, when acknowledged and accepted as a personal product, manifest skills, fortitude and determination needed to elevate to sincere personal appreciation. Life protects if we are willing to listen. We always get numerous directives away from mistakes and towards good choices. Friends and family continually agree with this observation. On my page I share opinions, suggestions and the insights of others.