This is Shirley Mainor. My beautiful mother. I get my smile from her, and my love of caring for others. She taught me how to imagine. If I wanted to try an activity, she always said yes. I even got away with playing the cello for a little bit! She demanded that I complete my homework as soon as I got home. And I couldn't do anything else until my homework was done. 🤔
In my youthful cleverness, this made me want to complete my entire book of assignments for the year (quickly) so I wouldn't have to do homework when I got home. Instead, I ended up being ahead and the teacher advanced me to the next level of assignments. In turn, I was excited I was ahead of everyone. I felt the accomplishment and then became eager and unbothered to complete homework assignments from then on.
Thank you, Mom!