Jim Henry, a retired lobsterman from Mystic, Connecticut, recently published a story of his life—In a Fisherman’s Language. That might seem like a common occurrence. After all, writing personal memoirs isn’t unusual. However, there’s more to Mr. Henry’s story. He was illiterate until his mid-90s and wrote his book at 98. His advice is simple, “Never, never give up on anything, even if what you are doing feels impossible.” The first two printings of his book sold out. You can order a copy at www.fishermanslanguage.com. (AARP Bulletin, March 2012)
Many people—especially older adults—give up on doing something incredible because they aren’t sure they can do it. They don’t want to waste time trying to accomplish things they were never intended to do. Therefore, many artistic and creative contributions remain locked away in the minds of people who never clearly understood their why.
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Terry Hadaway is an author, educator, and elearning nerd who has written for Billy Graham, Max Lucado, John MacArthur, John Maxwell, Chuck Swindoll, Charles Stanley, Ken Blanchard, Dwayne Moore, Sheila Walsh, and several others. Someday he's going to write something with his name on it!