My mom and dad; my heroes; my favorite people in the whole world.
I am inspired by them each and every day and am so proud of everything they are. They established their triumphs as powerful individuals, stemmed from their amazing creativity and hard work. Not only that, but they managed to raise a pair of pretty rambunctious twins while doing so.
I am so lucky to have them as my parents and I strive to be as great as them one day.
They have both taught me many important lessons throughout my life, but I asked them to sum up some life lessons and what has shaped them into the incredible people they are today:
Be ready – you never know when an opportunity will present itself. When an opportunity came along, my goal was always to be prepared to grab it. By giving my all – all of the time – having energy and enthusiasm, and being prepared and having the experience, I felt ready and not frightened to grab whatever came along. However, working people can get so busy and stressed that sometimes we don’t appreciate and enjoy the small, simple things that we take for granted. The simplest pleasures in life – sharing a meal, taking a walk, watching a movie or catching a sunset can be life’s most underrated pleasures. Especially when you do them with people you care about.
– Shelli Segal, Mom
At the age of 23 I traveled to Europe, and over the years I have visited many countries and have had the opportunity to meet people from many different cultures. My eyes and mind were opened to a new world, new experiences and new knowledge. I had to rethink a lot of what I was taught earlier on. My advice to you is – go travel, meet (and make friends) with people from other cultures, open your eyes and ears, open your mind, and your life will be enriched in immeasurable ways, something no school can ever give you… and the world will be a more peaceful place.
– Moshé Elimelech, Dad (@mosheelim)