Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Notes - This Trader's Inspiration

Often in this business, we ask lots of how's and why's.

How is it possible to repeatedly pick ourselves up after getting knocked down?

How can we not only succeed, but excel in a business that has among the highest failure rates of any profession?

Why are charitable causes such as our Jellie work with the American Diabetes Association so important to some of us?

How can we put life in perspective in the heat of the trading battle?

Why will I never hang around or respond to negative people?

Suffice it to say that for this trader, today's feature article in the Cape Cod Times says it all.

Some people view life as a continuing burden and choose to complain about it.

At my end, I've been blessed with a daily example of why I simply can't ever go there.

Congratulations Chelsea.

You'd make one helluva trader.

10 comments:

BirdMan said...

Don
Wow! Good for Chelsea and her deservedly proud parents!
Dave

Erwin said...

Just awesome. And I am also honored to have you as our Jellie teacher. Thank you.

RoachApproach said...

Don, looks like you both have the same spirit.

Congratulations!

Cheers,
Markus

Tim said...

Lots to be proud of and thankful for Don! It says a lot about the person she has become and the parents you were to show her the path.

Well done.

Market Monkey said...

I LOVE reading stories like this!

The more extreme examples of the power of the Human Spirit are, by far, my greatest inspirations.

Wishing her (and everybody else who dares to try) the best.

Market Monkey said...

I LOVE stories like this!

Always amazed by the power of the Human Spirit.

Wishing her (and everybody else who dares to try) the best.

Homer said...

Your daughter is obviously an amazing person who can teach a lot of us how life is supposed to be lived regardless of the circumstances.

Its easy to see your family has a wonderful spirit.

Nice post.

tom said...

Very inspiring piece for proud Mom and Dad. Hard work and unwavering determination are traits handed off by example. Continued good health to all of you.
Chelsea looks so incredibly Happy, Good for You Kiddo, Go Get 'em
All The Best, Tom A

AgeKay said...

Wow, she is definitely an achiever. Seems like it runs in the family.

David said...

I just saw this on Fox Business with Woody Johnson (Jets owner) about her daughter with Type 1 who just passed away.

http://video.foxbusiness.com/#/v/4121077/remembering-casey-johnson/?playlist_id=87185

Glad to hear she's wearing a pump. My wife sold Medtronic's pump and she saw how dramatically it changed people's lives.

Wishing her the best.