Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A to Z '14 - Brilliance

For this year's A to Z Challenge, I am honoring my grandfather who passed away on April 3, 2013.

B is for Brilliance.

My grandfather was brilliant. In more ways than one, he was brilliant. He didn't even graduate from high school, and yet what he accomplished in his life time is the stuff that legends are made of. He was humble, though, too.

His brilliance spurred on our own. He always told us that anything was possible as long as we worked hard. He was right. Diligence pays. Brilliance, or talent, is great; diligence only enhances it.

We are all brilliant, each in our own way. You know how we often use brilliance to describe things like diamonds? That's the kind of brilliance I'm talking about here. You are brilliant like a diamond. I have my own brilliance. We ALL have our own forms of brilliance. Trust me, the wisest man in the world taught me that! ;)

B is for brilliance.


D Biswas said...

This is a great way to honor your grandfather-- may he rest in peace.

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Damyanti Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2014

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Stephanie Faris said...

What a beautiful tribute. I think we underestimate the brilliance of a generation that has survived so much. They have a strength we can't even imagine because of what they've endured throughout their lives.

Jodi said...

I enjoyed reading about your grandfather. I am impressed that you are dedicating the entire month to him. What a great tribute. I went into your post thinking of brilliance as intelligence. I loved the twist - brilliant like a diamond. Thanks for your post.