Why My Mom was Wealthiest Woman in the World

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On my birthday today, I’d like to dedicate this short but powerful post to my amazing mom. I only got to spend about 10 years of my life with her, but I still think about her every day. She still touches my life and the lives of others in so many ways.

In a more broad understanding of wealth, an individual, community, region or country that possesses an abundance of such possessions or resources to the benefit of the common good is known as “wealthy”. My mom didn’t have many material possessions, but she had the kind of spirit and “intangibles” to give her an abundance of friends and connections. More than 600 people came to pay their respects to and honor my Mom at her funeral in 1990. Keep in mind, this was way before facebook, internet and text messages, a time when a message had to be spread the old fashioned way: by word of mouth.

Now, over 20 years later, people still talk about my mom - expressing their love about what an amazing person she was.

Now, over 20 years later, people still talk about my mom – expressing their love about what an amazing person she was.

 

My mom had an incredible work ethic. Here she is at FOUR THIRTY IN THE MORNING at her job at Eckerd Drug Store.

My mom had an incredible work ethic. Here she is at FOUR THIRTY IN THE MORNING at her job at Eckerd Drug Store.

I think I inherited my work ethic from my mom. Even when I was young, I saw how hard she worked to provide for me. Her favorite book was always the timeless classic Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. This work ethic I got from her helped inspire me to produce wealth-growing books of my own. My latest is the kids book entitled Grow and Be Rich!

This was always my Mom's favorite book.

This was always my Mom’s favorite book.

 

“Look Mama, your boy has ‘made it’”! :-)

“Look Mama, your boy has ‘made it’”! 🙂

For about two decades, I resented Mother’s Day. It wasn’t a day of joyous celebration; it was a day of painful memories. Now, 24 years later, I have a completely different outlook on Mother’s Day. I appreciate the amazing mother’s (especially my beautiful and incredible wife) who have “stepped right in”, doing their best to fill that void in my life. For all of you loving and responsible Mothers out there, I just have one thing to say. THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!

I wish that my mom could have met her grandchildren, but I know she’s with God now, looking down on our family from heaven.

I wish that my mom could have met her grandchildren, but I know she’s with God now, looking down on our family from heaven.

I don’t wanna miss a MINUTE of this amazing life that I live now!

While I wish my mom could see the wealthy man I’ve grown into…. If I could be granted just one wish in this life, I would wish that my mom could meet her grandchildren. It is my passion to inspire others to become wealthy and provide for their own families. I don’t waste a second being depressed anymore. I have way too much life to live and so many blessings to thank the Lord for.

Did this story move you? Do you have an inspirational story about one of your family members? Let me know in the comment section!

Stay blessed, friends. Here’s to your success with real estate.

Respectfully,

Franklin A. Cruz

“America’s Real Estate Mentor aka the REI Drill Sergeant”