Throughout my daughter’s life we will shower her with advice on everything. Whether she follows it or not, I feel it is important to share with her the lessons I have learned from my parents, friends, colleagues, and personal life experience. I had wonderful parents who loved and supported me no matter what career path in life I decided to pursue. They were immigrants. My father was a self-employed tailor and my mom perfected the art of home-making. Their beliefs were simple: hard work and compassion for others, yields reward. Despite their simple beliefs, they made us feel special and wanted nothing but the best for us. They always encouraged us to work to the best of our abilities and not let the little things get us down.