Mar 22, 2022 #givethanks100
Today I'm giving thanks for my grandfather, Virgil Kardell.
I often say that I grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. And while I’m mostly referring to my Mom and Dad, I often think of my Grandpa Kardell as I’m saying that too.
My Grandpa was a farmer. And farmers are, at their core, entrepreneurs. There’s a substantial amount of risk that they take on each and every year.
But Grandpa was an “entrepreneur” in ways that extend way beyond farming. He was always generating new ideas and angling for a way to make them work. He was a great negotiator. And he was a judicious risk taker.
He also led a life of high integrity and left a high bar for us all. I had the great privilege of getting to see him in his final days before he passed away at the age of 94. My Dad asked him if he was scared of what was to come. I’ll never forget … he gave an unequivocal “no” as an answer. That confidence… to know you’ve lived the life you wanted to and that you have an unwavering faith in what’s to come. It’s something I can only hope to emulate.
Grandpa- I miss you and can’t thank you enough for the legacy you started, passed on to my Dad, and that I now hope lives on in me.
Originally posted on LinkedIn – head over to give it a like or a share.
I’m giving thanks for 100+ days to individuals that positively impacted me or HomeSpotter’s trajectory.