Lessons from Charlotte Burton

I recently visited Charlotte Burton, the mother of a very good friend, Ken Burton. In the short time we talked, I found great leadership wisdom.

Ms. Charlotte is 95 years old. She enjoys watching baseball. She loves to read. She can also carry the conversation about the events of NCIS.

As I listened, she described how she could not sleep the night before. She expressed how she passed the time re-living her life.

She talked about the changes in the world today from the world she grew up in. I found humor and agreement in the expression of her desire to run the government today.

I appreciated the lesson about being careful with money.

I loved her heartfelt gratitude for her husband’s careful planning.

I will remember the valuable thoughts about respect.

Respect the government, even if we do not like the individuals or decisions.

Respect people and their possessions.

Respect our elderly.

Respect the God who created us and placed us on this earth.

Thank you Ms. Burton for your time and the valuable lessons that will help my life and leadership in powerful ways.

2 comments on “Lessons from Charlotte Burton

  1. Ken Burton says:

    Bob,
    Thank you for this post! I was reminded how much I have to be thankful to my parents for “good raisin'”!

  2. Diane Burton says:

    Hi Bob,
    We so enjoyed having you in our home. Thank you for sharing about my wonderful, sweet mother-in-law. She has been such a blessing in the life of everyone she has ever met.

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