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October 19th- On the Shoulders of G1ants- Part 17

posted Oct 22, 2017, 7:13 PM by Sue Line RailRoad
A Reflection and a Challenge

I hope you have had some degree of inspiration as I have shared the “giants” who have inspired me.

Each of these individuals has been, in their own way, special to me and have helped me to move forward in the hobby and to improve the Sue Line Railroad.

 Some of these individuals have provided direct, “hands on” contact.  Others I have never met but, through their sharing, have been inspiring to me.

 I suggest that each of you reflect on the “giants” who have been in your life and in turn I challenge you to be an inspiration or “giant” for others.

 I once heard that there are two ways to be immortal- to be a parent or to be a teacher. This world needs teachers, people who take the time and effort to help and inspire others. You can be one of those people.

 Consider taking the time to show others how you do what you do. I realize in our busy world this may be difficult to do, but it is well worth the effort.  Often, we will not even realize who we have inspired. Writing articles, even brief ones, can be inspirational. Give clinics.  They are good for others and good for you.

 Many times, I have seen a project where the author kept back one “secret” ingredient that made their project work. Don’t be one of those people. Give these “secrets” freely to others so that they may be successful in their model railroading project.

In short, let someone else think that it would be almost impossible to find a better friend in the hobby than you and that they are extremely lucky to have you as one of their “giants.”