The Best Things In My Life Were Gifts

Many of the best things that ever happened to me were given to me. My biggest scoops were given to me. At various times in my life, I got adopted by great people. I got this great job in 1984-85 cleaning and gardening at the Boyne Island Shopping Center. I more than doubled my pay by snagging this contract and it all came about because of Mike, a friend of my brother Paul. He got it for me. I read for about three hours a day on this job. It was sweet. On my own, I can work hard and connect with people but I rarely accomplish anything great. I can go along for years working nowhere jobs. Kinda scares me how little I accomplish on my own and how much I rely on getting given things. Doesn’t feel manly.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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