Many years ago this little girl was born in Black river, which is in the St. Elizabeth parish of Jamaica, and was raised by her grandparents. At the age of 10 years old, she migrated here to America and lived with her parents. To make a long story short, this young girl was diagnosed at an early age with a deadly disease and her parents were told that she wouldn’t live to see the age of 25. Well, not only did she defy the odds and live passed 25 but she also ended up getting married, have 2 children of her own, and is now a grandmother of 2 boys. Oh did I mention that she met and married her prince charming who is from Haiti. By now, you probably know who I’m talking about.
It’s only appropriate that I write my first blog about the woman who has stood by my side (not behind me) all of these years and has been one of the biggest inspirations for what I do. Let me present to some and introduce to others my girlfriend for life, wife of 30 years, and my Jamaican queen, Marie Succes. Yes, that’s right, I dedicate this first blog to her for many reasons, but time and space will not permit me to tell it all. It’s easy for people to give me credit because many times I’m the one they see up front, but I often introduce my wife and remind them that I’m not in this alone. We share the same passion for traveling the world and helping humanity because we have never forgotten where we’ve come from and realize that the only reason that you are blessed in this world is to be a blessing to others. We decided way before we got married that this would be the path for our lives together and that we would also take our children with us. Our children who are now all grown up have travelled with us all over the world serving others. And so here we are 30 years later with our own foundation, doing what we love and building a legacy that will be left behind and followed by our generations to come.
One of the great quotes by Nelson Mandela says this: “ For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
The Good Success Foundation respects and seeks to enhance the freedom of others all over the world through our Education initiative, Clean water initiative and Economic empowerment.
What legacy will you leave behind? What will be written on your grave stone? The dash in between your birthday and your expiration day is not meant to be for the quantity of life but for the quality of life.
Join us today and help us deposit the good back into the world.