“You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace.” Ernie Banks Julio Melara on Lessons from Mom: Work Hard at everything you do My mother was a hard worker and that spoke volumes to me. They say “more is caught than taught” and I believe it. The truth as parents is that we teach what we know but we reproduce who we are. Her example of a strong worth ethic is in my DNA. Lesson I remember: Successful people work hard at everything and never cut corners.