Gloria was an average Colombian female and she worked hard to make ends meet. She’d work two jobs daily so she could keep her young son Manny well fed. After working each day and night, before she could sleep, she’d wish to be a better mother.

She desired to speak better English and be able to give Manny good schooling and a good life. Her strong desire made her work hard. She took time but improved her speech. She worked harder than ever, made time for her son and also changed in the process.

She became a better version of herself and a hero to a son that looked up to her! That’s what being an optate is. It is about having a strong desire or wish. Such people would not stop at the finish line. They’ll have a strong belief and will always keep going.

This post is written as part of the annual A to Z Challenge where for each day of April (except Sundays) I shall write a post based on the letters part of 26 alphabets. 

I have been participating in this challenge since 2015. To read more of my posts from the “A to Z Challenge” CLICK HERE

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