Avis Perdue Bell is 101 years old and still going strong! While some people want to give longevity credit to her genes, I prefer to give tribute to her discipline, passion and resilience. I hope my professional work reflects those same traits. “Intention is good but execution is better” was her guiding theme. Her “stick-to- it-ive- ness” has inspired me to strive each day to do my best to make a difference through following my passion. I hope she has been proud of my efforts to be of service to others; customer service has been my life’s work. She cares deeply about the melodic poetry of life, not just its logical prose. I seek to make my book writing reflect that same balance. She challenges me to integrate fun with toil; zeal with chore, and contribution with responsibility.