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A dollar to some people may just be currency or something that you purchase something with Through the background of my family and all of the achievements they have made I am able to understand and appreciate the true meaning of a dollar My parents came from Portugal split apart from their families to come to the land of new and better opportunities They came with the clothes on their backs and very little money I cannot even imagine how my parents felt My mother came to the states with her father in hopes that they could earn enough money to afford to bring my uncles aunts and grandmother here as well My mother spent endless days and nights in the factories making very little money My grandfather did the same and within a couple of months they were able to send enough money to Portugal to bring my mothers siblings and my grandmother to the United States When my mother wasnt working at the factory she was cleaning houses and when she wasnt cleaning houses she was taking care of her younger siblings My father had a very similar situation but in his case there was more stress on him because his immediate family came with him and he had to support them My father worked a number of jobs and countless hours a day so that he could support his family It is crazy to think that at the age of nineteen he had already bought a three family house in which he let his family live in rent free When my parents met they did not have much but today they are very successful in the life they created for my siblings and I I am proud to say that i learned many of my business aspects from the great accomplishments of my parentsA very important aspect when applying for a job is education This is something that my parents unfortunately
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