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Growth and self-discovery is a powerful thing…

Throughout my life I’ve been educated, mislead, inspired, loved, hated, cared for, hurt, fussed at, cussed out, listened to, motivated, remembered, thought of, forgotten, taken advantage of, friended and used.┬áIt doesn’t matter which you are, because I’m grateful for all of you. I want you to know that you’ve all contributed, in some way, to my growth; and for that, I thank you!

There’s something special about being able to learn from the bad in life, while holding onto the good. It’s taught me to be a better person and do the right thing, when at times all I wanted to do was get even. Turning 40 shifted my thought process and how I look at things, making these core values within myself, more prominent. I’ve never been one to roll-over, but have always been one to take a lot and yes, there’s a difference.

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Open Your Eyes

When you can’t see what’s in front of you slipping away, that, is indeed a sad day.

More and more we struggle with things we have. Meaning, we forget their importance and how quickly they can be removed. Wether by fate, tragedy, or choosing of their own. Once they’ve moved beyond our grasp, there is an unlikely chance, to get them back.

Open your eyes to all that is, truly, important. Those things you have failed to see, due to day to day blindness, selfishness, or mere lack of regard. Realizing those things that once were, may never be again, if you choose to neglect because you can.


No Longer Afraid

Why do we love so hard, only to allow tragedy to pull us apart? Why do we keep ourselves so busy, that we miss or ignore what’s important? Is it so we don’t have to be honest, face the truth… Most likely. I’ve allowed fear of disappointment, in certain situations, to control my true feelings; because the times I have spoken them, well – it didn’t turn out so well.

We’ve all got a past and at one time or another felt the sting of pain; at least I have. My greatest joy, (giving, helping and loving others), has always been my greatest heartbreak. Truth is, we travel a path that will carry us as far away from the hurt as possible, only to have it catch up to us. And when it does, man does it strike with a vengeance.

September the 9th of 2009, had more in store for me than I could have ever prepared for. Although, I must admit, this was no different than any other time in my life; only this time would prove to be tough and a blessing. The tragedy of that faithful day led to my life changing forever and turned my world upside down.

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