I sit here in this moment, Sunday, January 12th at 7:14 pm…
See my kids just left.
Their mother picked them up as she returned from out of town.
I’ve had the kids the last two weeks.
Thank God for my parents, they have helped tremendously.
It’s an interesting world we live in.
Sometimes life goes a completely different direction than we once imagined.
Ten years ago, I envisioned something a little different.
But here we are.
I accept the position.
Though uncomfortable, I have grown tremendously.
I am learning as we speak.
I have so much to be thankful for… especially for my kids.
I will not stop living life to the fullest.
I will keep pursing my goals.
I will keep inspiring others to do the same.
I will keep LOVING being a father.
We all have battles to move through.
From experience, I recommend…
Optimism. This is not some bull shit mantra. Plain and simple do your best to stay positive. Even when shit is hitting the fan, find the good, look deep and stay positive. It will only help.
Do things that encourage you. Workout, read good books, dance, go to coffee with a good friend, etc. We must go into war against discouragement. Stay encouraged by doing the things that create that feeling.
Have a keep going mentality. Tough times do not last but strong and resilient people do. We all have shit… some more extreme than others… how we respond is what matters. Keep learning. Keep growing. Keep going.
I leave you with this…
If you are dealing with a tough circumstance, which most people have something going on… know that you are not alone. Sometimes just knowing that we are not by ourself…. that is a positive and encouraging feeling. Stay strong. Keep fighting.
I support you and got your back.
Please shoot me an email if I can be there for you in anyway.