So it is the evening of thanksgiving, and I just returned home from my in-laws and in an effort to avoid a tryptophan induced coma, I thought I would share some thoughts meandering around in my brain. It has been a tremendous year for me that started 4 days before Thanksgiving last year I suffered from a pretty serious medical situation, that landed me in the hospital and reminded me of my own mortality. I have spent the last year seeing more doctors in 12 months than I have seen in my entire lifetime. It really has served as an epiphany to me and I sincerely hope it has made me a better person. I do now think about things in a much different way, and I try to keep things in perspective a little more.
In our lives it is times like these that make us step away from the path that we are on and look at all of the alternatives that surround us. I have realized in a very short year that the life that we have is simply the life that we have chosen for ourselves, it is not what has been “ordained” for us and it most certainly is not pre-determined. I look at the trajectory of the path that I am on, and realize that the sheer force of life that is behind that trajectory is exactly what I want, dream, or know it can be. I wouldn’t wish upon anyone to go through this realization only because of a potentially life threatening situation, as I now know, you can choose to stop for a moment and see all of the alternatives that you have. Life is filled with choices and we make them with every breath that we take.
I have spent a lot of time this year thinking about where our society is headed, with the recent events in our economy, the uprising that we have seen all over this planet of ours, and the turmoil that our world is experiencing you could spend a lot of time worrying about what tomorrow will bring, or you could simply choose to focus on what today has brought for you. I know some of you reading this may be experiencing one of those “down” times in your life, we all have lived through those times, but the key word is that we “lived” through them. I think back in my life and can so clearly remember those times when I thought there was no way out only to find that the universe handed me a solution. Being armed with this knowledge we can march into those tough times knowing that there is a way out, and that as the old saying goes, “this too shall pass”.
Nostalgia is a wonderful thing, it enables us to look at those toughest points in our lives and fondly remember what it was in our psyche that enabled us, we tend to forget about all of those things that disabled us. Every time I look into the eyes of my daughter and feel the unconditional love that she gives to me, I can realize that every time I am down, it is usually a very selfish outlook that I am viewing the world from. I truly do believe in the Law of Attraction, and I simply know that positive thoughts that are expressed outwardly toward others is one of the single best investments that we can make in life. The return on investment is enormous and will pay handsome dividends for years to come. I see an unlimited future for those around me and I will do everything within my power to make that future a reality.
I am so enormously thankful for everyone in my life, even those of you that may not like me so much. You are someone who has come across my path and made me the person that I am today. I am eternally grateful for each and every one of you for making my world better. My Wife, my daughter, my extended family, my colleagues, my friends, and my supporters you have given me a reason for coming to terms with these feelings in a world that does not always appreciate or reward thoughtfulness. Thank you for giving me something to be thankful for on this day that we have a moment to take inventory of where we really are in this life.