Today, I drove in silence from Artesia to Torrance because the cacophony in my head just wouldn’t allow for any outside noise? A sample: When should I do www.lumosity.com and www.babbel.com? When should I edit my final essay for UCLA Extension writing class? What should we do this week (I really want to take my wife somewhere nice, new and romantic)? How can I save more money? Why won’t XYZ take my advice, and on and on the noise went until I realized that this internal dialogue I was having was only making me feel inadequate. As much as I want to accomplish more in my life, and be better for the ones around me. I have to take pause and congratulate myself for the things I do accomplish. Take today for example. I had a friend call me and thank for me supporting him while he was unemployed. Now he had a job. That’s a real cause for celebration, and shows that people do care.
I had another friend whose mom passed away from cancer. He was with her when she took her last breath. I cannot love this guy enough for his selflessness, and the genuine love he showed me recently when I was in the hospital. In fact, his entire family has shown me nothing but kindness, and love. I will never forget that. So I took a moment to thank both these friends for being in my life. And then I was blessed with a best friend who not only listens to me whine and complain, but also keeps giving me solid advice (which I normally fail to take). Finally. I have a dear friend whose wonderful father is fighting (and I know beating) pancreatic cancer. So what’s my point in all this? That instead of all the random worries I have, I need to take a moment and appreciate and thank for who and what I have in my life. It’s easy enough to say, but quite hard to do, so today I want to say THANK YOU to all those who have done so much for me. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!