I’ve learned to not resent those who have what I don’t.

I’ve learned not to resent those who have what I don’t.
When I no longer resent I can be free
Joy comes not from what we have but from what we can share.

One of the things I’ve struggled with is resenting those with greener grass. Today I have the mortgage. The wife who never knew me drunk or high. The three kids that never knew me, drunk or high and two of them never even knew me to smoke cigarettes. Yeah. I’ve got a lot of those changes, what a brother calls ‘quality of life’ problems. Continue reading “I’ve learned to not resent those who have what I don’t.”

Jan 25, 2016 – What kind of day are you going to have? It’s your choice!

Your Day is Your Choice!
Your Day is Your Choice!

“What kind of day are you going to have?” That is the question I ask my kids every morning as they leave for school. Their reply, “a better day than yesterday.” My youngest then says,”but not as good as tomorrow!” Always with her heart melting little smile. Finally, I’ll ask, “whose choice is it?” “It’s my choice!”, They will each reply.  Some days, with more enthusiasm than other. I will then end this morning ritual with, “Make the right choices!”. Continue reading “Jan 25, 2016 – What kind of day are you going to have? It’s your choice!”

The Journey is my Destination!

Straight two lane highway
The narrower the path, the clearer the destination

“The Journey is my Destination”.  I first heard this statement from an old mentor of mine.  It stuck with me then and made a small impact on how I began to see my days.  But, as I have journeyed through the past 20 months.  The meaning behind this statement has deepened within me.

When I began working on this mediation series, I had no idea how much the preliminary research would impact me.  I have already began to see the changes in myself, since I began this journey.  And though I have been through the 12 Steps of a recovery program, a few times.  Each time I dive into them, a new part of me seems to be awaken.  Of course, that is part of the purpose. Continue reading “The Journey is my Destination!”