Remembering Those That Matter Most
My last post I ended off talking about the importance of being with your loved ones, this post I’d like to add to it a bit. I have been recently pondering the fact that without my loved ones I really wouldn’t be where I am; this has caused my levels of gratitude to rise and my love for my family to increase. A simple phone call, a letter, heck it’s 2016; toss them a text message! The reality of it is, is that we get caught up so frequently in all these little distractions that it detours us from what matters most. Being with our own flesh and blood, or the present moment of breath. This is a fantastic topic not only for the core concept of being grateful for your loved ones but this specific topic can basically pyramid into everything else in this life; neat huh? As I watch the waves from my porch I stand in awe as the thoughts in my head begin to flourish with all these little things that I had troubles staying focused on before. See? I have a weird mind and I love to journey off onto different things and can get caught up in unique tangents; this leaves room for options! I never run out of options, I could be reading a book that has grown stale or I could be walking through the park and realizing that I have a list of things to get done that don’t seem to be completing themselves. Options are crucial because we really shouldn’t get bored; if we get bored, it’s a lack of creativity. Cherish the spark you find in something that makes you smile and you’ll live through it; effortlessly. So to have detoured from the original topic “Remembering Those That Matter Most” I have begun to see that I think I may be a tad bit out of touch; I love it though.
This man’s voice inspired me to write this article, I’d to share it with you and I hope you all enjoy.
So many things make a person smile and my mother and father are two of the biggest, so this article is dedicated to them and I would like to add that without my sister I would most certainly not be walking and talking the way I do. During my younger years if I were to get “out of line” it wasn’t only my mother and father slappin’ me on the back of the head saying “smartin’ up” I had my sister tugging at my shirt saying I better get it together ‘or else’. I love her for that, she has changed my life in so many ways and now that I have grown to the point where I realize that without that ‘or else’ I could be stuck washing dishes for minimum wage. I have learned to think outside the box and read, read, read, and then read more; reading creates creativity for me. Space articles, olympic athlete’s diets, horticulture, you name it; I’ll read it. All these things have benefited me in some way shape or form and I now have this vast amount of knowledge that has created confidence in my social skills! Conversation does not die with me, would you like to talk about horse poop? I can tell you why they choose to stay walking, would you like to talk about elephant tusks and the decreasing population? How about, okay here it goes; the presidential election. JUST KIDDING, I shy away from this topic because I am not a fan of confrontation nor do I believe I have to proof myself to anyone but myself. Debating is one thing but I have found politics leads to hostility and it doesn’t end up going anywhere positive; people all have their own opinions and others have to learn to accept that, this is life.
Value your loved ones opinions, for in your years where you accepted humility well they were what guided you to your success.
– John Sanchez
Journey on friends,