Friday, July 5, 2013

The World, as I see it

Well, I have been dragged kicking and screaming into one of the dark little corners of the internet, the blogosphere. That fringe area on the edge of cyberspace where anything can be posted, provided you don't want you boss, wife or girlfriend to see it. And if you have both of the latter, you should probably not post at all!
I have no idea where the exit door is. Perfect for strange minds such as mine.
So, why am I doing this? I'll tell you. I have no idea.
Perhaps to let my thoughts wander free. Perhaps to discover myself. Perhaps as mental therapy. Perhaps to change America for the better, since Washington doesn't seem to be able to.
This blog is written from the perspective of a conservative, born-again Christian soon to be 52 year old male, who has a wonderful wife (I don't care if she reads that part) and two great kids: a 16 year old daughter and a 13 year old son. Height, weight, and BMI will be provided upon receipt of a signed notarized request.
As I have gotten older, I have learned a few things:
I have learned that love is not a feeling, it is a decision. You may not always feel love for your significant other, but you can always decide to love them.
I have learned that family is much more important than career success. I have never met any who has watched their children grow up and then said to themselves "I sure wish I had spent more time at the office."
I have learned to enjoy the simple hings in life; the laughter of a child during a good tickle fight, the setting of the sun on a warm summers evening, the sound of a gentle rain, the quiet stillness of a morning after a heavy snowfall ( before the snowblowers roar to life!).
I have learned to tolerate my wife's tear during a mushy movie, simply because it's what she wanted to watch.
I have learned that true wealth comes from what we give to others, not in what we collect for ourselves.
I have learned that God really does have everything under control, whether we believe it or not.
I have learned that it is important to just relax sometimes, and simply BE!
I have learned that writing is a catharsis for the soul.
I have learned to say "Thank You."

More to come!

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