Please Nike, don't sue me. Please. I have a family. I like to eat. I like bourbon. Mmmmmmmmm. Bourbon.
Anyway, hello friends!
I don't have a lot of words to say today. I just wanted to encourage you to be. To be? Yes, to be.
And to do. Be and do. Simple little words, eh?
I'm in a new season of life. I don't know what to call it. Maybe I'll call it the "adulting season." :)
I have a prime birthday coming up (41 yo!) and I have a new primary care doctor for the first time in I don't know how long. I have gout and take medicine daily. My blood pressure is slightly elevated and I cannot touch my toes. Some of these things bother me. Others do not.
I know that I want to be a good dad, a good husband, a hard worker, a good friend, and a faithful volunteer at Church and for causes that burden me.
As I look back, I'm doing okay. I'm reasonable successful and happy in all of these areas. Some areas though give me pause and concern because I know I can do better. There's a specific/particular area that I'm bummed about (no, I'm not going to share it) but I'm currently working through how to pivot and find success there.
I've read a phrase lately that resonates: "The past is never wasted - don't waste your future!"
So, what do you want to be/become? I'll let you fill in the blanks... "I want to become a/an ________"
Oh no! I'm scared! How do I do that?
Buzz! Wrong question! Why do you want to become that? That's a better question. Why? The Why is always greater than the How. I stole that too - I'm not smart enough to come up with amazing statements like that. Take a few moments today, or this week, and think about that a bit. You won't regret it.
But, DW, what about do? You said that too!
Yup. I did.
You know - the most effective way to do something - well - is to do it! Stop making excuses. Stop rolling back over and hitting the snooze button (guilty!). Stop saying "later" or "tomorrow" or "sometime." Now is a good time. Now may be the time for you. It is for me.
I'm going to be/become better. And stronger. And a better friend. And a better dad. And a stronger advocate.
I'm going to be able to touch my toes.
I'm doing something about it. I'm moving forward one step at a time. I don't know HOW yet I'll do all of these things, but, I do know WHY.
Be well friends!