So the bottom line is that there are no short cuts just great planning and a bit a luck or as I call it “favor” when reaching for the top. See many times I ask myself, “What is the reason for doing what I feel driven to do?” Especially when there are others out there who are doing “it” better than me and because it seems as if the world could care less whether I succeed or fail? Why work hard and diligently at something that my never amount to anything? Why not add, that nothing last for ever anyway. So if we are all just dust in the wind eventually…tell me what’s the point? Here is the point. We are a collective. We exist as individuals but we are a collective. We all see our differences but those difference seem to exist at best to give us pleasure and at worst to cause us pain. Yet at the seams of what makes a man and a woman we are all created the same. So we suffer and succeed together.
Here enters choice. We all recognize that we have it. It is given or “burdened” to all of us. Therefore each day we have no choice but to choose… the way we live. Some will argue that there is no need to give a damn because they believe that in the end we die and seise to exist. Others, like myself see the evidence of God and expect that He will have me give an account of my life when its all said and done. But whether you are a believer in the life after or not, one thing is for certain, you and I exist today. So whether we contribute positively or negatively to the world we live in…. we contribute none the less.
I struggle with this day to day because I’m in the “struggle” of life myself. I have been “burdened” with a dream and a vision. There are days when I simply wish to sleep and wake up in a better place than this here planet earth but then without fail I receive a reminder. A reminder of how precious this gift of life is. From the beautiful smiles or my children, to the loving eyes of my wife, to the stories of human beings sacrificing themselves for others. My gifts, if for nothing else, are for those on this earth that will be positively blessed by them when I cultivate them and share them with the world.
Even if there is nothing out there after we die, there’s a whole lot of “something” here while we live.
Keep grinding and Stay Lifted