Over the last few years, the beginning of winter has started to signal the conclusion our our year. While we still have most of November and December to get through, there’s an element that 2018 has reached its final stages.
As we approach these final days, the winter air sweeps in and the gloomy dark clouds bring cold rains. It also triggers a level of nostalgia within me; a time when I think back to all the things that have happened to bring me where I am today. I owe a great deal of success to so many people that I have called my friends over the years. It is only through the support of family, friends, and even some strangers, that I can sit comfortably at my desk and contemplate these things.
None of us are perfect, and I have made many bad decisions in the past.. so many that I can’t even begin to remember them all. Over the years I have also, however, tried very hard to be the become the possible version of myself that I can. I don’t think I am close to that goal yet, but it remains as my chief desire. I strive to be a father that my daughter can be proud to have. I work to be the husband that my beautiful and thoughtful wife deserves, the coworker that is depended upon, and the friend that can be called on in times of need. When I think of the past, I see a measurable improvement in my behavior, from then to now, and it gives me peace.
As I continue down this chosen path I can’t help but express my utter thankfulness for all the things that I have. My health, my family, my friends, and yes, my faith too. It all means so very much to me and I am blessed beyond reason.
I could ramble on a little longer, but it’s probably best to leave it be and say thank you to all of those who take the time to read my random internet ramblings.
From my family to yours. I wish you all the absolute best Thanksgiving this year.