Thursday is going to be the day that we take over the world. I want to veer from our regularly scheduled book for today to pass to you what is heavy on my heart and mind as I sit here writing this to you.
My little man, Boston, just had his 24th seizure this morning. And although I would probably now call myself an expert in the field of bringing him back to coherency, it is never easy to watch your child go through that. In fact, to this day, it is still horrific to watch. They say a seizure does to a child’s body what a marathon would do to mine and yours. So each time we make it through the seizure, I take the time to hold my son in my arms and reflect on what I could have done better to steer clear of his next one.
I learn a lot during those moments of reflection. Today, I learned two things. One, I could have avoided the seizure had I done a couple of things differently. How often can we avoid things that are not good for our lives? We can’t waste our night watching TV if we never turn it on. We can’t fall into the temptation of another sip of alcohol if you never purchase it in the first place. We won’t say something we shouldn’t to a spouse, child, friend, etc if we just walk away when we are angry. We won’t be able to hit snooze if we pop out of bed and jump up for the day.
In what places in your life are you unhappy with the results you are getting?
Do you have addictions, frustrations, or problems that you would like to fix?
My advice to all of us in these situations is to proactively do things that keep us as far from those potential mistakes and heartaches as much as possible. Eliminate the problem before it happens.
Two, life could be short. So kick the shiz out of it while you can! I have said before, and I will probably say it again. If you are living a life of average or mediocre, STOP! You will NEVER find long term happiness from mediocrity. God built us to dominate his world. Are you doing that? Are you maximizing every second you have on this earth? Because you never know when you will be called back home.
Finding joy in life is not an easy process, but it is a very easy concept. You discover what is your purpose here on the earth and you run through brick walls to get there. Every decision you make is in alignment with your passion. If that is the case, you WILL succeed! You WILL be happy!
To my son Boston; I love you, buddy. I have come to realize that God chose you to go through specific trials in life. I am just grateful he chose me to be the one to stand by you as you go through them.
Grateful for days, Cram