“To create more positive results in your life, replace ‘if only’ with ‘next time’.”
It seems like yesterday, the day my daughter was born. I was sitting in the waiting area watching t.v. My mom and her boyfriend decided they were going have some breakfast. It was a Sunday morning, around 7:05 a.m. a nurse brought a little baby girl out so that I could hold her. They didn’t clean her up yet, but that didn’t bother me, my whole world at that moment was revolving around this tiny little human. That tiny little girl has just turn thirty-five years old.
There is something that I use to tell young people, I guess I still would, “before you settle down and start a family do yourself a favor, take some time and see your country. I was fortunate for I was seeing my country playing the piano or organ, better yet I was being paid. Those are memories I hold close to me, they are what comforts me when I get the itch to move.
Now I am experiencing a new part of my life, life as a father, and a grateful grandfather. The youngest turns eight in February. When they come to visit it gives me a rush of adrenaline.
All through those years I struggled within me, highs and lows, not understanding what was ailing my mind. It wasn’t until around 2004 I had the answer, I was bi-polar. With the help of my psychiatrist I was put on a regiment of medications, medications that keep me balance.
If while you are young and able to go, go see the country, experience other cultures, their food, their music, taste, feel, hear, and listen. So, when the family comes along you will have some memories that no one, anything can rob you of them.
So, take a deep breath, and just put your foot one in front of the other. Go and just live life to the fullest! You won’t regret it!