Driving to work this morning; I caught a glorious ray of sunshine in my eye as a song by Kenny Chesney began to play. A true belief of mine is that sometimes things happen for a reason. As I listened to the words of this song, I really reflected upon the differing viewpoints that a few of my closest friends have. While I wake every morning to glance at the early morning sky and breathe the fresh and beautiful coastal air; I am sure that there are others who are putting their nose to the grindstone to ensure that they are making a salary that allows them to live in the way that they see as most important. It is easy to fall into the trap of always wanting more; it is tempting to constantly compare yourself to who you envision as having a “happy and easy life”. Kenny Chesney states in the first verse of his song; “(It’s) So damn easy to say that life's so hard. Everybody's got their share of battle scars. As for me, I'd like to thank my lucky stars that I'm alive and well,” I instantaneously fell in love with this song.
Daily, I try to not lose sight of where I came from and how every day is a gift. Obviously, I emphasize the word “try;” I am human and certainly I have moments of weakness and depressed days. I try to never go to bed angry. In all reality you never know if, when or who is going to wake up. I am positive that had I never endured my injury; I would likely not reflect upon life in the way that I do. For this reason I feel there is a disconnect between my numerical age and the numerical value that would coincide with my view point toward life. My new view towards life has taught me an incredible amount. Prior to my accident I was rather intolerant. I wanted what I wanted without much regard for the feelings of those affected by my choices. Basically, I was young,. I was selfish and immature but in all actuality I wouldn’t have changed it for the world. All that I have done in my life (some admirable and some not) have lead me to this exact point in my life. I would love to read any feedback that any of you have to my post. As always I thank you in advance for reading my post!