Good morning. What an emotional roller coaster this weekend was but I am going to only focus on the positives and use the negatives as a tool. This past weekend I laid to rest a dear friend who had been battling cancer at a young age. He was a strong individual with great conviction and last week he succombed to his disease. While it was very sad we all had the benefit and luxury of being able to spend time with him one on one and say our goodbyes. The one thing he said that stuck out to me was, "Never waste a second". I've typed these words 1000 times over and over but hearing that from him made it resonate even more and I plan on living every day to the absolute fullest and taking nothing for granted. I went home afterwards and kissed my wife, hugged my kids and told myself that I will live in the moment and squeeze every second out of the day. He was a great person and I plan on keeping my promise to him that I will not waste another second.
As I laid in my bed last night and into the morning my mind raced at 1,000 mph. One of those nights were we are faced with our own mortality and we ponder the what ifs and what nots. The mind moving far to fast to relax and let sleep take over. Instead of fighting the urge to try and calm the mind I embraced it and ran with it until I was finished. I made a decision right then and there to truly become a better person mentally, physically & spiritually. I have been so focused on the wrong things that at times I took spending time with my family for granted btu no more. Each day is a new opportunity to leave your mark and help those in need. From this day forward I will work as hard as possible to become a better person to those aorund me and to take advantage of everyday. So for now I leave you with one sentence, "NEVER WASTE A SECOND".
Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.