We all grieve the loss of loved ones and the loss of those close to our families differently. However one may grieve is completely their own and should go without judgement. Many times over the course of my life I have heard the term “celebration of life”. Countless times I questioned that term or phrase. However, I can truly say that the most recent passing of an individual has made me realize that there are those in which should be celebrated. A man that lead his life with a servant spirit willing to help anyone and never ask for anything in return. A man that kept his extended family close and his immediate family protected and cared for even past his days on earth. A man that was an example of life and loving. The world lost a great man but heaven gained a magnificent spirit. May your legacy carry on through your son and daughter and your memory be everlasting in the hearts of the many who your life touched. May you Rest In Peace and be in pain no longer. May God give you comfort in his embrace and your family find comfort in God. Wesley Wayne Burress it was an honor to have known you in this life.
Good by 2022 and Hello 2023
So many things happened in 2022 that it would take a short book to capture all of it. I am grateful going into 2023 for overcoming the challenges from the past year. I am also looking forward to the continued blessings from 2022 that will carry through to 2023 and hopefully beyond.
For all of those that have read my sporadic blog post from the beginning I would like to say thank you. I am not the most consistent but I will continue to try. I wish all those reading a Happy New Year. Continue to count your blessing and take nothing for granted. Appreciate your loved ones and make sure you tell them you love them. Most importantly try and love more and hate less this year. Remember take things a day at a time but look toward next. God bless everyone.
It’s amazing what we will sacrifice in life for our kids.
One day I won’t be here.
One day you will wish I was still here.
One day you won’t be here.
One day someone will wish you were still here.
One day could be any day.
The truth is always somewhere in between two perspectives. We all view certain instances differently. So naturally the latter makes sense. Can you think of a time where the truth was somewhere in between ? Can you think of a time when you were so convinced your perspective was completely accurate only later to find it was partially accurate?
Our truths may seem 100% but keep in mind the different perspectives. IYKYK
Keep an open mind in life and try be more open to other perspectives.
So many similarities between me and my youngest. My oldest is more of a blend between us but for right now the young one favors me. Blessed to have two healthy kiddos during these times. Both were very born early but bounced back quickly. 12 years apart but it’s my hope that they will become close. If you have Kiddos give them a kiss and tell them you love them cause time goes by way to fast.
It’s so wild to think sometimes that we all started this small. So new, so incapable and so innocent. I truly believe we grow into what we choose to be. We all have the ability through the years to begin making choices that can shape what we continually evolve into being. Even now at 41 years of age the choices I make can determine the next years of my life. That is the same for all of us. Consider the young ones in your individual lives and what impact you may have on their choices. Whether it be a son or daughter, niece or nephew and even a grandchild. What about the all the loved ones in your life? Reach out and say hello from time to time. Check in. Life is as precious in the beginning as it is in the middle or even the end. Hold each day in high regards and be thankful for another day. Those in your lives that’s may be struggling lend your ear. Sometimes listening can make all the difference. Strive to be the best you that you can be. Just my two sense. Have a blessed day!
Version of you
Interesting to think that there are this many different version of who you are. Changes your perspective a little bit and peaks your curiosity.
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers. I am one of the luckier ones whose father has always been just that a father. Of course growing up we didn’t always see eye to eye and still to this day we don’t always agree but the respect I have for him is unmatched. He made sure to provide the best for his family and did his absolutely best to make sure we had what we needed to survive. He taught me that hard work can get you as far as you want to go in life but also made sure to stress to me never to forget where I came from. Having the responsibility of others and operating a business can be stressful but I always look back at that lesson my dad taught me to never forget where I came from. As a leader it’s my responsibility to set the example and motivate my team through action at times. I don’t think my dad ever expected the lesson to stick we need my whole life but it has. He instilled with me a work ethic that we don’t see much anymore in our young adults and children. I am extremely appreciative of the little lessons my father has taught me through the years and can only hope a little bit rubs off on my children as well. To all the fathers out there doing what it takes to ensure their families are taken care of on a daily basis, Thank you and bless you. I hope you were able to spend time with your families today and enjoy some time to yourself perhaps. Keep grinding and keep teaching. Keep being a father. And to all the fathers out there taking care of children that are not biologically theirs I’d like to say Thank you and you’re freaking awesome. Keep doing what you’re doing as Father figures and please know even though it’s tough at times you slate extremely appreciated and loved.
To all the absent dads out there that have choose not to be part of your children’s lives you need to know it’s never to late. Get your shit together and make the effort to be in your kids lives. Do what you must to protect that relationship and salvage what you can. Children need their fathers, young adults need their fathers and adults need their fathers. Get your minds right and take some responsibility. Make an effort. If someone else is taking care of your kids make sure to say thank you and show some appreciation.