Father time…are we all just walking blind ? Are we all on borrowed time, that’s a question I ask direct so no message sublime….
The year is coming to a close. The end of 2016 and into 2017. The future is upon us. So much has gone on this year I could spend hours reflecting. I try to always look ahead but still live in the moment, the ever present. Today is Christmas! A great day of cheer for most, some don’t celebrate it, some celebrate it for all the wrong reasons and some could care less either way. Their own little bah humbug. I often think about good old father time and how I have been so blessed and fortunate to see another year. Thank God I’ve made it through another year. I say made it through as if I’m surviving in a harsh climate or dangerous area and death is lurking around every corner. I don’t feel that way. Life is good life is great but still I always feel I have survived through another year. This year, like I mentioned was a big one. My grandfather went to be with the Lord in June and I learned a great deal about myself and about being a better father/husband in this my second year of marriage.
You know it always feels good to reflect. What better time to sit back and reflect than at the start of a new year. I am very excited for this year. I plan to release my next music project on February 28th 2017, we should be moving into a house in 2017, my car will be paid off in 2017 and I plan to release a cell phone app and mobile video game in 2017. There is definitely a lot on my plate, all while having to stay focused at work and disciplined enough to accomplish the tasks I set out for myself. I have other personal goals I would like to achieve as well. I feel like a new man in a lot of ways. I don’t know if it’s the new year or what but around this time I always have this new fervor for life and excitement towards starting the new year afresh. We often set New Years resolutions trying to kick old habits or start new healthy habits like committing to going to the gym or even planning to start an all vegan diet.
For me personally it’s important that I don’t take the little things for granted. The things that you may even chuckle at. Not sure why I think of these things but I do. For example the ability to type on this key board, the fact that it’s so quiet in the house, that I can hear that loud but silent ringing in my head, that you usually only hear when there is absolutely no background noise. My eyesight, the fact I can see, smell touch, and taste and that all my motor skills are functioning. There is so much to be happy and thankful for how could I ever be down? Of course we know that’s not always the case. We are human and no matter how much good is in our life there will always be opportunities to be down or situations where I’m not in the most cheery mood so to speak. So what’s my point? Who knows maybe there isn’t one. I’m just letting words flow freely on the screen. That’s the beauty of blogging. It can be whatever you want it to be. Maybe people read it maybe not, but it’s the outlet it provides. It’s the freedom to freely write or in this case type whatever your heart desires, and some can probably relate.
As I close I want to thank the Lord again for another year in the books. I had a beautiful time watching my daughter grow. I loved being able to work everyday and make a living for my family. I loved the leisure time I got to spend and the places I was able to travel. They say life is short, that’s true but there are still plenty of moments to enjoy. I so graciously accept my place in this thing called Life. I know God has bigger plans for me and I believe if you are reading this He has bigger plans for you. Nothing is coincidental or accidental in my opinion. We don’t need to fear father time, or fear getting older, or fear the unknown. Choose a righteous path, keep a tight circle and realize how incredibly fortunate we all are. Strive to be alive inside and out, strive to be happy each and everyday in 2017 and beyond.