April 29, 2012

Late Night Thoughts

I know it's been said millions of different ways, and I'm not some sage or wise man. But sometimes things just CLICK and you gain a real understanding of what something means.

What we do when we fail is what makes us who we are. The actions we take when life does NOT go our way is what defines us.  Failure makes us more determined. Rejection makes us try harder. Disappointment tells us what we want bad enough to DO something about it. Obstacles in our path just make us find another way to go. It is the things that life keeps from us that shows us what is really important. 

What kind of pampered brats would we be if we never knew failure or rejection or loss? If there were no bad consequences for our actions? Would we ever know the incredible depth of love connection that we can have in our adult lives, if we had not given our hearts and had them broken dozens of times before?

As difficult as the life is for me now, I really can't imagine what it would be like if things had continued on normally and Melissa had never had ALS. I hate the situation, don't get me wrong, but I like the person that this hardship has brought out in me. It has shown me that I can rise to the challenge and be a better man.

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