"You don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing, then you do it without thinking."
~ Maya Angelou

January 16, 2011

The Joy In Others Success

I had the wonderful opportunity last night to witness a friend that I have known for almost 30 years reach his dream.  After many years of the learning opportunities and experiences that one must go through to see their passion become a reality this friend was in that moment.  His passion has been in the food service profession and after 20 years of grinding and finding his way he has opened his own restaurant. Having the opportunity to witness someone (that you have known for many years) reach their ultimate goal is truly inspiring and uplifting.  So, for a moment reflect on this...  It is not always about chasing that paycheck, that fancy car, or the many toys in life that one may feel validate their existence.  Now I am not saying you shouldn't reward yourself and enjoy the hard work and efforts that have allowed you to accumulate.  What I'm saying is that what I witnessed last night was years of sacrifice, risk, determination, and never giving up, and to witness that was more rewarding for myself then all the rest.  Furthermore, my friend is now in a position to employ 65 people and in the times of today when a job is not a guarantee, that in itself is wonderful.  By fulfilling his dream he has now provided an opportunity for others to provide for themselves and families!  http://howiesgrillandbar.com/

As I leave this post may you embrace the opportunities that are right there waiting.  As difficult as life may be at this time it is always a learning opportunity to inspire and empower us to move forward and breathe.  So, if your day is not going well and your taxed beyond what you may feel you can handle, remember tomorrow is a brand new one and embrace that opportunity to learn from yesterday... so that you can live today!

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