“The greatest gift we as humans can give each other is the gift of encouragement”
I woke up feeling so good and so refreshed today. In all honesty I don’t remember the last time I woke up feeling like this. I was feeling real inspired today, really creative…I started 3 new pieces on the train this morning…and my ride is only about 35 minutes from Buena Park to Union station.
So walking up to my office, I gave my friend Cliff a call just to tell him how good I was feeling how positive of an outlook I had on my day, and my life and everything going on. To no surprise he woke up with the same feeling, just a natural high off of accomplishments in the past couple weeks.
Anyway, summing up our conversation we were just talking about life in general and how its the small things that make life so beautiful. He said he read a quote that morning, “The greatest gift we as humans can give each other is the gift of encouragement,” and it really stuck with me all day and even into that evening when we hit the lab with one of our female vocalist…the theme transcended into a new track we created on the spot in just a couple hours.
I started reflecting on all the wonderful blessings I have…a loving family, supportive friends, my music, my job…and I just started thinking there is no reason to get down on life, and understand that its okay to not be happy with where i am right now because it is only temporary. Its the love and support from my friends and family that encourage me to keep bettering myself. They keep my mind right in understanding that progress comes slow and steady. I have a bad habit of trying to run before I walk, and when I don’t achieve the greatness I feel I am capable of I am very hard on myself…self-destructive even.
So right now I just want to take the time to say thank you to all my friends and family that have held me accountable to my dreams, helped me meet my goals, picked me up when i didn’t meet them and for simply believing in me. I don’t know when it happened, but somewhere along the lines I have developed an issue with expressing my thanks and appreciation to those closest to me, and that is a bad habit I am currently working on changing.
so for now…peace, love and many thanks to you all.
(This post was started on 2/27/09, but I wasn’t able to finish it until this morning…forgive the confusion in abrupt tense change)