Gratitude & Purpose

Dec 22, 2019 | This time of the year, I’m usually running around trying to finish something for someone else’s Christmas and I don’t have as much time to reflect. It’s a shame, because of all times of the year, this should be the most important time for that.
This year, more things were done on time and I have a little breathing room. So, I'm going to breathe.
I am grateful. For me, it is an acknowledgment of the things that are good. With gratitude many of the good things become great. Without gratitude, a lot of great things are just ok. I don’t have to have the best or most expensive. I genuinely love the simplicity of enough. Enough is enough. If I have to wait for perfect to be content, I will never be content. Perfect is boring.
I got married to a wonderful lady this year. I have old friends. I have new friends. I love my family and they love me. I drive a 1998 Jeep Cherokee with crank windows. We are building a house in the brick street area of Clinton. I get to do something I have been doing since I was 2 1/2 years old for a living. I still write songs like someone is listening. I have good health. I don’t care about many things that used to bother me. I don’t owe anything on anything. I drink good coffee. Excitement is receiving a mysterious package in the mail. I don’t regret too much. I return carts and like talking to strangers in the checkout line. I feel like I still have some purpose in being here.
I could go on.
But I’m not.
Enough is enough.

Enjoy your holiday season.

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