Wednesday, January 25, 2006
This pic was taken at the home of my Aunt Clare-Crawford-Mason in D.C. My Mom is in the middle and behind her,to the right, is Uncle Morgan Wootten and Aunt Kathy, Aunt Clare with Uncle Bob Mason. My brother Mike in the back w/ wife Renee and their children in the front. I, like an idiot had to go outside with my son, Waylon not realizing they were taking pictures. Live and learn, right?
Monday, January 23, 2006
Friday, January 20, 2006
Monday, January 02, 2006
It occured to me that things began to change in my life when I became truly grateful. I took for granted all that I had and although it wasn't always alot I didn't appreciate, " my stuff," till it was taken from me. I was finally stripped of everything and everybody when I went to prison. Anything I had I earned at .18 an hour. OK, so you don't really want to hear the prison blues and I can't blame you but I want to ask you one question? Are you grateful in ALL things?
I often repeat myself but when I find life changing secrets I tend to want to share them. I'm not the brightest bulb in the neon light but every now and then God allows me to see the light, a brighter light. I realized that things were put into perspective for me when I no longer believed in luck, magic or coincidence. My life was like putting this huge puzzle together. Incidents and accidents were no longer happenstance.The people I'd meet were for a reason. The things I endured all through my life were for a reason,whether to learn empathy, compassion or restraint, it was always for a reason.People were placed in my path for a reason and I in theirs. As I began to see this and began to apply this bit of understanding to my everyday life it was like putting that giant puzzle together. I began to see glimpses of, "THE BIG PICTURE." Once I implimented this strategy it was like a domino effect. I started to also see how even the little things can mean so much.The things I once took for granted were slowly given back to me or I was delivered from them and realized I didn't need that anymore. This applied to my state of mind, my life as well as physical things and possessions. I also began to see how God works in my life even on a small scale. I could tell you a million examples but suffice it to say I am grateful in all things, a well rounded cup of gratitude. What are you grateful for?