I had not been sleeping so well the previous couple of nights. The other morning I woke up early and went to the living room and sat on the couch. I have had so much on my mind lately that sometimes I forget what is important.
As I looked out the window I noticed how much of an orange glow was coming through the tinted glass at the top of the closed blinds. I ran over and opened the blinds and this is what I saw. The beautiful clouds and the sun just starting to rise. I ran into my office to grab my camera.
What a beautiful site. No man could ever make this view that was before me. I started thinking about how easy my life is and how hard I make it for myself some days.
I know I have a purpose in life and I try to stay on that path. Some days I want to get off that path and do something different but I know that is not the path that was set before me.
I never realized how much I influence people. I received a message on Facebook the other day from a man that I have not seen in probably 10 years. We went to high school together for only 1 year. I was a junior and he was a freshmen and he just happened to be in my Art class. We bothed played basketball for the school.
I will admit, that I was kind of a loud trash talker everywhere I went when I was in high school. I would talk so much to this young man that I just knew he hated me. But, I also talked to him a lot about basketball and work ethic.
In his message to me he said thank you. He said that what I told him, he know tells his own son. Wow! What do you even say to something like that. That he thought enough of me to even remember what I said. Let alone to pass it on to his own child.
Sometimes I forget what is important in life. My actions towards others, the love of my wife and kids, the relationships that I have with my friends, my sister and her moody ways, my father, and of course my mother who told me each morning without fail, “Rise and shine Mr. Lopez, the sun is coming out and the birds are singing.”
If you look closely you will see the basketball court at the bottom of the photo.
Sometimes I forget what is important in my life….