I keep telling you guys that blogging is a liberating experience. Some thoughts of mine that I wanted to share with you.
The information highway holds your audience. Your audience is a mystery in some instances. You have no idea who will read your words. You do not know how many will read your words and thoughts. You haven't the slightest notion of what some people may think of your thoughts and ideas. Do they agree? Disagree? Don't care? In essence, none of this matters. The only thing that matters is that you are writing the thoughts and ideas for an audience of one: yourself.
I just completed watching the speech President Obama just gave at the University of Arizona. I must say, there is so much agreement on this: Mr. Obama delivered a message that all Americans can be proud of. He pays respect to those people that lost their lives this past Saturday. In times of tragedy, the good is hardly ever talked about. But, in times of tragedy, we are all united. We sometimes hurt, mourn, pray, and question the very reasons behind senseless acts of violence. However, none of this will change the past. We can only live in the moment to pave a better future.
I'll be honest; I miss my wife. I enjoy the "me" time, but I can't sleep or get up in the morning without her. It's funny. When you have been in a long relationship with a person, you tend to forget about the little things, those little moments you share together that really are yours. I can't wait for her to get home.
I miss my dog. Whenever my wife would travel, I knew I had my second best friend waiting for me when I got home. Tail wagging, so excited to see you, taking her on short little walks around the neighborhood in order to get into something that she found interesting. She was my second alarm clock in the morning, but when my wife traveled, she always found herself sleeping in the bed.
President Obama's words gave me hope and inspiration. His words made me feel a little better about life and how precious it truly is. Although sorrow and sadness may take time to heal, we have to realize the countless good deeds taking place daily throughout our country and world that only reaffirms faith in humanity. We all have the capability to learn, reflect, grow, inspire, motivate, question, think, act, listen, contemplate, and communicate. However, in order for our future to be like "jumping in rain puddles in heaven," we must first take care of one another and "make sure we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds" (Obama, 2011).
Thanks for reading. Carpe Diem!!!