Ever sit down one day and wonder what the heck has just happened? Anytime you are undergoing a catalyst experience or major growth experience in life, this seems to be a common theme. In the last 5 months, I could never have imagined the amount of growth and challenge that has come into my life. But I wouldn’t go back and change a thing – I would not load the saved game. There’s been too much I’ve learned as I’ve discovered truth for myself even though that has come with a cost.

To this end, I’m going to share the things I’m very grateful for at this time in my life:

  • I’m thankful I can at least walk even with my hamstring injury.
  • I’m thankful I can use my arms reasonably well, even with my shoulder injury.
  • I’m thankful my back healed from surgery a few years back.
  • I’m thankful for two parents that really do love and care about me.
  • I’m thankful for my two little girls who are full of life.
  • I’m thankful for Heidi who still to this day cares about me, even with all the massive changes I’ve undergone this year.
  • I’m thankful I am able to be a manager at work and at least try to be a leader.
  • I’m thankful to have gotten to know some really good people online who have assisted me in my journey to gain clarity and understand.
  • I’m thankful for my mind and all that I know – and for my ability to properly analyze situations for what they are.
  • I’m thankful for those in my life who I feel connected to even though they may not be present in my life.
  • I’m thankful for my siblings in my life, all of whom are still alive.
  • I’m thankful I am starting to understand unconditional love for people and really listen to what they say and want.
  • I’m thankful that life has more good people in it than not. This is comforting.

I don’t know if everyone goes through a catalyst experience in life. In September of last year (2013), I basically asked life to do this for me and boy did life deliver. In fact, maybe it even over-delivered as I still feel like I’m sitting down with a fire-hose pouring into my mouth. I told life then that I would accept what it shows me and not simply discard the experience. I’m a changed man this year – in the process of changing, to what I believe is closer to what my true self is and closer to do what I am really meant to do in my life. And this is humbling, scary, and exciting at the same time.

As the old saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.” Here’s to continued growth, strength, honor, and love in your own lives my friends.

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