Sometimes the most obvious facts about life hide behind willing ignorance.
Regardless how good or how bad some things are for people, we can willingly choose to ignore the facts. My wife Robin uses a great example saying, “If you knew walnuts were going to kill you, then you’d make darn sure you’d never eat another walnut.”
Time to press pause and focus on what’s important in life. Unfortunately, that’s hard to do if you’re more concerned about your next drink, where to stash the booze and good stuff where nobody’s looking. That’s not my problem these days, but I remember them, and I’m extremely grateful to be over them, and to have found a passion for wellness.
Today, I’m grateful for every day I have to be alive and well with my family. But it took awhile before I realized 3 decisions that I’ve made that continue to result in gratefulness.
As fires cause fatalities across the West Coast days after honoring our fallen veterans, at home I’m faced with death as well. My grandmother, at the age of 90, passed away over the weekend and I’m writing this on her funeral day.
I never fought in a war with guns and grenades, so I can only imagine the toll it can take on the human mind, body and soul. Facing death daily is traumatic, regardless which side you’re on. The military is no place for the faint of heart, and I cannot be grateful enough for the freedoms we enjoy because of the sacrifice, emotional and physical scars experienced by those following orders.