A hard, unfair position.
The person you need to answer to is that face in the mirror.
Every day. How did you treat your husband and your children
this day? (every day) How did you treat those you can in contact
That's how I look at life.
That I try to make an honest effort to be happy, to smile, and to
bring a smile to those around me. Because I know I'm going to leave
this world someday, and I want people to have pleasant memories
when they think of me.
I don't say unkind things to my wife, daughter. They mean way too much
to me. Yes, I've spoiled them both. My wife is bad spoiled.
But I don't go around saying things to hurt other people either. They might
someday remember me. If I find the need to talk about someone...let me
find kind things to say. Even if I need to address a problem, I'll do all I can
to do it nice.
I don't like being unhappy.
So...I don't let people make me feel unhappy. If that means we can't be friends,
that's what that means.
My grandparents were an old couple that lived next door once when I was young.
They were super nice people. Better that my real grandparents. I had one good
grandpa, bue he died when I was a little boy. The other three were just not good
at the grandparent thing. So life found me a couple that were. And they became my
I grew up knowing some not so nice people. Some in my own family. So I've made
that a point in my adult life, my daughters life--if you are not a nice person, you will
not be in my circle.
I'll always love my family. But you can love somebody, and not like them very much.
In the end, live in such a way as to love and honor your family, your friends. And when
the day comes that you leave this world, let there be a hole of such magnitude that it
can never be filled.
Don't worry about how they treat you...it's how you treat them that matters.