I have three children, of various ages and personalities. My middle daughter is the comedian of the family. We are certain that she will be a professional comedian or politician. (Makes no difference to me) My son is more of the Social kid that every one loves and wants to be around. Then there is my baby. She is at that age where everything she does is cute, no matter how vile or disgusting it would be if an adult did it.
I am writing this because as a Father, Husband, Business Owner, Broker, Realtor, & Soldier, I have allot to do every day. But every night I put all of that aside for the simplest of tasks that my children ask of me.
They beg of me to stand in the door of the bedroom and where all can see me and fairness is in play and randomly choose which gets hugged first. The cry to this task is "Daddy, do Eeny meeny miney mo". (Kinda weird for college kids huh?)
And seemingly at random, every night a different child receives the first good night kiss. I do the old thing of good night, sleep tight and don't let the boogey man get you. (Except in our house the boogey man is Some variation of thunder which became Hudden) Somehow I keep it all straight in my head as to which should win that night. The same way that I am able to juggle the basics of 12 Escrow dilemmas, 3 open house schedules, 7 new prospects, the type of spark plug my mower needs, what hints the ever more beautiful Mrs. Bay Vista is dropping for our upcoming tenth, where in the world some of my soldiers are (National Guard) and how their husband or wife at home is coping, and what in my office needs replacing or improving.
What I am saying in a nutshell is not that I am super human or have the most amazing hand-held organizer, although she does still hold my hand and is amazing.
What I am saying is, take some time to slow down and look at your priorities in life. Spend a day going over what makes you tick and who you tick for. Look at why you are even in the field you are in, be it your spouse or life partner, (Yes I said Life Partner), your children or your cat. And it is allowed just to be you or your relationship wish whatever God you cherish. But do look, take that day and reach deep inside. Breath deep and grow with the knowledge that you are not alone in the daily struggle. The people who depend on you to provide ( I don't mean your Broker and the banks who hold your car and house note) also depend on you to survive.
I don't know about everyone who reads this, but I know that of every 5 people who read this post and do what I ask, one of you will have the most incredible day ever the following day. I am hoping for all five.
Remember the old adage time is money....No it isn't! Hell No! Money comes and Goes, Time only goes.
Just my ramblings. Let me know if you want more.