Something i think about often, before going to bed, is about how much i am blessed to have a loving and supportive family. When things got rough back in jersey they stood by my side and really gave me an extra hand when i needed it most. Guys, I was pretty lost in a world of chaos and bad friends. My family was the one thing that was steady and true. I now know i can always count on you guys and i really appreciate everything you have done for me from the bottom of my heart.
Another thing i do right before i dose off is try to reflect on the days experiences. Something that really stood out today was how much of a hurry people are to get nowhere. Seriously people were racing past each other, on my commute to work, just to slam on their brakes 100 feet later . So dumb! I felt myself getting frustrated watching this nonsense go down. I then flashed back to my darker days and realized i was in a much better place now. Traffic seemed to get faster and faster but as i remembered my past struggles my attitude changed and i felt a weight lifted. The traffic then seemed to slow a bit as i relaxed and made it to work on time. Guys just take a deep breath when things get tough, i promise it will change your view on things. So, as i am laying here typing away, i feel that same sense of relaxation come over me and i am grateful for all of the blessings i have received and am about to receive.
Remembering the people that most impacted my day are thought of as well. I believe honoring others that contribute to society is a very important ritual and spreads the good vibe around. So i was cruising home after an awesome day at work and we hit a little rush hour traffic, nothing too bad, when all of a sudden this car goes flying down the shoulder and starts scraping the guard rail. I was freaked out because i was in the slow lane and this wild car almost hit me. After this car passed me it hit the guard rail and then who ever was driving hit the brakes so they could slow down. Really all this happened so fast. Once the driver got the car stopped a crazy lady jumped out of the car screaming. I rolled down my window to listen to what the heck was going on. I could hear her saying something about her husband and she was holding her chest like she was injured. I then pulled over behind her and got out to see if i could help. Sure enough she was screaming about her husband and how she thought he was having a heart attack. I was getting nervous at this point because had never dealt with a situation like this before. I looked around and nobody else even cared what was going on so i started waving my arms in the air for help in hopes that some one who knew more than me could help this guy out. After about a minute of waving and dancing around a guy in a carpet cleaning van pulled over and hopped out. Turns out this local business owner used to be in the Navy and was fully trained on how to deal with this kind of situation. Whew! So i helped the carpet guy go to work on this older gentle man who was clearly in trouble. I called 911 and after about 5 minutes the ambulance showed up and took him to the hospital. The EMT’s told me later that the guy who pulled over to help saved the old guys life. I was like Wow! So in closing i would like to honor the gentle man in the carpet cleaning van and say , “you are a hero and thank you for your service.” I looked up that guys company and just wanted to give him a shout out, i never got his name so this is his website: carpetcleanerslv.com I am glad i got that out of the way, now i can go to bed. PEACE!