I had a conversation with a friend at work today that really encouraged me and he probably didn’t even know it. He asked how I was doing and I answered with my usual “I’m here.”
But then I realized that I am more than just here, I am having a great week and I learn more about myself and how fortunate I am almost every day. I have a wonderful wife, two beautiful boys and a dog(who thinks he is a cat as you can tell by the picture).
He encouraged me by just acknowledging the fact that my family goes through alot more than other families(or do we?) on a daily basis and validated for me that it is OK for me to have bad days. I think I try to put on this front that everything is “just peachy” all the time when it really sucks sometimes, and I realized today that it is OK when I am having a bad day to have a bad day.
Normal to me is alot different than normal is to virtually everyone I know, but it’s still normal to me and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
By the way, I am disappointed in all my friends and family out there who can see the bald spot on the back of my head and have never mentioned it to me. When I started to become bald I will never know, oh well……..