Probably because it is the Holiday Season, it is a time to think about what we have and appreciating it. What I am most grateful for is my wife, Andrea, and her endless love and support. There are many times I wonder why she stayed with me all these years (we just celebrated our 11-year wedding anniversary). Despite my shortcomings, she has stayed loyal to me and my endeavors. I love her more and more every day and with this comes my greatest gratitude.
I am also grateful for our daughter, Bianca. It is a true blessing watching her grow and develop into a her own person. It is my hope to instill good values and teach her how to appreciate the good things in life.
Let’s face it, the world is a mess with terrorism, murder, rape, destruction of the environment, and a bunch of other travesties which affect humanity. No, not all of these problems can be easily resolved. Yet, the effort should be made to improve things. The changes we want to be made have to start within ourselves because if we can not change ourselves, how can we expect to instill change in other areas.
The greatest way that one can start to change is to appreciate what they have. I, myself, have experienced much disappointment and disappointments in my life. Experiences that would have cost many others to just give up. Yet, I could not give up since I have my family relying on me. It is not easy but you need to put one foot in front of the other and carry on.
I am also grateful for having the opportunity to try and make things right. The chance to improve the lives of my loved ones and to make an impact with the world in general.
Thank you and Merry Christmas!