Today I wanted to tell one of my favorite stories:
My best friend was out walking through life and suddenly found himself in a hole. It was deep, dark and no matter what he did he could not find a way out. So he looked up and noticed a doctor walking by. He yelled out, “Doctor, doctor! I have fallen down this hole and can’t get out. Can you help me?” The doctor stopped, examined the hole; wrote a prescription, dropped it down the hole and walked on.
Then my friend saw a priest and yelled out, “Priest, priest, please help me. I have fallen down this hole and I can’t get out. Can you help me?” The priest looked around, said a prayer and moved on.
Then my friend saw me. He yelled, “Hey man, I fell down this hole. I can’t get out, can you please help me.” I looked at the hole and looked at my friend. After a moment, I jumped in right next to him.
Shocked, he sputtered, “Why did you do that? Now we are both stuck in this hole.” I said, “Don’t worry. I have been down here before, and I know the way out. . .”
So why did I write out this story, and what is the point? I have had a long period of my life where I looked at everything from a negative angle. I was too small, too awkward, useless, lost. Now I am not. I have pulled myself from a scared, worried existence to create the life that I want. I am not 100% there yet, but I am much closer than I was even just 5 years ago.
Life is a journey, and I have found a path that works very well for me. And every time that I have shared it with others, it has helped them as well. I hope that I can help many more.