Reading about fatherhood this morning in The Way of the Wild Heart by John Eldredge. I read Wild at Heart about 10 years ago. Well, most of it. I need to go back and reread it. These are both great books for men to read, especially fathers.
July 17, 1992 I was 17 years old. I’ve known I wanted to serve in our military pretty much since I was born but finally deciding I wanted to join the Army when I was 12. I couldn’t wait to get out of school and never really cared about school cause I knew the Army would teach me what I needed to know.
For years my wife and I have continually expanded out knowledge on supplements and the ingredients that make up those supplements. Years ago we sought after the notion to improve our health by “eating clean” and to educate our kids on that knowledge gained by our own personal research.
I welcome struggle. Too many people fear struggle. They wish “life were easier”. People say life is so hard. No, it’s hard work. We should celebrate struggle cause only then do we get stronger. You want to be tough? You wanna be hard? Push thru struggle, see it thru to the other side.
I've spent the past couple of months researching various natural remedies to issues I've had with chronic pain due to arthritis and aging. Through my studies I stumbled upon a a line of supplements whose products are packed full of goodies. One of these all-natural goodies is Tocotrienols.
I have a hard time staying in bed in the morning. My mind races and the thoughts begin to flood my mind. I toss and I turn. I kick the sheets off of me then pull them up to my neck. I start to get angry then I throw the sheets back with a WHOOSH, sit straight u then spin to the right. Once my feet are on the floor I begin to move like the house is on fire. Sometimes my wife says, “Come back to bed. You need to get some rest”! “Nope” I say, “Time to get to work”.
Many people choose work, money, travel, sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling, adventure, etc. to fill them with that peace. The funny thing is, once you have peace on the inside those external acts will become unnecessary. That doesn’t mean you have to stop doing the things you enjoy but they are just unneeded.
To start off let’s back up a few years. Like 25 years or so. Growing up in a home with a loving mother and father is where it began for me. Things were normal with my two sisters and my folks. My “more active negative tendencies” began in high school. I’m not really sure what it was that led me down the path but I just started to enjoy physical confrontations.
So after dinner last night, and playing a bit of the "Circle Game", I told my 17 year old that I let Colton punch me in the face. Mason says, "I'll let him hit me"! And that's what he did. For the next 10 minutes we had a family "Man Session" letting our 6 year …
Maybe it’s the way I’m hardwired, I don’t know. In my walk thru life I see opportunities every day. I’m more of a YES man than a NO man. See, it’s like you’ve heard before, I don’t want to be 80 or 90 years old and look back on my life and say, “I wish I would’ve”. Living conservatively is not in me. I have a hard-coded set of morals and values that I will not compromise. That being said, I’m down for whatever.