Hahaha, sorry gang! I fully expected to wake up and blog last night, and lo and behold, I didn't! I knew I was tired, so I lay down in bed fully clothed like I've done before, and, well, I just woke up because some boy was just chasing me with a garden hose full of scalding hot water... that's weird! LOL. I awoke, looked at the clock...
"All my peeps in Europe and the East Coast are up or soon to be rising! Hop on and say hi!" I immediately thought.
Luckily, it is Saturday morning, not the highest traffic time of the week, so I think I'm sliding this post in before most of you get here! I have been told by so many of you how you start the day with the blog and that it brings you joy, perspective, motivation, inspiration, etc. It makes me so happy that our story provides that to so many! Like I've said before, we're still pretty new to the blog phenomenon, and I am just so blown away that my family is a part of people's fortified breakfast!
Two days ago, I awoke and realized there was NO COFFEE in the house. Not good. Oh, man, talk about a 3 alarm FIRE! Hahaha. I thought, "Well, that threw my morning off its normal axis..." and I suspect we're all alike in that we become somewhat creatures of habit as we move through life. I thought, "No blog might be kinda like no coffee..." That would be no fun!
So, it's 4:43 am, and I'm STILL in my clothes from yesterday, but at least I slept HARD ( you should see the bed face I have) for 6 hours! P.S... Bed face is when you are so tired you don't so much as move an inch in your sleep, and then you wake up and you have those really attractive Frankenstein lines all over your forehead and cheeks... really hot look.
Quick story: Last night I was supposed to stay up in LA with family, but we had a mixup in scheduling and they are out of town. They called to say I could still stay there by myself, and all I could think of was the look in Ali's eyes the night before when I came home and she was in bed. THAT girl LOVES her daddy (and vice versa), and was simply BEAMING last night. She was prepared for me to not come home till Sunday night after this seminar completed. So, what did I do? I motored it home to see my girls!
The squeek that came out of Ali's body when I opened the door... "DADDY!" She literally was hopping like a Mexican jumping bean!
Folks, when you have two suits, a brief case, and a luggage in your hands and you open your front door and hear and see that?
THAT IS WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT. PERIOD.
As my dad said on his deathbed, "You know what? I don't remember what my bonus was in 1982. But tonight, as I listen to you all laughing at the dinner table and having a good time, I know I raised a good family that loves each other, and that's what counts."
That's what COUNTS.
What counts for you? Is it getting the appropriate share of your time and energy?
God night. (morning? LOL)