Reflections…

July 07, 2007 :: 8:09 PM

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dragonfly :: gkp :: july fourth two thousand seven

There’s so many lessons I’ve had to learn the hard way, that I am becoming amazingly aware of what I have, what it took me to get it and how it compares to others.  I may complain a lot (too much), but I know I have it good.

When people hear my life story to this point, they are almost always sorry for me.  I don’t get it.  I really don’t.  Sure, I was dealt a bad hand, but you have to play it.  There really isn’t much of a choice… besides forfeit and I’m not one to quit.

So anyway… this land we own in Maine is now my number two obsession. (There’s something going on with the Goo Goo Dolls, but I don’t want to discuss it.)  One of the first times we drove out there after we owned it outright, I looked at our neighbors and all the other houses on the other lakes nearby and I wondered if they knew how lucky they were.  Then it hit me.  I was one of those people now. I was lucky.  I worked hard and I would one day have one of those houses…

It put everything into perspective. And I haven’t looked back since.

I took this pic while sitting on the shore of GKP, watching our neighbors play in the water, on the water and near the water.  It was, without a doubt, one of the most fulfilling moments of my life (and the pic didn’t come out half bad either!).


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