Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dawning of a New Day

I don't think a day goes by that I don't stop to think about how great life is.
I'm not a wealthy man by any means but they say money can't buy happiness.
Now that doesn't mean that you can't have money. It simply means that no amount of money in the world can buy the happiness that I love to share with everyone I encounter.

I get great enjoyment out of watching nature as well as people. I find the world that we live in fascinating.
The inventions over the last couple hundred years have really changed the face of the earth itself. And we, you and me, get to enjoy this part. Right here, right now. There has never been a time like this in the history of the world.

Those inventions were created by people that dared to think outside the box. They allowed themselves to open their minds and let go of the attachments to what was common to them. My goal as I embark on this next segment of my life is to... Have an open mind to everything and attachment to nothing. I'm just going to see where this takes me. I know whether you believe in the power of prayer or the power of attraction, that once you put it out there what you want, you should stay positive and believe that it will come. Don't worry about how to make it happen. Don't put any attachment to the final results, just ride along, believing the whole time that it will happen.

That's what I am doing. Last night, I gave notice at my retail job that I would be reducing my hours to 2 days a week. Immediately, that will free me up to take part in caring for my father. It will also allow me to put more effort in to promoting and running our hearse leasing business. And by not having to stay up all night at the store, I'll be free to take on a more active roll in the funeral home where I am also employed. I have been reluctant to make this move because it means giving up my steady income for what may or may not come. Let's face it, if no one dies, I don't work.

Understand that the funeral home that I work in, is a small independent, family owned business. Everyone there is there because they love the job. We all really care for each and every family and friend that walks through our door. It's often said and holds very true with us that we are there to celebrate the lives of the people that go before us. We are reminded daily that we are all mortal and we too will pass. It really doesn't matter if there is one person at the funeral or five hundred. Each person is treated with dignity and care.

I am really looking forward to whatever life may through me. And also looking forward to sharing it all with you.


MorningAJ said...

There's only two sure things in life - death and taxes. And I know I'm not grateful to the tax man (even though it means that a little of the wealth gets shared around). I know I am grateful to the sympathetic and caring people who looked after me when we had to see off my parents.

I wish you every success with your new arrangement. And I doubt you need to worry about a potential lack of trade.

Stew said...

Thank you Ann. I wish there wasn't that little bit of doubt in the back of my mind. I never burn bridges, so I know I can always go back. But I really believe that this is going to be a good move for me and my family. One thing I know for sure, is that the retail shackles have been loosened after 28 years!

Jim said...

Stew, I admire your courage! I know how much energy and will-power it takes to make such a move. I am sure with your positive attitude that it will work out for you! How can it not?
Must be exciting too though, eh? And a perfect time to make such a move....almost spring and the start of a revitalizing time of the year. Good luck!

Stew said...

Having the support of my loving husband is a great help for me right now. It is the perfect time to do this. Just this morning I noticed the daffodills poking out of the ground. Bringing with them new hope.
I am refusing to allow myself to have low expectations. As Michelangelo suggested, the greater danger is not that your hopes are too high and you fail to reach them; it's that they're too low and you do.

Stew said...

Jack said.... You will do great Can't believe you are going to actually have SLEEP time.