"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities - brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." ---John W. Gardner

Appreciate the events. Find the blessing. Peace, Love and all things Beef related, Beefcake"/>

Growing up, I could be an absolute dick and I treated a lot of people poorly.

That’s bad.

I could also be pretty generous and friendly at times.

That’s good.

I got drunk and got arrested, occasionally.

That’s bad.

I have a strong work ethic and I try to get things done.

That’s good.

I pretty much crapped out of my initial run at college.

That’s bad.

I won a boatload of money.

That’s good.

Got hooked on drugs, got depressed, became suicidal.

That’s bad.

Sobered up, found happiness, and am now attempting to lead a life of purpose.

That’s good.

That’s my problem. I try to categorize things as “good” or “bad” when I don’t think I really know the difference. When I take inventory and take a good, honest look at myself, I see that it is all a series of blessings.It has been all good. The highs and the lows have all been incredible blessings, all of which were very necessary and vital in my journey.

I think I would be much better off if I would give the events that occur in my life a “cooling off period” before I go boxing them up and placing them in a category. I should do a better job of seeing all the things that transpire in my life as blessings, blessings which are being processed and preparing to be delivered. The problem is that the universe doesn’t offer next day shipping. God doesn’t have the Amazon Prime membership. I am making plans on an overnight delivery and the world is still allowing 4-6 weeks for delivery.

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities – brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.”
—John W. Gardner

Appreciate the events.

Find the blessing.

Peace, Love and all things Beef related,

Beefcake