Do you ever stop and take a minute to think of all the people that have came in and out of your life? Or think of the people that have stuck around? Or the people you choose to keep around? or even the people you driffted a part from so they’re not around anymore? Everyone you know in your lifetime impacts your life in some way or another, even if you choose not to acknowledge the difference they’ve made.
A friend of mine joined the USMC right after high school, so since we graduated we haven’t been able hang out as much. His service term is coming to an end soon and he is over seas in Iraq finishing up his first tour; we happened to be online at the same time so we started chattin it up. In high school we were all about partying, good times, and making (for lack of a better word) not so great decisions. It was kind of sureal to me that in the 4 hour conversation we had I realized that we had both grown up so much and that we have matured into some awesome adults. Even though we still try/do “party all the time” we turned out to be pretty rad people. It was probably one of the coolest, most down to earth conversations I have ever had in my life. I felt like I actually learned something from our conversation that was intended to have no serious meaning at all. it was the undertow of whole thing.
the conversation made me realize that no matter what happens in life you can always find something to make you smile. It also gave me the reassurance that I need to appreciate everything i have in my life.
I appreciate my family, music (of all types), art (of all kinds), and friends (of all times).