“Today, I am celebrating the 30th anniversary of my motorcycle accident. At fifteen I crashed into a wall with out wearing a helmet. I was left on the street for dead. By luck, a neighborhood friend was in the area and ran home to tell my brother, Esteban, about the accident. A few years later Esteban recalled the incident, “you were laying on the asphalt, your head was cracked open and it was disgusting. I had to scrape every part up and hold your head together until we got you to the hospital. If you were not my brother I can’t imagine that I could do that.” Lucky me, I made it, with fewer brain cells but still functioning. :)”
Well, today I am celebrating my 33rd anniversary and I felt like I should share some thoughts and make a public commitment:
- While celebrating my anniversary I know that each day is a gift and I will do my best to appreciate it to the fullest.
- Before I complain about life, I will think about my friends who left this world too early.
- Now, I realize that solitude is not loneliness; it is my time alone. My time to reflect on my past, understand my present situation, and the time to draft a blueprint for my future.
- Finally, the past 33 years, I have managed to conquer my worst weaknesses; yet I still have one monster to defeat; ‘frustration and anger’. I lose my temper easy but so easy that sometimes I feel that I am on the borderline of insanity. So today, I have decided that this is it! I will adjust my attitude, patience and expectation levels. I announce it in public that the life of rage is done!
"If you really want to change your life, you must first begin by changing your mind!" - Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld