They say you’re the average of your five closest friends. You’re probably about the average weight of your five friends, you probably earn the average, you probably have a job that’s about the average in status. If you want to change something in your life, one of the recommendations is that you hang out with different people – fitter, richer, more senior people.
I used to say that. It’s no longer true. I bought a lawn mower and mowed a lawn for the first time in my life at the ripe old age of 35. Even better, it’s an electric lawnmower and I have a 100ft extension cord. It’s like vacuuming the lawn.
On a side note, I did some re-screening of our window frames today too. Much easier than I thought. Makes a world if difference.
My daughter is 2. My wife is wonderful. Life is good. My daughter has and knows all of her grandparents. I’m blessed more than I deserve. I’m watching The First 48 and seeing some sad situations in life. It makes me very thankful for my life and everything. A wise man once told me that enjoy things while they are going well because it doesn’t last forever. Oddly enough, I heard an interesting quote on The First 48 that left quite an impression on me.
“you go through life, you expect things to be fine, you don’t expect to have an accident, you expect people to be healthy, and then, in the blink of an eye, in a second, something happens, and everything you knew in your life is completely different. you don’t know how to live until you almost die.”