Saturday, February 13, 2010

Reflecting On Almost Lost Memories- Anita and Her Two Boys

For some odd reason when Erin was driving me home this evening I got to thinking about people I haven't talked to in ages and truly lost touch with even though they were huge influences on me when I was growing up. For some reason I was reflecting on some really early memories of a babysitter I had before I was the age of 5, her name was anita and she had two sons who were in high school named kurt and for the life of me I can't remember the other ones name cuz I never saw him when I got older. Anita and her two boys spoiled me, according to my mother. I don't remember how they spoiled me but for some reason I think some of my He-Man toys come from that family. The only memories I have are watching Alf (OMG I loved Alf when I was little) in Anita's big living room, it probably was normal size but I was little so a lot of rooms were huge, and the two boys heading off somewhere wearing their Oakridge football jerseys either school or to a game, not sure which.
Years later I would get re-acquainted with Kurt as he substitute taught when I was in high school. And years later I would see him from time to time, and though I don't remember much he said to me when I was real little I will always remember that whenever see him now he asks how I am doing as well as how my mom is doing, I always like that of old family friends when they ask that, to me it shows they truly care its one of the disadvantages of living so from home, I don't really have any family friends anymore except relatives who live in the area, I usually don't see them though.

Anyway, I like these reflecting it helps me capture memories that are distant and fading and preserving to reflect on later in life. Ever since character actor Stephen Tobolowsky started his podcast, The Tobolowsky Files, I have really been meaning to write down stories and memories from my life before the memory fades too far into the past, checkout the podcast they are quite enjoyable and inspiring, I hope my reflection blogs can do the same. Until next time, have a great day.

Link to The Tobolowsky Files

Monday, February 1, 2010



So today I was thinking what a lovely day it was at least from my point of view with the snow coming ever so gently I couldn't help but think, “What a lovely day in paradise.” And then my random mind thought back to when I was in North Myrtle Beach, SC in 2008 and my boss at the time, named Cameron, thought NMB was paradise.

When people think of paradise they probably first think of a tropical environment of some kind, but I think it comes down to a state of mind. If I can think that below freezing snowy Minnesota as paradise, paradise is a place wherever you can find happiness. For example, my boss in NMB has a family and successful business in a climate he enjoys. For me I am loving life right now living on my own, seeking God, and enjoying the job I am blessed to have. Its truly paradise, even better if my student debt would just disappear, but I digress.

So I guess what you can take from my short blog today, is what is paradise for you? Have you found it or have any idea what it is. I have found it, and its not perfect but it puts a smile on my face to know how good my life is right now, and too most it isnt glamorous or the “American Dream” but I don't want that, I am not complacent in where I am in life but I am just happy where I am in life and wouldn't be sad if it was taken away from me because I have found joy in it for the time being and God never fails to bless me.

I hope this finds you well and have a great night/morning/afternoon/whenever this finds you.