Monday, February 06, 2012

A Reflection. A Thank You.

**2/12 Update: This post is not meant to depress you or even make you think I'm feeling depressed. Simply put, life is a roller coaster. There are ups and downs and that's ok. Don't be afraid to let people know you need help now and then. We are all in this world together and need to work as a team. **

I have moments... moments I'm not myself. I act unbreakable. I act confident. I act courageous. I act outgoing. But I am none of those things. I get weak, sad, lonely. I don't want to burden others with those things. That's not fair. 

But there's some of you out there that disregard my warnings. You refuse to stay away. You want to be there for me. I get emotional thinking about how someone would want to help me. I will become strong enough someday even though I am weak now. "This too shall pass."

I don't want to be weak. I don't like it. I can't stand it. I want to be strong, I want to be tough. I have to be. People rely on me. I'm supposed to be a man. I'm supposed to be striving for virtue, honor, and excellence in all areas of my life. I need to fulfill my potential as a man. To be the absolute best brother, friend, husband, father and citizen I can be. I may get down now and then but I will not fail.

The important thing is that I surround myself with quality individuals. People of integrity. Everyone needs a support team. I like to think I can go on alone but the truth is, I can't.

You all know who you are. Thank you for being there for me. 


Kelly said...

I can relate to what you're saying, I really can. You're a great man, Mike. Greater than you realize. I know when I'm around you I'm going to learn and to absorb great things because you share, you help support others and you are a giver. Your level of honesty and integrity is something that all men should strive for. Thank YOU for being you and for being there for all of us.

Rustypee said...

Mike, you are a great young man and have many amazing qualities that go a long way in this day and age. When things seem over powering, your faith and determination are what get you through. Character, integrity and moral strength cannot be compromised, as you know. It's OK to lean on others as they have leaned on you. Stay prayerful and the answers will come.
Uncle Russell