Sunday, August 10, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

SO TODAY I'M 54!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME!

One day I'll have a Tombstone. No, not the Pizza, although that might not be a bad idea. A real one. It will read in part, something like this (the death date is made up--LOL!!!)

AUGUST 10, 1954 - AUGUST 10, 2054

NOTHING REAL SIGNIFICANT. OR IS THERE. I'D LIKE YOU TO LOOK AT WHAT IS IN BETWEEN THE TWO DATES. YEP, THE DASH.

An insignificant character in our alphabet, or language, and yet it represents my entire life. What I did, or did not do on Earth is summed up by a Dash.

Is it a 100 yard dash? Ms. Dash's spices? What does it represent. What have I accomplished, contributed or taken away from this Earth? Hopefully, I have made a few people laugh, and made a few people feel better about themselves, helped a few people heal, and maybe even saved a life or two because of my profession. I've helped 7 mothers deliver 7 babies into this world, at home and in the back of an Ambulance. Only dropped one, but it bounced and I caught it immediately! No harm, no foul. (We kiddingly call him SpongeBob now!

Truth be told, I'm like what the Bible says, (to paraphrase)"A wisp, a Vapor, a Snap of the fingers, an insignificant blip on the cosmic radar.") Or am I? Have I spoken words that can't be recalled once they've left the lips and done irreparable harm to some one's ego, reputation, or life. Or the opposite- healed, helped, built up with those words? I'll answer for all of that one day.
THE RIPPLE OR BUTTERFLY EFFECT OF MY LIFE IN THE COSMOS. I believe and pray that there is a meaning to all of this apparent chaos. I believe that one day all our Dash's will meet and we'll have ONE LONG LINE dance. Ahhh, I crack myself up!

But for now, I have a beautiful wife who loves me, I'm working a job I love and helping my fellow man as much as I can. I try to live and lead by example. I'm in school, to hopefully better myself and give back through teaching one day. I have cyber friends and many many acquaintances, as well as a few COVETED FRIENDS! Recount if you have more than 5, as they are rare indeed!

So all in all, I'm living the dash! Period.

Love to all,

John

PS: Just send cash! :-)