In a world that’s often money driven, it’s nice to see people step out of the norm. Mr. Owens the actor from the Cosby Show seemed to be happy and he was managing to live his life on his own terms. I remember when I was an investigator standing in the lines at Walmart’s. I would often wonder if the cashier was happy and then I would feel the jealousy creep in. Most of the time I was too stressed to know happy. I knew tired, sad, fear, and angry. Today my bank account is almost 60k less, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I go back to the little girl on her deathbed. She didn’t see how her parents were hovering around her little body or how they were sleeping on the floor. She didn’t see the wish for one more moment in their face, but I did.
Thinking about that little girl and my own children has made me appreciate them so much more. The thoughts no longer bring up sobbing on my pillow when I’m alone. They only make me love on my kids a little harder, be little more thankful and understand the true meaning of life. Life isn’t about money, and I applaud those who can understand that before it’s too late.
So, to all the Mr. Owens of the world, this one is for you. Live your life by your own code, and never let your path become blurry by someone else’s vision. Grow at your on pace and enjoy the life you have been blessed with.