Wednesday, July 18, 2012

On The Road

I have been on the road almost a year. During that year I have been writing a book on trucking. Who would have ever thought that the economy turning bad would put me in a semi, and then give me the opportunity to write about it.
Sometimes when we get down, on ourselves, or our luck, we need to look at the positives. Am I alive? Am I making a living? Am I seeing things I would have never seen if I wouldn't have taken this job with my son?
Forty six states later, and over 400,000 miles between my son and I, we have seen the goods and the bads of the road, and the people.
At first I had no idea why I would have to do this, and now, I know why.
Sometimes we don't need to know the answers right now. Sometimes we just need to sit back and shift all of those gears of the semi, and the gears of life.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Enough is Enough

Today I took my daughter to lunch. We were chatting while eating and a man and woman came and set at the next table over from us. They were both dressed very nice, so I figured they were at a business meeting. Right after they sat down the woman pulled out her laptop and I figured that for sure they were going to have a lunch meeting now.
As many of you know, I am a people watcher, so after a few minutes I looked back over their way, and I couldn't believe my eyes. They were not having a business meeting at all. The man was eating and the woman was.... playing Farmville.
Yes, Farmville, in the middle of the day, in a nice restaurant.
this made me think about a few things. First, how must have the man that was at the table felt. Second, how desperate must she be to plant her stupid fake crops. Is it that important.
To my friends how play these kind of games, please don't do it in a restaurant, or while having lunch with someone. Don't get so desperate to play a game that you ignore the people you are with.
And, turn you phone off too.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Life gives us ups and downs. Happiness and sadness. Good days and bad days.
I am one to jump to conclusions and think that I know everything about a situation at the time, but find out almost every time if I would just sit back and let things settle down, everything would turn out. Not always good, not always happy, not always eventful, but things will work out.
I was talking with a dear friend today, whom I though I knew so much about. I didn't know they were in a bad marriage, was broke, that he was depressed, that he feels like this is the worse part of his life.
I totally understood what he was talking about because not to long ago, I felt the same way.
Life isn't easy, and everyday we have to strive for the next day to be a better one. It isn't always easy, but it is worth it.