Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A change of perspective

I have come to realize something about myself lately. I have become VERY selfish. But it is not the kind of selfish you may be thinking of. I have become selfish in my spiritual life. I have been ignoring the fact that so many of my friends and family are in need of my thoughts and prayers. I have become so focused on my problems (job, love life, money troubles, etc) that I really have slacked of on being a good supportive and true friend. And that is something I know I need to change. I need to focus more on others, and less on myself. I believe that is how we are supposed to live our lives, and I need to lead by example. So from today forward, less me, more everyone else!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Reflections on the eve of America's Birthday

- As I look back today, thinking about the people who have made this country what it is, and continue to shape it today, I have to say that I am proud. Proud because of all of the members of my family and my friend who have served and continue to serve as members of our armed forces. No matter what the lawmakers in Washington may do this country was built on the back of the common man and woman, the American solider. We should be so thankful to lie in a country where we have so many freedom's, and that those freedom's are defended by the best of us each and every day.

- Pen pal and I have been writing again. It is a good thing. Of course they got two letters to me before I answered back. Made me feel very bad, I was a bad pen pal!

- Exercise is increasing, eating is decreasing. No more fat Al.

- No job yet, but thanks for asking.

- That is all for now, everyone have a safe and happy holiday. Love you all.

Friday, July 1, 2011

A poem...maybe a song, who knows, we will see where it leads

I think it's time I disappear, to hide away with my fears
close the curtain, shut the door, you'll not see me anymore/
I try so hard, to the point of pain, causing my tear drops to fall down like rain/
Someday, I'll be back, stronger than before; till then I'll hide my pain in my core
all the time we spent together, all the moments shared

it turns out that in the end, only one of us really cared/

the pain that you left, feels like a rusty nail

it pierces my soul, turns my life into hell/

we laughed and cried, I gave it my all

you took your time, ensuring that I would fall/

when you had me in the palm of your hand

you left me alone, deserted in a dark land/

I guess I will never really know the truth,

Did you really love me, was there proof?/

someday I will recover and see the light,

till then, I will lead a dark life.