The other night I was leaving yoga and I saw this gentlemann slowly walking on the sidewalk with a walker. It was dark out, cold, and there was still some snow and ice on the ground. Something just didn’t seem right and I’m finally learning to listen to my intuition and ACT.
Me: How’s it going?
Me: Is that your car in front of mine?
Me: Where you headed?
Him: My house on Elm.
I asked him if he wanted a ride and he said sure. We get his walker into my back seat and he slowly gets into the passenger seat and I shut the door for him. He looked to be in his mid thirties. We’re driving and I could tell something was wrong as he slowly talked and tried to pronounce his words.
Him: I had a stroke and I’ve been trying to get out and exercise, but didn’t realize how long it took me to get over here. (about a 1/2 mile from his house)
Me: I’m so sorry to hear that you had a stroke.
Him: Yah, this is my second one. (then long pause)… I guess it could be worse.
After I dropped him off, all I could think about was his statement it could be worse. How many times have I done the whole woe is me or created self drama over nothing. Nothing!
I often forget it could be a lot worse.
Roll with the Small stuff and Appreciate and be Grateful for everything you have!
2-16-19: a new journey began
I’m in 1 week of my happily ever afterness of being sober! Well big whoop many may say..1 week…really?? Well it’s huge for a guy like me who’s been drinking alcohol for 40 years. Yep started dabbling with it at age 13. I grew up in a blue collar town where there was more bars then anything else. In high school we lived the whole sex, drugs, and rock n roll scene. Heck when you came into our front door of our home you were greeted with a 8 stool bar and asked what you drinking?
At 53, it’s just time for ME. I’ve toyed with idea of soberness for years now and I have finally gotten to the point where I’m just DONE with alcohol. More to come on this topic – baby steps just making it public.
In honor of this splendid direction of my life, I present to you a happy sober soul named Dwight David Hyde. Yes, I’m proud of me!!!
I hear the news
Goosebumps fly up my arms
Deep breaths come quickly
Chills scatter throughout my body
And then …
Beautiful tears of Love
And at that moment I’m closest to this wonderful spirit that surrounds us all and realize what a beautiful gift love is
To Love – That’s It – Pass Love On!
I was reading and came across the word
Flash to this I created
In more ways than one
Not all wounds are seen
But indeed they are there and deep
I felt sad revisiting this time
I look and wanted to say I’m sorry
You needed helped in such a bad way
Instead you faked smiles
And life is good
Falling and tumbling inside
…Interesting how the doggies could sense it
Don’t suffer in silence❤️
* These were taken during my divorce back in 2015. Fast forward to two days ago when I saw Elton John on his Goodbye yellow brick road tour. He told a story of how it took him so many years to learn 3 words that would change his life —> I Need Help. Once he admitted it and said it to all to hear LOVE came flooding in. How I wish now that I would of had the courage then to voice those words. Learning as I go.