Buenos Ding Dong Diddily Dias!
Its Cinco De Mayo (or, it will be tomorrow anyways)! I love Cinco De Mayo, cause it means everyone is getting drunk on tequila and corona for my birthday! So while you’re gorging yourself on tacos, nachos and watching some lucha libre, I’m turning one year older.
Well, one day older anyways. But it’s a good excuse to do something I haven’t done in too long, write!
As the years go on, I can’t help but feel amazingly blessed in life. At such a young age, I already have found a wonderful wife, and am raising a pair of great boys with her. I’ve managed to hold a good paying job at a stable company for almost 10 years now, without even having a degree. I not only own my own house, but I absolutely LOVE the house that I own. I get to make the art I want. I get to go to lots of cool festivals. I have the greatest friends a person could ask for.
And, sometimes I don’t feel like I really deserve it all. I don’t feel like I have done anything to achieve this. I don’t put forth tons of effort towards achieving goals. I basically “pulled a homer” and wound up lucky as hell (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pull_a_Homer). I guess maintaining status quo is good enough for me to succeed.
But, I can’t also help but wonder if my gratitude towards what I have makes me feel so lucky. I don’t have far reaching desires to be the head of a company, flying around the world in a jet-set lifestyle. I just want to come home at the end of the day, kiss my wife, hug my kids, and know that I don’t have any serious problems to worry about. So, my simple desires have led to an achievement of all my life goals.
So here’s to many more years of great living! My life has been wonderful, and I’m glad to share it with all of you, because without people like my wife, kids, family and friends, my life wouldn’t be very enjoyable at all!
Now go do tequila shots until you black out!
These daft hands are pretty cool too!