Friendship is truly one of God’s greatest gifts…
Recently I got the opportunity to visit a buddy in Rhode Island and a couple of buddies on Cape Cod. While my liver is still in the recovery room, my heart is full.
My wife and I constantly talk about living a good story, something that Donald Miller specializes in and explains well-so read “A million miles in a thousand years” and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
I was first introduced to Donald Miller’s work years ago by my girlfriend, who turned out to later become my wife. It was at a time when I really needed to hear what was being said. It stuck with me then and like most things, faded away after a few years and was lost in the sea that is my mind.
About a year ago I had hit a real rough patch personally. No need to get into here, but I needed help. Direction. Faith. Hope. I needed to understand how to be loved again and I needed to slow down and focus on what mattered the most. Simply put, I needed to live a better story.
Jill (wife) told me about a book that really hit her hard. It was a million miles…I read it. And while at the time of reading it, it was extremely hard to let myself take note, to let myself give in and receive help. But I allowed myself to see things in a simpler way, to get back to basics. It sparked something inside me to live a better story, to show more, to give more to take in more.
Fast forward to last weekend. Rhode Island. Cape Cod. Seeing those guys again and allowing myself to focus on friendships and the story that I want to live, and that I want to live with others-it was really a refresh to my soul. My personal life couldn’t get any better, and my heart couldn’t be more full, and it was nice to share happiness with others and hear their struggles.
So thanks , @nakednantucker and @preppynewenglander, @kjp (all Instagram names) knowing you all makes my story that much better.
A dear friend of mine once told me “memories are life strung together”…and they are, so make good ones. Really really really good ones.
Peace and Love,