I know, just another bi-polar week here at MS. A bunch of guys felt real progress and others fell back a few steps. It happens right?Want to see a guy who took on a arm load of hurt and choose to really recover? Read postings by Teebone21. I can tell ya it can get better. He proves it. http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showprofile&User=9011
This week I got to keep part of my promise I made to myself to make sure it gets better.
When I was at bottom in pain I flipped coins to decide if I would take a dirt nap or recover. I promised myself if I did have any recovery I do some simple things like be a more caring husband, loving dad, and better more giving member of the community.
This year I inherited a house in my town that I have left vacant. It's a big furnished place with a big yard on a real nice street.
This week there was a fire in an apartment complex in town and while no one was hurt some families lost all but the clothes on their back. A neighbor with Catholic Charities asked me if I'd consider helping out a single Mom with 3 young pre-teen boys. Right now that woman and her kids are living in a shelter.
Tomorrow they will move into that empty house. All they need to do is turn on the phone and cable and enjoy the food and cookies my wife is making them.
We ain't saints. I'm making up for the past like we all are here as best I can. It feels pretty good to keep a promise like this I made to myself.
We got it bad because of our abuse. Some got it worse and never felt an abusive hand. It always gets better when you help someone else out. Give it a shot and smile.
Be well all.