I’ve been among the working force for sixteen years now and have never been told “I wanna do what you do”. I’ve been playing sports for twenty five years and never been asked for my knowledge on any sport. I’m now 31 years old and have never been an expert at anything (sometimes I think I am). So why would anyone want to be like me or do what I do? I can’t figure it out, but every time he asks, I just say, be what you want to, believe in what you do, your only seven years old you have time to think about it……….
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There was a long time that I thought I had to do this or that to make everyone else happy to make it seem like I had accomplished something in my life. The day I finally said no, I don’t want to do this and be here was the day I thought I had let EVERYONE down. My parents, my soon to be in-laws, my grandma, my siblings, everyone, but when I graduated college in a field I was proud of, I knew that I could do whatever I wanted as long as it made ME happy. Push your kids to do their best, but don’t push them into something they’re aren’t happy about or something that is more your dream than theirs. They truly can be whatever they want to be and parents’ support makes those dreams come true.
Very well said Sue. I so agree. Stand behind your kids no matter what they choose.
If our son grows up to be half the man you are i would be proud! So the next time he says he wants to be like you you should feel proud too.
Gosh – being a person of good moral character is way more important than being a star and have people worship you.
I read years ago this amazing quote in a newspaper:
“I do drugs, I beat my wife, I act out in public, I drive wrecklessly, I don’t take care of my children or family, and I am a sports star – I am a hero and everyone knows my name.”
the second put it into perspective:
“I am a regular guy. I have a wife and a couple of kids. I work hard to support them. I save people’s lives each and every single day by risking my own. I am a fireman. I don’t see myself as a hero, and no one knows my name.”
Now…..rethink your post.
Well, Jason, As me reading all of your blogs, I will have to admit that would not see you adding these blogs, I think its great. I do agree on the on calling just to say, I love you, or buy that single rose on your way home from work, You are a great man, and I am glad to get to know you, I just wish we all would hang out more, above and beyond softball, Hey rub off on Jared would ya please, about the whole rose and I love you thing.