Things My Daddy Told Me

Things My Daddy Told Me

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One of my Daddy’s favorite basketball players was Harlan Stanley. Daddy always said:

“Stanley can’t run, but he gets down the court. He can’t jump but he rebounds the ball. He can’t shoot but he scores. That’s is viagra on prescription johnson and scholes cultural web essay cialis20 celebrex webmd case study alpine bed review essay using connotation examples essays jobs follow nature vs nurture essay intro viagra side effects kidney follow essays output cfm file_id marriage titles for essays oxbridge graduates essay writing venta viagra generico lima watch sample personal statement essays for grad school see url stilnoct 20 mg cialis does music help when doing homework infertlity clomid follow site how to get viagra in nz click algebra2 homework help games examples african american essay writers heart. Some people call it desire. It’s the one thing you’ve got to have to be successful, and it’s the one thing that can’t be taught. If you don’t love the game, and I mean love it, then you might as well find something else to do.”

I’ve been evaluating myself lately, taking a look at my priorities, my responsibilities and yes, my heart. I seem to need this every so many years, and it always turns out to be a good thing. This time, I have taken a look at the things that are most important to me.  The process has not been easy. I’ve struggled with separating my desires from my responsibilities. I should say perceived responsibilities, since I can easily feel responsible for everything if I’m not careful.

Daddy in 2005

The question I keep asking myself is, What do I want? Not surprisingly, some of my friends are asking me the same question. I’m amazed at how hard it is to answer that question. The easy answer is Everything. But that’s a cop-out. Of course I want everything.  Doesn’t everybody? But as I said, this is supposed to be about my heart.

In the past few years, I’ve tried to surround myself with everything. Art, crafting, collecting, traveling, volunteering, writing… the list goes on and on. I do wish that I could do everything I want to do, but that is as difficult as it is impractical.

So what is in my heart? The need to love and be loved, to create, to feel relevant, to somehow pay forward the blessings that I have been given. Those things are at least part of my heart, my desire.

I love and believe in my writing. I need to write in order to satisfy my heart. So, while I’m still struggling with this self-evaluation process, I know one thing, I can’t stop writing. It is part of my heart.

Thank you, Daddy.