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Life is Good!

Life is Good!  My wife and I say that – and mean it – several times a day.  It has truly become our family motto.  We have a beautiful home, new vehicles, a good income, a strong marriage, and two beautiful daughters.  No matter what challenges, problems, momentary crises, or simply drama comes our way, at the end of the day, Life is Good!

Life is short.  I recently read that the average life expectancy for a male in the United States is 78.  I am about to be 49.  If I follow the statistics, I have about 29 years left to spend with my family and friends.  That’s not much time to enjoy all of the blessings I have around me.  And that thought alone makes me realize just how much I have to remember, Life is Good!

Life is a journey.  When I look back at everything I have done in my life – everyone I have met, every place I have been – it is with truly fond memories.  Even the most challenging times in life, and the hardest problems and decisions I have made, led me right here to this very place and moment in my life where Life is Good!

So when I feel overwhelmed or down in any way, I just step back and look around.  I look at my beautiful daughters and wife and the countless other positive things in my life, and remember just how I got here.  And then, with my eyes closed and after a deep breath, I realize that from This Dad’s View…

Life is Good!

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Do you ever reflect on how good things really are in your life even when they seem challenging?