Wednesday, April 26, 2006

On Motivation

Big D made a set of motivational images for Crazy Dan to use and it impressed me greatly. It made me think of those people who throughout my life inspired and motivated me to try and be a better person. Here is a very short list. I know that I will omit many but space and time does not permit me to list every individual that have taught me lifes lessons.

My grandmother: Who taught me that the love of your family should be unconditional.

My father: Who, at an early age on a farm and ranch, taught me that pride of a job well done at an honest days work can be it's own reward.

Mrs. Moore, my second grade teacher: Who instilled in me a love of the written word.

Mr. Johnson, my high school science teacher: Who taught me to question the world and to seek out the answers for myself and not just trust blindly in the dogma set by others.

Dr. Jackson, my Freshman political science professor: Who challenged me to always question those whom we set in political power over our lives.

My wife: Who let me know that it is okay to open my heart and let others in. That expressing the things that I feel does not make me weaker but strengthens me.

My children: Who give me a desire to be the kind of a man that they can look up to.

All the people that read my humble words here: Who teach me that sometimes I do have something worth saying. ( One of these days, I might actually do it. )

To these people and all the countless others that have taught me to laugh, to love, to think, to never stop learning, and to never stop attempting to grow into the kind of a man that I can take pride in becoming, I thank you all.

32 comments:

phred said...

Very well said. I`m impressed.

Side note ( job ): Remember, what does not kill you, will only make you stronger!

whoami929 said...

This was a great post and a wonderful way to start the day! Thank you for sharing!

angel, jr. said...

We all have something worth saying.
Your blogs is one of my favorites--I laugh a lot, and laughter is so essential in staying sane.
But I also learn some things as well.
Thanks for all of it.

Vic said...

That was so great Fuzz. I'm glad you let us see that warm and fuzzy side every now and then!

Crazy Dan said...

That was so great Fuzz my nipples are so hard I am lactating... but seriously I am impressed you remembered your teacher since it has been such a long long long time since you went to school, they really must have made an impact. Maybe I shall post about the motivation or trama of my evil brother breaking my bones and will tolive. Just kidding... partly

Ranea said...

Oh how sweet Fuzz! I hope the people around you give thanks for your place in their lives.:D

Curare_Z said...

Living up to your name today...fuzzy. Warm and fuzzy. ;-)

Dr. Cissa Fireheart said...

Aw Fuzzy Wuzzy, you big teddy bear you!!

What a nice heart-warming post!

Are you ill? Have a fever? What the HELL is going on??? LOL

only kidding. Lovely post. Thanks for sharing....

Mimi said...

Very heat warming indeed! It is wonderful that you appreciate these people. I know it would or does mean a lot to all of them!And I am sure you have imapcted their lives just as much they have yours!

Ann Alsex said...

Fuxxy,Very touching! Just not in your usual way! ;)

Mimi said...

OOPS! I meant heart warming! LOL
That is the kind of spelling error that you don't want taken the wrong way! LOL

:P fuzzbox said...

phred: Thanks, and ain't that the truth.

whoami: Thanks, glad you liked it.

angel jr: Thanks I appreciate that.

vic: I will try not to bore you with it though.

cd: Suck it up. Don't be a puss.

ozymandiaz said...

My favorite inspirational saying: Procrastination - Hard work pays off in time but layziness pays off now.

:P fuzzbox said...

ranea: Thank you.

curare: It was pretty sappy huh.

cissa: Every once in a while it's good to get out of the norm. Keeps people guessing.

mimi: I personally liked heat warming better ;)

ann: You are too sweet :)

:P fuzzbox said...

ozy: That's a good one.

Sherri said...

Great post! I don't thank the people who inspire me nearly as much as I should.

Green Eyes said...

It's amazing how some people impact your life...

Thanks for sharing, you know I love seeing what you're going to write next! Questions that run thru my mind before I read: Do I need a barf bag? Should I use the rest room first? Maybe I should wear my sunglasses. What is Fuzz up to today? The list goes on and on....

Catch said...

How very nice Fuzz and I can tell that came from your heart. Its a very good post and Im proud of you!

:P fuzzbox said...

sherri: Thanks, and none of us do.

green eyes: I like to keep ya guessing. Wait til you get a load of tomorrow ;)

catch: Thank you very much. I do try.

The Phoenix said...

Profound post. Sounds like you've had a lot of positive influences.

Mrs. Moore
Mr. Johnson
Dr. Jackson

Where did you go to school? WASP school district?

:P fuzzbox said...

phoenix: Actually Dr. Jackson is an African-American. I did not think that it was important to list their racial background but thanks for asking.

Tai said...

What a lovely, thankful post.

Anelize said...

Awww. Thank you's are cool. Teachers rock. Just think what kind of people we would have turned out to be without them...

guerrilla blogger said...

that was a pretty nice post. if i were to make a list, it would look sadly and pathetically drastically different. you are not only a cool guy, but you are extra cool for recognizing the others in your life...rock on...

:P fuzzbox said...

tai: Thank you.

anelize: Without them, I would probably be naked on the side of the road eating roadkill and chunking rocks at cars.

gb: Thanks, Your list might be different but I highly doubt that it would be sad or pathetic. Rock on!

Keshi said...

awwww what a beautiful post of gratitude Fuzzy...

I wanna take this opp to thank someone too:

I wanna thank one person who always puts a smile on my face...makes me giggle like a little girl every time I hear his funny words...He's so friendly and he's got alot of wisdom to offer me and always makes me think too...he's hot and he has a heart of Gold. His name is Fuzzy.

Keshi.

Jim said...

yeh, yeh, good karma...
but let's have the list of the bad guys!!!

:P fuzzbox said...

keshi: You are making me blush ;)

jim: Sounds like a post for the weekend. 'The Bastard List.'

starbender said...

I agree with everyone else, what a great post! Sory I have 2 play 'catch-up', but I'm having a hard time juggling work, and blogging! Hopefully, I will get better at time management!
:]

:P fuzzbox said...

I understand completely. Don't worry about it at all. Have a great day.

siren said...

That's really sweet, Fuzz. It's great to acknowledge those that have made a positive impact in your life. I'd put you in my list :)

:P fuzzbox said...

And you are definantly on mine.