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I Am Alive March 16, 2011

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Well, this is my first real blog post. I suppose I should begin with my own personal story.

I had originally written this article as an almost life story. I wrote about the emotional and traumatic experiences of my childhood. I had wanted to give an intimate look into the events that shaped me, but reading back, I started to feel uneasy. Not so much about the airing of the laundry, but how it would affect the people involved. Someday I would like to give detailed accounts of my life but I would like the blessings of the people involved before I share those events.

So, for the time being I’ll give you the point form version.

Actually… screw it. I’m happy. Right here and right now. The past is the past and there is no sense in dwelling. Awful things happened, yes.  De past can hurt. But de way I see it, you can eitha run from it. Or… Learn from it! (First person to name the movie gets a $10 gift card for Starbucks and a box ‘o love!)

I do believe that it’s important to heed the past, but dwelling on it helps no-one. Harboring all the pain and guilt and frustration helps no-one! Does it make you feel good? I doubt it. Does dwelling on revenge and hate make the world a better place? Does reliving those memories increase your own quality of life? Your an idiot if you think so.

What is RIGHT? Right now is what is right. Not yesterday and not tomorrow. This one magnificent moment. This second in time that will never exist again in all the ages of the cosmos. (Unless of course we find a way to travel through time, then my point is moot.) This is quite honestly the most important thing that I did to overcome my depression. I live in the moment. Some people call me impulsive. I call it living life. When I get the urge to go for a walk, I do it. Even if I’m in the middle of washing dishes. When I have the urge to go on an adventure in search of coffee at 10pm on a Tuesday night when I know I have to work at 6 in the morning, I find that coffee. I sing The Beatles “Here Comes The Sun” in lineups. I break out in spontaneous song and dance in the crosswalk. I am alive.

I am alive and I live in this moment.

Peace and love and happiness and unicorns and rainbows to you all.

Aaron

Wowzers… That post took a bit of  a turn. At least it keeps things interesting!

 

Who am I and why are you here? March 8, 2011

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Welcome. The purpose of this website is simply to spread a little love in the world. More specifically, it’s a place for those who are in need of some love in their lives. For people going through a run of bad luck. For people who are just having a rough day. For people going through depression and addictions who, perhaps…. have had not such splendid lives.

So who am I and why am I doing this? Well, I’m just a humble plumber from Canada. My life, like many of yours, has had it’s ups and downs. As a child, teenager and young adult, I endured so many painful events in my life that I felt were beyond my control. Crippling depression was a way of life for me. Eventually this manifested itself into physical self abuse, thoughts of suicide and alcoholism. And then something changed. I made what I thought was a fairly insignificant decision. It was vague and far too open ended. But looking back now, I can see it was a catalyst for everything.

And now, though I’m far from perfect, I can honestly say that I’m happy. Of course I still have my down days, but I also have moments of complete joy that bring tears to my eyes. I have more than enough love in me to share than I could ever have thought. I want spread some joy while I’m in the world.

I’ve never been particularly eloquent. I’m not a great speaker and am in fact a man of few words. I’m not the alpha male type though I do believe that I’m quietly confident and charismatic. I am, however, a wonderful listener and I have a heart for people, particularly those going through difficult times. I’m quick with a hug and a smile. I really hope that my personality comes across as I share my own story in blog posts as well as share the music, movies, books, quotes and everything else that I’ve discovered to help me in my journey. Most importantly though, I hope this site helps to bring a smile to your day.

And that’s all I really want right now. What I intend for this site right now is still very much a work in progress. It may end up becoming something completely different than what I had originally set out to do and that’s alright. There’s no point in fighting the current so lets just see where things take us.

Much Love.

Aaron

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” His Holiness The Dalai Lama