What is Support? It means many things to many people.
To Support is to give assistance or help to someone enable to function or act.
Wow, when I think of support I think of my parents and how they gave me support. When we are young we don't think about it, we take it for granted what we have. I remember when it hit me. I had just finished high school, I was an average student. I disliked (I try not to use the word hate anymore. My brother-in-law pointed out to my nephew one day. That hate is a very strong word and should be used as such) school. Let me rephrase that I didn't like studying. I thought It was pointless as I was having to much fun.
Well my parents, like most want their children to go to college. I was living at home and working. I used to manage a concession stand in high school on the weekends. The owners liked me and wanted to promote me to a full time manager once I graduated. My father, of course didn't like the idea and wanted me to go to college. I explained to my parents that I wanted to take a break for 1 semester. I would then go to college to pursue a degree. My dad said "no" you will attend college after graduating.
So being hard headed and of course THINKING I knew what was best for me. I said to myself, fine I will go to college but I won't go to my classes. Needless to say I flunked out and was kicked out after the second semester. I said to my parents, didn't I tell you I needed a break! My father was furious, wasting money on me flunking out. He said that's fine, here are you choices since you don't want to go to school.
You move out on your own or you can stay but you have to pay for rent and food.
I said okay I am working so I can pay for rent and food. After a month of that I realize I don't make enough money for rent and food. So I go out and find a second job. Now I am working 80 + hours a week. No time for my friends, not much sleep and no time for to play baseball.
Another month goes by and I reach out to my dad. I said dad, I been thinking about it and I think I want to go back to college. He looks at me and says, "son that is a wise decision, if you do that I will support you". From that day forward I realized how important "support" is and how lucky I was to get that support!
We've come to day 10 of reaching out and leaving a positive message to people
Here is my list today
EricaP - Erica wish you all the best here in WA
MSaleh - Muhammed best of luck in WA
Stevex53 - Steve wish you all the best
JoeyP - Joey best of luck and we need to talk I do some import/export
steveo5770 - Steve what kind of music you play?
Digger12 - Digger love the profile picture, reminds me of home
Mjpd - Maureen thanks for the "so frustrated" blog, I will definitely learn from it!
GarySkoglind - Gary would love to visit some of the places you've lived
Gdood - Gordon, I love to golf too, I am just horrible at it lol.
ChrisGruno - Captain Chris how's my fellow ocean lover? I miss the beach and ocean air
kilan - Mary how is the team building going?
Suetay - Sue thanks for all the kind comments!
DIVICAN - I just finished my cup of Kenyan coffee thinking of you my friend!
MozoTyce - Mozo hope all is well