October 14, 2006

October 14, 2006
Life is so great.

Every day is a new opportunity to reach out and make things better than the day before. I just spent a week in Honolulu. My favorite city. My wife and I walked all over Hotel Street and met so may wonderful elderly people of all nationalities and backgrounds. Life is different for the older generation.

We were lost and trying to find our way back to the airport and it was amazing to see five and six older people all trying to tell us what bus to take and where to catch it. It took us two hours to find the right bus stop and we were only a block away at any one point. But everyone was so helpful. You would have to see it to believe it.

Hotel street is a type of old China town but very poor and humble elderly people are there and all trying to make it on their low incomes. It actually took us three and a half hours to get to the airport. I learned that when someone tries to help it is the love that counts. I was in one of those low times of my life where it would not feel good at all to judge someone because of their inability to give directions. I have been so stupid so many times in being upset because of the slightest mistake someone else makes.

I had a heart problem and was medevacked from the Big Island to Oahu. Life seemed so short and I wasn't sure how much time I had left. I'm so young I thought. God why me now. I am still not sure of all what happened but I am sure that I want to live my live to the fullest and not waste a moment. It has been two weeks and yes I still find that my resolutions to be better are far from what it takes to actually change me. And if a scare like that won't change me what will.

The old Beetle song about love is the answer keeps rolling over in my mind. But change doesn't happen overnight. By the way my heart problem is a blessing in the sense it really shook me up and made me think.