Wednesday, July 2, 2008
In addition to catching AND riding 5 waves today (maybe 6, I can't remember), I got my first surf injury today....which I'm pretty sure makes me official....bonafide...the real deal. Today was so much fun! Surf was not nearly as good as last time, but I on the other hand, I did WAY better. I mean...I've NOT CAUGHT better waves then I caught today....but I did catch them....and that's what counts right? Can I get an amen people?
It was pretty cool. Almost towards the end i saw this dad taking his son out in the water, teaching him to surf, and I overheard the dad say, "just remember son, even a bad day surfing is better then a good day at work...remember that." No truer words have ever been said.
It's good to take time for yourself. To find something you enjoy doing that's just you....to refresh if you will. Read for 10 minutes on your porch...play golf...build lego's...go surfing. You know what I mean? I'm a pretty young guy....I've got four kids...I was married young....had kids young....I've spent most of my "out of school, out of my parents house" life being "responsible". Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining....I love my life. I love my family. I love how God has directed me through life thus far. But the fact is that over the years, when time or money or energy was low...usually the first thing that got cut was time for me. I want to be clear. I believe it's way better to serve others then yourself. There is nothing more fulfilling then doing stuff for other people....putting their needs first. But as my wonderful wife reminded me yesterday...sometimes your own internal tank gets empty....and when that happens, you need to fill it up. There's lots of ways that you can do that...and each of us need to be filled up in different areas. But an ounce of prevention is often worth a pound of cure....so take little moments for you. If you don't have a hobby that's only related to your enjoyment and nothing else...get one. You'll be glad you did. Take care....