To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to speak to you about many things. Family, marriage, honesty, respect, life itself. Who am I? Just someone who is concerned. Someone, like yourself, who has an opinion. I would just like to share with you, and hopefully stir something inside of you and inspire you. I am speaking only from my experiences. Whatever inspiration or knowledge you receive is happily and humbly offered.
Hunter’s Point, Fillmore, Lakeview – this is where I was raised. I consider it a privilege, because I was able to establish a lot of positive relationships. These relationships helped me to grow and think ‘outside the box’. Were there negative relationships? Of course, but why focus on those. That is not helpful or productive.
I like to be positive. Are there negative things going on in my life? Sure, but again, why focus on those. I could find a lot of reasons to be hateful, bitter, and depressed, but when it’s all said and done, I will be the only loser. No man or woman should have power over my emotions. If I act negatively on my emotions, I only cause dire consequences to myself. I find myself only existing and not thriving. I tell myself this – it is important that I am aware that the choices I make don’t just affect me, but those I love and those close to me.
I have realized that generations can be affected by the choices I make. I sometimes find myself in a bad situation, and realize I have been there too long. It seems like the longer I am there, the harder it is to get out. I have found, though, that it’s never too late. I just accept that it took awhile to get there, it will take awhile to get out. As a family man, it is important that I am able to provide for my family while functioning positively in society. Is this always easy? No, and that is what I want to talk to you about each month.
I am no better than you. Every day I fall short. I won’t judge you, please do not judge me. I will see you next month.
Your Humble Servant