Focus On The Important Things

By Mark Astor 10 months agoNo Comments

Good afternoon. I hope everyone had a really great Thanksgiving. If you’re like me, you probably ate way too much and, at some point in the evening, fell into a food coma. I think I’m finally recovered. I’m back in the office.
For those of you who are college football fans, this was a really interesting weekend. When I first came to this country, I didn’t know anything about college football. Then I decided to do my undergrad at University of Michigan. It didn’t take long before I became really passionate about college football. One of the things that I love most about this country is college football. This past weekend, my beloved Wolverines once again managed to lose to Ohio State.
One of the things that this game does is that it brings me together with old friends. I have a great friend that I went to college with. He lives in Tampa and comes here every Thanksgiving. I get to see him for the game, and sometimes for Thanksgiving dinner, too. For that, I’m really grateful. Unfortunately, once again, my Wolverines lost to Ohio State. It really stuck in my craw. I was in a bit of a bad mood yesterday after the game. I didn’t want to interact with anyone. I didn’t want to do any work, which is unusual for me. I’m typically ready to jump back into work after a holiday.
This morning, I kicked myself in the rear end. Sometimes life doesn’t go the way you want it to. As disappointed as I am to have lost the game, I have to get back into the swing of things. People need me. Sure enough, the phone started to ring this morning. Families are in crisis. People need help. I decided to get back into it. I’m here in the office. I’m meeting with a client later on this afternoon that needs me.
Sometimes life kicks you in the pants. We get disappointed about things. Sometimes it is personal and sometimes it’s more of a playful nature, like a college football game. That’s what life is about. It’s about the ups and downs, and focusing on the important things. When you have passion in your life, and you really care about helping people, then those things in life that might put you in a slump all of a sudden don’t seem quite as important. I’m glad everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I hope you didn’t eat too much turkey. I look forward to posting again soon.

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