I have found that we make life a little too complicated. We create treadmills to walk on, and then as we walk and run on and on and on, somewhere along the way, we forget why we even started walking. My pourpose in writing this book was to share a better way of life with my readers. My goal is for people to consider living a life that focuses on three basic areas of existence that bring about a meaningful and significant life, and to do so in a balanced fashion that does not get too overloaded in any one area, so as to starve the others, but strives for and maintains a balance. Let's face it, even too much of a good thing is still too much. My three priorities in life are God, Family and my Work; and most everything that I do can fit into one or more of those categories in one way or another. It is these areas that I choose to strive to be productive in, and that I try to spread myself evenly into.
In writing about how I feel a balanced life can be a meaningful and significant life, I do not write from a theoretical point of view, but from an experienced point of view. I write from the experiences of my life. I have been happily married for nearly 29 years, I have two wonderful children, 25 and 27 (that come complete with a great accompaniment of son and daughter in laws and three wonderful grand children), I have been blessed with a great relationship with God and feel His presence daily in my life and have since I accepted Him as Lord and Savior of my life nearly 25 years ago, I have a great job and am surrounded by people that have become a significant part of my life. I have even embraced some very significant hobbies with purpose in my life, and quite frankly, I just enjoy the life that I have been blessed with and in my own way, I live it to the fullest and wish the same joy for everyone.
I feel in many ways, I am just the guy next door. I live in a small suburb of a averaged sized city in Southern Indiana. And though our sleepy little community offers up little drama to have to deal with, I have travelled quite a bit in this country and know well enough the difference between simple and simply frightening. I have chosen to build a special life, and I have worked hard to keep it that way. And, as much as I love the blessings that I have received in life, I also love to share the path with anyone who would listen with a hope that they would see fit to walk down the same path and find joy in doing so. I guess I want everyone to be as happy as I am.
What it all boils down to for me is trying to find the best way to face all things in life, and one of those things is where we will spend our eternity. They say you can't take it with you when you go, but "they" do not understand that you can take something with you in the long run, and that is the people whose lives you touch along the way who in turn choose to live a life with God here on this earth. And in the end, that is all that will truly matter.