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Location: Newland, North Carolina, United States

I'm a fifty two year old happily married man who doesn't really like many people which is why I live on the top of a mountain.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

An Observation About My Life

You know….it’s really strange how many really WEIRD things have happened in my life. Some of them just sort of happened and quite frankly, some of them were strictly self inflicted and brought about by nothing more than my own stupidity coupled with the belief that I was the single most important person in the world.

I never consciously thought that I was the most important person in the world but I sure acted as though I was.

I don’t feel that way anymore.

The truth is that nowadays, I’m acutely aware that while I’m a pretty decent person….I’m not all that special after all.

Have you ever really stopped and ask yourself this question?

“What have I done in my life that is worth GOD having allowed me to live?”

That question occurred to me a while back and has haunted me ever since.

The truth is almost overwhelming.

I have done almost NOTHING.

In the grand scheme of things, I really haven’t done many really GOOD things. I’ve done a bunch of “fun” things, some strange things, a ton of hedonistic things, a boatload of interesting things, and a smattering of illegal things but….

What have I, hell…what have ANY of us done to earn the right to live in this incredible world GOD has allowed us to inhabit?

For those of you poor, misguided creatures who don’t believe in GOD….I’ll rephrase that.

What have we done to earn the right to live in this incredible world that just happened to be here due to a cosmic collision of space dust?

The point is this…..

Don’t we owe something to somebody for the right to be here?

Don’t get me wrong….I've done a few minor things…….

I once led the state of North Carolina in punting with a 44.3 yard average.

I kicked sixteen straight field goals in high school, one of them from 54 yards out.

I’ve played music in front of many thousands of people.

I’ve written a few songs people still remember.

I have made a few people laugh.

I’ve made more than a few people cry and I’ve made a few people hate me.

Been married unsuccessfully twice.

Been married successfully once.

I guess my point is that I can’t point to one single thing that I’ve done that make God look at me and say….

“Well done my good and faithful servant.”

I’m gonna do something about that and…I’m gonna do it SOON!

Yep….you could say that I’m on a mission from God! LOL.

Seriously though, I’m going to find some way to do something that I can be proud of.

It’s not gonna be anything stupid like flying a kite for peace or huggin’ a freakin’ tree or fighting non existent man made global warming or rescuing a beached whale either…it’s gonna be something really cool and, hopefully, meaningful.

I’ve thought about finding a family who needs some money (not that I have much to give) or some old person who needs help. Michelle thinks I ought to go to a nursing home and play music for old people but I don’t think old folks want to hear some old fat dude play Skynard or Travis Tritt!

Hmmm….I’m gonna have to think long and hard about this.

I’ve been blessed beyond all belief for someone who’s done nothing to deserve it.


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