Not sure this will make sense when I write it, but 2011 has been the most painful, yet most rewarding year of my life. Strange how it balanced out. In the wake of losing my love, Jodi to cancer, tons of love and support flowed to myself, our children and our families. In turn, we continued to inspire those around us. And that inspiration continues. Just the other day, a friend of mine through business circles in an email reply wrote "I'm going to change your name from RockStar [long story, we are a demanding account] to THE INSPIRATION." And just a moment ago, another friend from the same company posted her New Year Facebook wishes for me and said I was "truly an inspiration." Words like that go a long way and help to keep things into perspective. And this is no boast, I hear that a lot. And I need to. This is me. See, it's bi-directional. Knowing that I have inspired someone inspires me to inspire more. It's a wonderful, powerful circle and incredible feeling. I can't explain it, you have to live it for yourself. It's not about me, it's about you, it's about the people I love, and more importantly it's about three kids that I love and who look up to me everyday. It's my job, it's the example they will learn from. I am proud of that, and the example I have made.
IN 2011 WE INSPIRED OUR WAY THROUGH THE PAIN.
In 2012, me and the children will continue to inspire. I am hoping this blog will continue to grow in the coming year. I also plan to give more than I have ever given. I don't have money, but I have the time. And to some, time is extremely valuable. I am planning on doing some community volunteering and possibly some work with a cancer group, or possibly even becoming an Ambassador for the TGen Foundation here in our area. The sky is the limit. I know I can't do everything I want to accomplish in the coming year, but I WILL ACCOMPLISH. And I wan't to inspire you to do the same. Set some goals, set aside some time, and do some good. You won't regret it. I triple dog dare you.
Here and now, at the end of the year. I am at peace. WITH EVERYTHING. I have reconnected with old friends and made new friends along the way. For 2012 and beyond, I want to be surrounded by the friends and family that I love. Together we are the most powerful force in the universe. And no matter what needs to be done or what seems to come our way, we WILL kick all forms of ass.
As always, Bruce T wishes you all a Happy New Year and may every year be better than the one before.
2012, New Year, new beginnings, new doors, and new experiences.