Nobody Can Break Your Heart
Today I want to tell you about a story that happened to us about a year ago. I remember it was a Sunday and my family and I were going out to eat, and it had already just been such a weird day, but when we were eating at the restaurant Maya started choking. What is weird is that I remember talking to my wife about eating at the restaurant beforehand and I had a strange feeling and said that I did not want to go to that particular restaurant. Anyway, Maya started choking on a piece of candy, because I didn't even know she had it (I know, father of the year award for me). So she starts choking, and I don’t know if you have ever had anything like that happen to your kids, especially when your kids are your world, but like everything stops. Luckily we had an angel for a waitress, because she showed up and just took over to help Maya. You know I was going to take over, but this waitress jumped into action before I could even do anything. Obviously, Maya was okay, but it was a scare, man. Reflecting back on that story with my wife today made me think that I should take some time to share what truly matters.
You know, in this world we can get so caught up in the things that we think matter or the things that we do not have, so much so that we become blind to what truly matters in our lives. Of course that is a definition that only you can define for yourself, but during that time about a year ago I had been dealing with a lot of stress, you know business wise in my life and that moment at the restaurant just forced me to reset. I obviously do not want anything like that to happen ever again, and I definitely do not want anything like that to ever happen to you guys, but what I am trying to say is that sometimes we need to take the time to sit back and reset. We need to focus on what truly matters in our lives and what is truly important.
Now I know that a lot of us get way too focused on what we believe that other people are responsible for doing to us in our lives. I hear a lot of people talking about what to do when someone breaks your heart and what I always try to make a point of saying is that nobody can break your heart more than once. When people break your heart and you let them back in to hurt you again, then that is you giving them permission to break your heart again. If you want to be able to find the time to protect your peace and focus on what really matters then you have got to stop allowing other people to break your heart again and again. Start respecting yourself and your time. Start focusing on the things that really matter.
It all starts with you.