Tuesday, September 28, 2010

3 AMish...



The best part about having a blog?
It's mine. I make the rules. I can post whatever I want on it, and do whatever I want with it...

Just woke up, I was asleep, on the couch, sketchbook Brie gave me next to me, Chinese Democracy in the CD player... And I woke up out of nowhere. And it hit me.
9/28/10 is 17 years since my brother died.
Some people will use an day like this to mope and throw themselves a pity party. But not me.
Each year it's a day to celebrate.
Celebrate the life I have and be happy to be surrounded by the ones I love. Surrounded by my girlfriend, my family, her family, my cats, the Elmwood crew, my new Paris crew, all my friends, and so on...
I thank all of you and love you... If your reading this that means in some way I know you. As a friend, professionally, and further. Thank you for letting me be a part of your life, I am glad you are part of mine.

I ask you to do the same today.
I ask you to celebrate life. Give a stranger a hug, or call your mom, do something to remind yourself that it's good to be alive.

It's what Micheal would do.

(The pic is stolen from a friends Facebook page... Thanks!)

4 comments:

Katy Shamitz said...

Has it really been 17 years?! I think of Michael often! He was a good friend. I have a picture of all of us Manchester Circle kids on my fridge... We were little. It makes me smile every day! The kids and I will honor Michael's memory today somehow.Thanks for the inspiration.

Grandma said...

Memories of all of you guys playing on the Circle...Michael leading the pack....remembering how Katy would hitch a ride on the bus with you and Michael when I didn't even know it:)) and always of your Mom going all out with her witch costume and the dry ice!

Grandma said...

Such memories of all of you playing on the Circle...with Michael leading the pack...Katy hitching rides on the school bus with you and Michael....of your Mom and her best witch costume ever...dry ice and all!!!

I'm Jon, just a guy. I try to smell good. said...

You two are awesome! i wish i had some more old pics.. Lost most of them in a flood. Ill have to get up to my old man's with my scanner at somepoint!