Tuesday, March 30

How to say Goodbye…

For all my readers, I’d like to ask a favor. Before I start my thoughts today, I’d like you each to take a moment and offer up a heartfelt prayer to whomever you believe in for a very good friend of mine. Her husband recently passed away. Please also offer up prayers for their kids as well. Go now, take a few moments. Thanks.

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Thank you all. I appreciate your help in caring for a good friend’s spirit.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.

As most of my long time readers will know, in 2008, my sons’ mother died. As anyone who has lost a relative or someone that they cared about can tell you, it’s not easy. Hell, that’s kind of putting it a bit mildly actually. In fact, it’s damn near the hardest thing you’ll ever have to deal with in life.

It’s also one of the few things that is really guaranteed from life. Everything dies. Now, that’s simply a cold hard truth and one that a lot of people don’t ever like to think about, especially when it concerns a loved one. But there it is and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.

So, how do you say goodbye?

There’s been tons of articles written about this and a boatload of advice. However, having gone through this myself recently, I think I can accurately say, most of all that is complete crap. You find those great clich├ęs of:

          •    It’s good that they aren’t hurting anymore
          •    They wouldn’t want you to be sad or mourn their passing
          •    Time will heal
          •    They are in a better place now
          •    Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah

I’m sorry, but WTF??!! I know that everyone that says those things is really reaching just to try to provide comfort. They are trying to help. And in a time like this, no one ever thinks that silence, sitting and giving of your presence and just BEING there is enough. No one seems to remember that there is a mountain of jumbled emotions ranging from peace to anger and covering every other part of the spectrum going on inside.

See…for those of us that have lost someone, there IS a part of our minds that KNOWS all those little platitudes. It’s a VERY small part of your mind and usually your heart and spirit tend to drown out its voice. Most of us will smile and thank the person speaking, then go back inside and scream and yell and rage.

Saying goodbye isn’t ever an easy or nice thing. It just isn’t. We all want the time to never end and our human minds tend to push off the fact that someday goodbye will be forever. That fact, of course, underscores how important today is for each of us. Sadly, that’s a fact that most of us don’t realize until after something happens.

Cherish them, remember them, love them for the rest of your time and “Goodbye” will become “Hello again” soon enough. – me :-)

I tend to joke with my friends and children about my own ending. I always tell them that IF I have anything to leave to them, it will be dependent on them throwing a party to celebrate my life, not a funeral to mourn my passing. I don’t think they believe that I’m 100% serious. Just me, but it better be a fully stocked open bar or two as well. You all are witnesses now, I expect you to make sure it happens. :-)

Goodbyes are hard. I cry every time my sons leave to go home. I think that my faith helps the transition as I don’t believe that this is all there is to my life and spirit. But it’s still hard. For me, I try to make certain that I tell those I love and care about that I do. I see it as a matter of leaving no doubt. That no matter what might happen to me; they know and understand for certain how I feel about them and how special they are to me. In some ways, that makes my goodbyes a little easier.

Ideally, we should never have to say goodbye. And I would encourage that, in your heart, you never do.



Sometimes people come into your life and you know
right away that they were meant to be there, to serve
some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help
you figure out who you are or who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be - a roommate, a
neighbor, a professor, a friend, a lover, or even a
complete stranger - but when you lock eyes with them,
you know at that very moment they will affect your
life in some profound way.

Sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible,
painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you
find that without overcoming those obstacles you would
have never realized your potential, strength,
willpower, or heart.

Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness,
and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of
your soul. Without these small tests, whatever they
may be, life would be like a smoothly paved straight
flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and
comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life, and the
success and downfalls you experience, help to create
who you are and who you become. Even the bad
experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are
sometimes the most important ones.

If someone loves you, give love back to them in
whatever way you can, not only because they love you,
but because in a way, they are teaching you to love
and how to open your heart and eyes to things.

If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your
heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn
about trust and the importance of being cautious to
whom you open your heart.

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take
from those moments everything that you possibly can
for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk
to people that you have never talked to before, and
listen to what they have to say.

Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your
sights high. Hold your head up because you have every
right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and
believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in
yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in
you.

You can make anything you wish of your life. Create
your own life and then go out and live it with
absolutely no regrets.

And if you love someone tell them, for you never know
what tomorrow may have in store.

Learn a lesson in life each day that you live! Today
is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday. Was
it worth it?

Thursday, March 18

I Will Not Go…

I’m sure that we are all at least passingly familiar with this quote:

“Do not go gentle into that good night.”

We all have some feeling that this small quote evokes in us. It’s part of a larger poem written by Dylan Thomas in 1945. He seems to have written it almost as a memorial to his father, who was seriously ill at the time. This poem challenges us to step back and take a look at how we are living and what we’re doing with our time here.

Are you going quietly into that good night?

That’s going to be my question to you for today. How are YOU living? Are you making the most of your precious time here or are you waiting or squandering or simply existing?

I’ve often talked about the preciousness of life and how it is up to you to take the reins and live your own life. It’s a big thing for me. I spent a good amount of my own life not living for myself. Oh, I lived a life and I did have a good amount of accomplishments that I am indeed proud of. However, I was trying to live for other people’s expectations and how other people thought I should live.

You know what? I was completely miserable living that way. It seemed that I was a constant failure. Which really shouldn’t come as any surprise to anyone. This is YOUR life and only YOU can live it. No one else can tell you how to live your life. It’s yours to do with what YOU choose.

Sure, you can give away your ability to make that choice for your life. I see that happening all the time. But honestly, that’s just chicken shit. Allowing someone else to make decisions for your life is weak and a poor attempt to avoid responsibility for your life. At the end of the day, YOU are the one that gets to live with your life.

I’m not saying that it’s going to be an easy road. Life never is. What I’m saying is that regardless of how you choose to live, remember that you are responsible for those choices. You can’t pass that off to anyone else.

I was in the car the other day and I heard a song that I hadn’t listened to in a long while. It’s called “Songs of Life” by Brett Michaels. The chorus goes like this:

Love and pain and sacrifice
Flesh and blood, all the songs of life.
You said I will not go quietly in the night
You got to stand and fight

Read that again and tell me why you aren’t fighting for what you want right now. This is YOUR LIFE!! You only get to do it once. It’s not easy, nor should it be. This World isn’t on your side. It doesn’t want you to stand up and shine for everyone else around you. The world wants you to simply get by and stay in line. Is that the kind of life you want? Take a look deep into your heart and tell me that you just want to shuffle in line all through your life.

So, what are you going to do about it? How are you going to live life out loud?

Start small if you’re not used to this. Figure out what you want from YOUR life and start with the small things. Build up your courage and confidence that you CAN live your life for yourself.

Try this…Figure out who in your life is supportive and who is trying to live your life for you. Then STOP LISTENING TO THOSE PEOPLE LIVING YOUR LIFE! Don’t be mean about it, just tell them, “This is my life, not yours, and I’m going to live it the way I want.” You just might be surprised at what happens and how much happier you feel about your life.

Don’t worry; it might be a bit scary at first. Change always is, as is doing things for yourself all on your own. You can do it! I believe in you. No matter who you are, you have everything it takes to succeed right inside you already.

I know that I’ve used this quote here before, but it fits, so you get it again to close the thought today. :-)

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
– Marianne Williamson

Friday, March 5

Stand up and dance…

So, I was online a couple nights ago and I ended up on Youtube. OK…ok…I know, I need a life. Sue me.

I was loading up one of my favorite clips from the group “Playing for Change” and a thought popped into my head. After a quick search, I found what I was looking for…Mr. Matt Harding. Or, as some people might know him…That guy that dances really badly on the Internet. If you haven’t heard about him take a second a watch this little clip.


Now, having watched that, answer me this question…

What makes Matt so special that people from all around the world wanted to come out and dance badly with him?

If you think you’ve got a great, deep, philosophical, meaningful answer…hold that thought. :-)

See, I don’t think that there’s anything at all that special about Matt Harding. Sorry Matt. :-) He’s really just like any of us. If you doubt me, check out how he describes himself on his site…

“Matt is a 32-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play videogames.”

See what I mean? Now, don’t get me wrong. There is something about Matt and he sums it up in the next sentence…

“Matt achieved this goal pretty early and enjoyed it for a while, but eventually realized there might be other stuff he was missing out on.”

See, Matt realized that there REALLY is a great big old World out there and that life is what happens outside, not what goes on in your office, building, or cube at work. Even more than that, he DID something about it. He chose to dance.

I believe that music and dance and other forms of art are things that unite everyone, no matter where they live, what race or religion they are, or how they live right now. We all can be moved by music, to action or to tears. We all can feel that joy and happiness in dancing wherever you are, no matter how bad you might dance. Those are things that speak directly to the human spirit. Things that join us together and help us to push aside the things that divide us.

I read and see SO many things every day that attempt to emphasize our differences and try to pull us apart, drawing those lines in the sand. We’ve all seen it and sadly, I think most people tend to believe those things. Or rather, they tend to focus on those things that make us different. I would submit to you that, yes, everyone is different and honestly, that is a wonderful thing. But today, in our World today, it’s the things that unite us and give us a commonality that are important.

We’ve lost sight of the fact that we are all HUMAN. We are all residents of planet Earth. We are all in this together.

Today, I’ve got another challenge for you. It’s really a simple one. :-)

Dance.

That’s right. Just dance. Celebrate the fact that you are part of the human race and dance. When you’re standing in line at the grocery store. Dance. When you’re getting gas for your car. Dance. After work, during work, with friends or family or even neighbors. Turn up the car stereo or sing on your own. Just don’t miss another single day to realize that you are a part of something huge and wonderful. Don’t miss another moment to feel that incredible blessing that we call life or to share it with someone else. Anyone else. We’ve all been given the same blessing. I think it’s time we ALL started celebrating together in that fact.

Come dance with me today. Let’s laugh and sing and most important, DANCE. I’ll be the one looking like a spaz. Not that I really care anyway. :-)

Wednesday, March 3

My question is WHY?

It’s the 3 year old question that keeps coming to my mind over and over and over again. It’s something that I actually pride myself on asking. I think that far too often, people don’t ask that wonderful question WHY. We have been conditioned to simply accept and. I think, told that we are too incompetent to understand, so it’s just better to let someone else make decisions for us.

I found that I have a great response to someone proposing that attitude for my life. It’s very simple and easy to remember. In fact, it’s just one word.

BULLSHIT!

So what, you may be asking yourself, set him off THIS time? :-)

Ha Ha! It doesn’t seem to take much anymore. I’m not sure if that means I’m getting cranky and cantankerous in my old age, or if I’m actually thinking clearer and requiring more from the World and people around me. Either way, it means that you get to hear me rant about yet another topic here today. :-)

I was watching the movie Legion last night. It’s a good action flick with a fair plot and story. But what captured my attention was the message that was presented. And that’s what got me asking that question why again. At one point in the movie, one character, Jeep Hanson, and the archangel Michael are talking. I won’t give away the plot or the movie, but let me present you with a quote from Michael to Jeep.

“When God chose your kind as the object of His love, I was the first in all Heaven to bow down before you. My love, my hope for Mankind was no less than His. But I have watched you trample that gift. I’ve watched you kill each other over race and greed. Wage war over dust and rubble and words in old books. And yet in the midst of all this darkness, I see some people who will not be bound. I see some people who will not give up even they know all hope is lost. Some people who realize that being lost is so close to being found.”

Read that quote again. Go ahead, I can wait. :-)

It’s really a fairly accurate description of the World in which we live. And it got me thinking. So, my question for you to ponder today is simply this:

Why is it that there are so few people that inspire hope, that give kindness, and that make the right choice even when there is no hope or they understand exactly how high the cost might be?

Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand how easy the wrong choice usually is and how tempting that path becomes. I know, because I’ve been down that path myself. I’m sure we all have. But there are those people among us that, more often than not, make that hard, right choice. They are the ones that show that it’s possible to live and love with honor, integrity, compassion, and hope.

They are also not usually the famous, rich, or powerful. Sadly, that is a failing that we of the entire world have responsibility in. Look around at the people that are rich and famous. Sure, some of them, some of the time, stand up with honor and bring hope to those around them. But, at least for me, there’s always that thought that it’s simply for the publicity and the photographers. I hope that I’m wrong, but something tells me I’m probably not.

Now, I’m always one to throw down a gauntlet and offer up a challenge. :-)

So where do you fall in life? Are you one of those that consistently trample this gift we call life? Or are you one that tries to do the right thing, regardless of how hard it might be, and inspire hope for better things in those around you? Do you fall somewhere in the middle? Or do you vacillate between the two?

Once you’ve taken that hard look and now know how you choose to value life, ask yourself this question:

Do you want to be better and more than you are right now?

This is especially important if you have children or are around them. See, kids look up to adults and all of them are taking in what we do and say. That’s how we learn. That’s how we come to understand life and how to live in it. Honestly, what kind of example are you being?

You have everything you need in order to be and do better right inside you. We all do. None of us is lacking in ability, it sees that it’s willpower and integrity that we lack. It seems that we tend not to care about the consequences of our choices or what our choices say about ourselves. It seems that we would rather choose the World than the values of honor and integrity.

What I’m trying to say, in its simplest form, is that it all come down to YOUR choices. You chose each and every day where you stand, which side you’re on.

I would submit that in order for us to change the World, we first need to change our choices and make certain that Right has greater value than easy and Honor and Integrity are placed at the top for everyone else to see.

Come walk this path with me. It’s not the easiest one to walk, there’s not as much glory along the way, but I’ll walk it with you and together, we can change the World.

Sunday, February 28

You Deserve What??

It is really an interesting World that we live in today. We have the most that we have ever had in all of our history. There are more people living today than ever before. And yet, SO many people have this belief that they have a right, an entitlement, to everything and anything that they want. There seems to be this belief that we are owed something, simply because of how improved things are in our World today.

I think that today, we should challenge that attitude. :-)

So, let’s turn to our favorite Mr. Webster and see what he says about Entitlement.

Entitlement is:
The state or condition of being entitled, or belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privileges.

And Entitled means:
To furnish with proper grounds for seeking or claiming something.

So, it looks as though entitlement is a state where we believe that we have proper grounds to claim certain privileges. You know…I think that’s fairly accurate. My question today though, is does it really apply to us as people living in the World today?

What are we entitled to?

You hear about it every day, some of us experience it and some of us might even believe it applies to ourselves. That’s a belief that in some way we deserve something; that it’s owed to us. Really? Honestly, I think not. At least not how most people choose to interpret this. :-)

Most people that they are entitled to some combination of the following:

  • A good job
  • Freedoms (depending on where you live)
  • A place to live
  • Food to eat
  • Children
  • Love
  • Faith
  • Happiness

This list is probably MUCH longer, but you get the idea.

The bad thing is; we’re not entitled to any of those things. We may WANT them, and most of us will WORK for them, but in and of ourselves, we don’t DESERVE them just because. None of those things in this list are just given to us. Even here in the United States, freedom and faith are not just given to us. Freedom has cost MANY lives and lots of blood to gain, as had faith no matter what you believe.

It seems to me that most people today believe that they are entitled to some sort of handout or assistance. Unfortunately, this attitude is being encouraged by Governments, Minority Rights Groups, Religions, and many, many others. Sadly, there are LOTS of people that accept this and even come to rely on this. They would rather choose a form of slavery and dependence over taking care of themselves.

Argue all you want about the people that sadly find themselves in a position of needing assistance and how they don’t choose it, but you all know the reality of the 100+ to that one that choose to and live off the system.

I asked lots of my friends about what they felt they were entitled to in this life. I got a lot of great answers back. The common consensus and my thoughts too, is that in reality, we are ENTITLED to nothing. There are no guarantees in this life. What we get comes from how hard we try and if you want more then you have to roll up your sleeves and work your ass off for it.

So take a moment and think about all that you might have, and remember that YOU did all that. YOU made it happen. YOU are responsible for where you are at. And it’s 100% up to YOU if you want to have more or be better.

YOU can do it. I believe in you.

Monday, January 25

I like Silk and Lace…

Welcome back my friends and readers!

You KNEW that I’d have to follow the last post with this one. :-) Fair is fair.

So today…I’m making a call for all the REAL Women to stand up!

OK…ok…now, almost all of you, sit back down. :-)

I’m sure that you all THINK you’re real women, but I’m not so sure. Just like every guy wants to think of himself as a REAL Man, I know that all you women want to think of yourself as a REAL Woman.

So, let’s look for a second at what a REAL Woman looks like. Shall we?

Now, before we go ANY further, let me say that this is my OPINION. It’s what I believe, just like with the men, and it’s what I think fits in the right ways. If you want to yell at me about my opinion, do us both a favor and don’t. :-)

Moving right along…

Our World has painted a horrible picture of women. Not just in generally, but specifically as well. You are all told that REAL women are size 2’s, with 36DD, mothers, CEOs, and master of all you survey.

How STUPID and completely wrong!

It’s this warped and twisted mentality that absolutely pisses me off. REAL Women are NOT that. Not at all. You weren’t designed and made for all that. Sorry, but you weren’t.

Women were made to be the counterpoint to a Man. If you go biblical, you were made as a helpmate. A companion and a partner. If you just want to go with what feels right…you were made to be treasured, loved, and protected.

Let me make a little list here, by no means completely comprehensive.

REAL Women…
Are NOT obsessive about their size in any of the “standard” measurements
Are confident and happy in themselves
Know that work and family are opposing choices
Make the world a better place

Our World LOVES to lie to us. The biggest and most damaging lie, I think, that the World has told women is that you HAVE to be it all. You HAVE to be the best Mother and the toughest employee and the hardest fighter around. I’m sorry…but that simply is NOT true.

You may not like it, but in order to BE the best Mother, you have to be there as a Mother. You can’t be the best and work 90 hours a week. Sorry, it just won’t happen.

Everyone in this world is called upon to make choices and sacrifices. You can be a great Mother OR you can be the Boss at work. You can’t cut it both ways. There is only SO much time on hand and we all have to decide where our time gets focused.

You aren’t supposed to wear the pants for your family. Honestly, are you comfortable when you have to? It’s supposed to be the Man’s role to lead and listen to his closest counselor, YOU. You see things in a different way than he does. And BOTH ways are valid.

I’m going to say something that will probably get me in trouble with a whole lot of women. Like the rest of this won’t. :-)

Women are not the same as men. There are things that a Man does that you shouldn’t or can’t. And vice versa. There is NOTHING wrong with that. Honest.

I think that a REAL Woman is one that laughs a lot. Happiness is the soul of a real woman. You can’t love if you’re not happy. It just doesn’t work. Women were made for and from love. It is true, you are the weaker sex. So what? That’s the way you were made. Men were made stronger so that we might be able to protect you. You are the fairer sex. I think that’s AWESOME! There is no Man that is half as beautiful as the plainest Woman. That’s the way you were made. Thank God for that.

You were made to be a treasure in a Man’s heart. There’s just something about you that we love and want to defend.

I think that all women are beautiful. But I think that the REAL Women are absolutely astounding. They don’t worry what the World says. They simply know that the best thing in the world is being themselves, just the way they were made.

I read once that the question that every woman’s heart wants the answer to is, “Am I captivating? Am I special to you?” I know that this is true. No matter how old the woman is, her heart wants to know this answer. Who can answer that question? A Real Man can and does.

We are a perfectly made pair that stands together against anything the World can throw at us.

Today I celebrate the REAL Women. I raise my glass and give thanks that you were made the way you are. Because I am a Real Man. I KNOW that I have what it takes.

And, to me, you are absolutely captivating.

Friday, January 22

Step Up…or Step Aside…

OK…I’ve been slacking and I admit it. I’ve let the first 3/4 of the first month of the year go by and I haven’t posted anything out. What a bad way to start the year here. But…sometimes inspiration is a little slow in coming. :-)

Today’s little chat is directed mainly to the Men in my audience, although the Women will hopefully enjoy it as well. Also, please remember that this is MY feeling, belief, and thought. It works for me and I hope it will, if not work for you, at least get you thinking about things in a different way.

Alright Men! Let’s talk a little shop. :-)

Think for me for a second, about what you picture when you think of a “Real Man”. Odds are is someone like William Wallace, Jesse James, Batman, or the like. Someone that you can see as always in control and not taking any shit from anyone.

Now…take another second and take a hard look at yourself. Do you fit the mold? If you’re honest with yourself, I’m betting that the answer is “No”.

Ever stop to think why? Why does the World hate “Real Men”?

I think it comes down to a few simple reasons.

Courage in yourself and to do what’s right.
Honor. Internally as well as projected.
Strength of heart, mind, and body.

Now, I’m sure that some men will be saying “Whoa! I’ve got those things.” But the question is do you exhibit those qualities and live up to them when it counts?

Men weren’t made to be the nurturing, loving, caring part of our species. We were made to be the defenders, the protectors, the leaders. That is where we fit the best.

Now, don’t get me wrong, women can exhibit those qualities and fit those roles too. But be honest, are you really comfortable there? Just like men can exhibit and express love and nurturing as well, but the honest ones will tell you that it feels weird to be like that all the time.

So, what’s my point for today? Look at the title again. “Step up or Step aside” Today is a call for all men to do one or the other. Our World today fears us. Men that do the right thing even when it’s not the easy thing. Men with the courage and honor to make their world a better place. Men that will protect what they love in the basest way, physically if necessary.

So step up or step aside!

Become a real man, or get out of the way for those of us that will be.

I refuse to apologize anymore for being a Man. For being strong, rough around the edges, honorable, protective, and courageous. I refuse to bend my knees to the establishment and hide the fact that I’m a Man. I don’t need to get in touch with my feminine side and learn to be anything other than a Man.

I will take the reins of leadership for me and my family and I will blaze the path for us all. I will lead by example and by direction. Sure, sometimes I might lead us astray, but I know I will be able to get us back on course soon enough. I will have the strength of my spirit, heart, mind, and body to know that I can and will lead my loved ones. I will also be humble enough to accept advice from my loved ones and listen with an open mind, whether or not I decide to follow that advice. I will be strong enough to accept the consequences of my choices, good or bad.

I don’t think that I’m asking for the impossible from my brothers. Sure, it’ll be difficult at the start. There will be people in your life that don’t want you to change. There will be people that don’t want you to lead. There will even be spouses that will try to keep you from becoming that leader. Remember this though, the reason for that is simple fear. Fear of change. Fear of a loss of control. Fear of harm.

Don’t get upset or frustrated with them. SHOW them. Just start being a real man and let them see that it really is for the best. Don’t worry about making mistakes. I know that you’ll make them. Hell, you’re human, it goes with the job. :-) Just make it right and move on.

A big fear that I think most men will have in this, is the fear of not being able to do it. The fear of not measuring up. The simple fear of not having what it takes.

LISTEN UP BROTHERS!

YOU are a MAN. You have what it takes. It is as much a part of you as your testicles. :-)

A word of warning though as we start this worldwide transformation…start slow. Don’t overdo it and become a tyrant in your home. Always remember that you are the defender and protector of those that you love. If you have to make a tough decision, err on the side of protecting. And always lead with love. That’s what people will respond to, that’s the right way to lead and become a Real Man.

Today, I’m going to leave you with a poem. Yes, that’s right a poem. :-) Know that I have faith in you and that your progression will make our world a better place. So, my brothers, raise your heads, thump your chests, and let out an animal roar. It’s time for the Real Men to Step Up and the pretenders to Step Aside.


To Any Little Boy's Father

There are little eyes upon you, and
they're watching night and day,
There are little ears that quickly take
in everything you say,
There are little hands all eager to do
everything you do,
And a little boy who's dreaming of the
day he'll be like you.

You're the little fellow's idol, you're
the wisest of the wise,
In his little mind, about you no
suspicions ever rise.
He believes in you devoutly, holds that
all you say and do,
He will say and do in your way, when he's
grown up, just like you.

There's a wide-eyed little fellow who
believes you're always right,
And his ears are always open and he
watches day and night,
You are setting an example every day in
all you do,
For the little boy who's waiting to grow
up and be like you.