June 27, 2011

What I learned…

Breakthrough moments occur when we realize we are both our own obstacle and our own inspiration.  We simply have to choose to stand in front of the wall or go through it

I learned a great deal this past week.

I learned that Brandon is still struggling with his issues despite his best attempts to convince everyone, including himself, otherwise.

I learned that despite these setbacks and the incredible disappointment associated with them, that I am in incredible emotional and mental shape – thank you 100 Pedals.

I learned that my children love me, have special experiences that they cherish, and are helping me as I go through my journey.

I learned that I am blessed with the gifts and love of friends and fans who enjoy my stories, nurture my ideas, and are here to support me in and help me realize my dreams.

I learned that every day is an opportunity to be awesome.  Every day I accomplished something that supported my passion and my purpose in life.

I learned that I can try new things and go back to places I have avoided for years.  It is nice to know you are always welcome.

I learned that there are more opportunities in my life and for my life than I realize.

I learned that when I trust that everything will work out, when I push myself to keep exploring, and when I open my eyes and ears to messages, requests, and stories in front of me that my world is awesome.

I learned that pain is everywhere and I am the cure for someone’s frustrations and challenges just like someone has been placed here to work through mine.

I learned that we all have an opportunity to be awesome, happy, fulfilled and inspired; we simply need to believe and embrace it first.

I learned that next week will be different than the last; yet, the opportunities to be engaged, loved, frustrated, tested, awesome, empowered, and supportive will keep coming.

Bring it on!! Have a great week!!

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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.