Is it a blessing or a burden?  What if it’s neither.  Two sides to the same coin.  Here’s my view on responsibility.

In this episode, I talk about:

  • What responsibility means to me
  • Blessing?  Burden?  Or Both?
  • My view on parents

Transcript:

Hello everyone, welcome to this episode of the path to 1 million. This is going to be episode 146 with my houses being an escrow and things moving forward. I’ve had more than a couple of conversations with some people in California and of course people are asking me what it is I’m doing, where I plan on going and thinking of things that I, Oh, you know, tell them the story about about moving back to Michigan and helping to take care of the parents or whatnot. And on more than one occasion, people have actually looked at me and said, wow, your parents are very lucky to have you as a son. So I thought what I would do is a for today. Anyways, this morning I was a little bit inspired by these ongoing conversations and I actually wrote an article and I’ll be putting it online in the next couple of hours, but I wrote it and I thought it sounded really good.

So rather than try to wing it in a video, what I want to talk about, I’m actually going to read what I wrote. So bear with me here and I promise I won’t get choked up, but the name of the article that I wrote is called the coin burden or blessing. Two sides of the same coin. And for me, you can’t have one without the other. With every blessing comes a burden with every burden hides a blessing. I have been blessed, I am blessed and I will continue to be blessed and with the blessings that have come, I’ve always known that one day that the bill would come do that as my blessings continue, that the burden would also continue to increase. And now as my houses are moving through escrow, I think about the burden that awaits be in the future. I think about my parents and what waits them in the future for you.

See, my parents, they can’t carry their burden any longer. They’ve been blessed, they live their lives how they wanted, and they’ve always been happy, but now the weight is too much for them to bear and they need help. Now I know that they would never ask me for help. The thought would never crossed their mind, but they don’t need to ask for help. They’ve sacrificed so much for me and an exchange. I’ve tried to live a full life to take advantage of everything that life has given me, whether that would be for traveling or trying new things. Most of the stuff that I’ve done, to be quite honest with that, I was actually terrified my mom, but deep down inside, I think she actually likes it. She knows because I’m more than one, equate more than one equation. I’ve said to her that famous quote, by throw, I want to live deep and suck the marrow out of life just like they lived their life on their terms. I live life on my terms now. They never asked for anything in return for their sacrifice, but they don’t have to because I will carry the burden for them because I can take it. It is my responsibility and I know that from that burden comes a blessing, a blessing that I get to spend more time with them. And who knows? Maybe in the future, there still might be a surprise or two waiting that could terrify mom.

Anyways, just wanted to share that with you today, some of the thoughts that were rolling around in my head, and I hope you guys are having a phenomenal weekend and that you’re doing okay and you’re doing all right out there. Thank you for joining me on this Saturday afternoon. I will be back again tomorrow for Sunday fun day, so I will see you then.