My journey this week started I'm Memphis Tennessee to see the home of the late great King..... I gotta say Graceland was a very interesting place to say the least! I was never much of an Elvis fan. Yea I like all the classics but I don't even think I have any on my I-pod but it just seemed like a place I needed to go. Plus i wanted to see all the killer costumes he had.... And maybe some crazy Elvis fans. Once inside Graceland you get a real feel for how this place is not just a shrine to Elvis it was a home. It still after all these years had a feeling of home. It's comfortable (maybe a little over the top) and brings the King back down to earth.... He was a dad, a husband and a force that made so many people fall in love with him. He was a giver. He was always generous with his stuff and took good care of the people he loved. I admire that about him.
Elvis had issues like so many of us. His drug addiction took him out of this world and standing in front of ElvisEs grave I had a true moment of gratitude. How could a guy who had so much going on be taken down by drugs and how did I escape that very same fate. Was I a chosen on? I think the answer is yea..... I by the grace of god saw the light and people like Elvis remind me that what I got is a true gift and i need to cherish it.
I don't think a lot of people know about my battle with drugs.... It was a hard and very long road and because of that today my life is a true gift.
I remember sitting in my office at the hotel around my birthday last year and thinking..... Why am
i still here? Why am I sitting in this office not loving what I'm doing? And at that moment again I heard Oprah say..... "live your best life" and at that moment I knew it was time to move on. If god gave me a second chance and didn't give the king the same road ..... Who the hell was I to not make the best of it?
So here I am 30 drug free, alive and living my best life.
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