A Guide to Living Life Fully

The Company You Keep

The Company You Keep

Jun 20, 2012

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”Jack Kerouac

A few hours after this blog posts, I will be on a plane headed south; actually, south-east, over the tip of the panhandle of Florida and out into the Atlantic Ocean. My destination is in the warm waters of the Caribbean on the sunny shores of the Dominican Republic. Right about now, you might be feeling a bit jealous of my travel plans simply because of the beautiful backdrop Punta Cana boasts, but let me tell you the real reason you should be envious of my excursion: the people.

You see, my older brother and soon-to-be-sister-in-law are getting hitched and two tremendous families, chalk-full of uniquely outstanding people, are coming together in a grand fashion for a destination wedding.

I know that some of you may simple put-up-with your family, but I actually like mine. Largely, we cannot choose our family—these individuals are an intricately woven tapestry of marriage and genes. However, we have much more influence over the other leading individuals that populate our lives and we must remember; these individuals have a vast influence over where our life leads. Therefore, don’t be reckless with these connections and don’t hesitate to dismiss people who are consistently careless with you.

We are all social being and life is amplified by the company we keep. Be hypersensitive to the people you hold dearest because these select few will extend the greatest moments of your life and ease the worst; it is up to you to do the same for them. The best things in life are shared with even better company.

Be jealous of my trip to the Dominican Republic because I do not go alone; I will share the experience of my brother’s wedding with those who are precious to me and that is what will make the memory of this occasion and its setting resound prominently for years to come.

May you live all the days of your life.


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