Short Story: Love Is Thicker Than Blood

I have a story to share with you.

It’s about a man we’ll call Junior (just a nickname.) Junior had a fairly normal life as he was growing up. Bike rides, great friends, tee ball, slumber parties, pool parties, you get the idea.

Then one day, in his late teens, Junior’s world was shaken. Long held family secrets came to light. Sounds like the overused plotline of a Lifetime tv movie, but it was now Junior’s life.

He learned that the father he had known his whole life wasn’t his father in the biological sense.

Even so, he decided that the man he’d grown up knowing as his father remained so in his heart, regardless.

After all, blood is thicker than water, but Love is thicker than blood.


Lessons From Trial & Error

Have you ever done something that you initially thought was going to be a stable gig, but it turned out it was inconsistent at best? I’ve been through just such situations a number of times.

I did learn quite a bit from said experiences though. Sometimes, you don’t even realize the value of a lesson learned until much after the fact.

Life is full of twists and turns, trial and error, and it’s important not to let things that let you down, or that don’t quite work out like you planned/hoped, deter you from striving for success anyway.