Saturday, January 1, 2011

Time for a Change

Today is #1! (Holding a foam hand #1) Today is #1! Today is 1-1-11!! Happy New Year!!

I love New Year’s. What a great time to reflect, plan out goals, and think of how you can change for the better. It’s so fresh and nice, especially when it’s normally so hard to change. You can see how hard by checking out how crowded a gym is in January versus how less crowded it is just two months later.

Sky Pie Apparel is all about change. We want to change the world in a positive way and strongly support anyone trying to make a change for the better.

But what about the people, other than ourselves, we want, or even NEED, to change?

Someone very close to me is going through a trial separation from her husband. Being the typical “deadbeat dad” he is financially irresponsible (buying a $500 gun when he says he doesn’t have money to buy groceries), unsupportive (coming home late in the night and sleeping most of the day when not at work), and emotionally abusive (making her feel like thing’s are her fault). It got so stressful, she had to leave.

Since she has left, he hasn’t shown much change. He’s gone to church a couple of times but nothing more. I asked him if he wanted to talk, but got no response. Now, there is a video on the internet showing that he is getting back into drugs which he had quit before.

I know the easy way out is just to say to leave him, and maybe ultimately she should, but love is something worth fighting for and there are children who need a good father. She loves him and knows he has good qualities deep down.

To the observer, he obviously needs to change; otherwise, he will lose his family and possibly his house and job.

Apart from going Michael Westen on his behind and hanging him out a window blind folded, what can we do to encourage change or help him to see that he needs to change? Feel free to comment.

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