Every time someone asks “What is Hype4Life”, I find it difficult to put into words. Not because I don’t know the answer but because I worry if they are going to get it. Well this weekend I spent some time with my family at my sister’s house in GA for her birthday. During that time, I got a chance to listen to my dad talk about how he has been, and is currently, dealing with going blind. He talked about how it challenged his faith and how important it is to leave tomorrow’s worry for tomorrow, as to not let it interfere with today’s blessings because nothing about tomorrow is promised. Hearing him say that brought a smile to my face. See I often worry about how he is doing. I often get sad around him because a part of me still hurts for the fact he won’t be able to “see” my boys grow up. I often “worry” about those in the H4L circle who have come and gone. I often “worry” about how I am going to get others involved. I often “worry” about friends going through difficult situations. I often “worry” about my roles as father, husband, son, brother, family, motivator, mentor, and friend. What my dad said brought a smile to my face, not because I knew I would worry no longer, but because it reminded me that it’s okay not to! In fact, it’s best not to! MOST importantly to this blog, finding the right reasons and learning to live with less worry is HYPE4LIFE!
My dad reminded me that there is a big difference between worry and showing you care! Hype4Life is about living a life that leads us away from worry because we commit to changing who we are! We commit to trying to do things for the right reasons! We commit to being available and sharing our lives with others in ways that fit us! We commit to being about what we believe in! For me, I want to talk about things less and do more! I want to save my opinions for the things and people that matter. I want to work to be available for my family and friends, that includes my Hype4Life fam! I want to stand firm on my belief that perception is not reality but instead perception is the reality someone else has created for me! Ladies and gents, I want that old thang back! I want to keep it simple, make it about people, and worry less about what’s ahead. Some decisions will seem very selfish and some will seem very selfless at times. That will depend on who you ask and when you ask them. I can’t worry about that. I can only do what I think is best. Easier said than done I know, but hey, most great things are! So what is it that you believe in? How do you know when you are living Hype4Life? -jp