Project DescriptionI’ve always had something to look forward to. Even if the things I was looking forward to were small and insignificant, I would dangle the thought of it in front of everything I was doing.
It’s as simple as the next episode in the series I’m watching on Max while pulling an all-nighter for a client deliverable. My daughter’s hockey game is at the end of the day, while I’m in wall-to-wall meetings. A pick-up basketball game I know I’m playing in a while, but my flight home from Florida is being delayed and eventually canceled.
But it’s not always that simple; most of the time, it’s more profound and more complex. Knowing that if I lose my job and can’t pay my mortgage, my family is ok. It’s hitting rock bottom, feeling like my world is caving in, showing up to a recovery meeting, and finding out I’m not alone.
It’s knowing that no matter what mistakes I make in life, God forgives me for them. After years and years of working on myself through step-studies, therapy, recovery, accountability groups, and countless books, I’ve discovered what happiness means to me. Not what it means for you. The first conclusion is that it’s not a choice, and the second is that it comes in small doses, the natural feeling of sustained happiness is not real, but feeling content can be. And I’m in constant pursuit of it.
When I write my videos, typically, I do so without any intention or call to action. I create them because I love to create authentic content, because I love to tell stories, and mostly because I’m hurt. My mentor has constantly reminded me that if you’re hurt, you should help someone.
This is the 10th video Zach from @TopSphereMedia, and I have produced together. What was once a chance meeting to film a video for Celebrate Recovery years ago has turned into a friendship centered around storytelling. Thank you, brother. I am grateful for your gifts.