Appreciating what you got is the secret to life. Recognize them and watch your life become humble and joyful.

The most important thing in your life is right before your eyes.

My whole career has been spent in hotels, restaurants and briefly in a casino.

From what I have experienced, I have learned that the way people treat those who are serving them and treat one another, that people are absolutely deplorable.

I’ve worked at hotels where spouses have come in to have their affairs. The employees themselves bragged about their affairs.

The guests at hotels who treated staff like they were less than human.

The employees themselves who found it a victory to get other employees stuck working shifts, behind on work and in trouble, fired or laid off.

The casino where guys playing cards treated their own wives like they were  less than human. Who slurred vulgarity and condescending ignorance towards the dealers.

All of these people I’ve encountered, I actually feel sad for them. They wreaked of depression and addiction.

All of this anger, negativity and hatred towards another human being makes no sense to me.

At the end of the day dealing with people whom I have zero respect for and make me question humanity, has taught me the most valuable lesson in life.

It reminds me that I have the best happiest life in the world because I have the most important thing in life.

I come home and my dog runs to me tickled shitless to see me. Fresh cut sunflowers on the dining room table from the garden grown by my partner. Beer in the fridge. A back porch to sit and drink my beer while looking out over the field and garden. Music playing and laughter. Friends and family with cookouts, vacations and nights out.

If you have a home and friends. Food in your fridge and in your belly. You have someone who loves you and supports you. Doesn’t matter if it’s a spouse, family or friends. Who would never in their wildest dreams feel it was acceptable to treat you with disrespect.

You too have the most important thing in life.

If you have good people in your life. Friends and family who are your biggest cheerleaders. Those that talk you up and remind you how important you are. That will support you no matter what.

If you love yourself enough to not tolerate the kind of abuse that I’ve seen in this sad world. To not fight but just walk away from the bullies and jobs that do not serve your happiness.

And most importantly –

If you can maintain your humanity and refuse to let the ugliness of the world make you feel like it’s acceptable to treat another human being less than human.
You my friend have a great life. And don’t you ever forget it.
Never EVER think that someone else has it better. Never.


When someone is nasty or treats you poorly, don’t take it personally. It says nothing about you but a lot about them.


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