My grandma always used to say, “Even when you’re good for nothing, you’re good for something.” Okay, maybe she didn’t really said that but, may her soul rest in peace, I could hear her saying something like that whenever I feel worthless or defeated.
I guess sitting here in prison kind of puts me in that mind frame, in search of grandma’s comfort, hoping for a chance to show that I am good for something.
I have 11 years in on a 262 months sentence. It crushed me having to take this much time! I still don’t know how I mentally prepared myself for it, but I did! “God doesn’t make mistakes”, another piece of wisdom I could hear my grandma saying that she didn’t really said.
During this prison stay I’ve lost so many to gun violence, all individuals I could have been there with, had I been free. Thinking about that has transformed my outlook on life. It’s cause me to hear my grandma’s voice more clearly.
Which leads me to “Building Starts!” No, that is not something I could hear grandma saying, but I think it would make her proud. It’s the cornerstone of an idea created by her great grandson, my youngest son. It was birthed from one of the deepest conversations you could ever have with a 10-year-old … a talk about taking his video game. LOL
I wanted to start teaching hum about the benefits of owning his own company early in life. Going into his teens are some of the most valuable years of his life. They will shape his future and I didn’t need to hear grandma’s voice to know right there that I’d be good for something! So I gave him the honor of naming the future Real Estate & Property Management company we’d own one day. “Building Starts”, everybody needs a start and we’re going to help build them.
I’d like to thank you for taking the time out of your day to allow me to share with you parts of me that make me feel good for something. I guess this makes us somewhat familiar, so please don’t be a stranger. You can reach out to me anytime you’re bored, have something on your mind, or just want to hear what grandma’s been saying.
My email is RROACHHMAM@emailinterface.org.
Before I go, I read something that I thought was clever, funny, and needed to be shared. I don’t know what it’s called so I’ll call it “The Lessons of a Little Bird.”
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It got so cold that the bird froze in the air, fell, and landed in a large field. A cow came along and dropped some dung on it. As the bird laid there in the dung, frozen, it realized the dung was actually thawing it out. Happy, it began to sing for joy. A cat hearing the singing investigates. Following the sound, it discovers the bird under the cow dung, digs it out, and eats it!.
Moral of the story. Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy, not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend, and when you’re in deep shit, its’ best to keep your mouth shut. LOL