Let's flash forward to when I was coming back to Colorado from Hollywood. I arrived not in the best of moods. I truly felt that I belonged in Los Angeles. I had not really had all my stuff yet so had a few things. And went through the motions of getting into a normal way of life and feeling really down on myself...until I found this picture. I felt a little better and life got a little better. Because I was reminded of how awesome I was.
We now moved to the meat and potatoes of this blog tonight. This past Saturday was what may have got me to see maybe I am awesome in some ways. As I was sitting there drinking the adult beverage of Jack Daniels and Coke and pondering life on a break from writing my next movie, I posted something funny on Facebook. However one comment got me. It got me, like real hard. SO hard that after reading the comment I paused from everything and was tearing up just a bit. Long story short a friend of mine has been dealing with depression and has had some thoughts of suicide. When my comedy was brought up in a humorous way he said " Your comedy gives me a reason to keep holding on." I had to pause and think "My lord, my stupid jokes cheer a person up so much they don't want to kill themselves." That is real heavy. And then I went back to this photo again. This time, I had to basically admit...I just maybe awesome in life at certain points. But do not take this as me having a giant ego. I am not Ricky Bobby and wake up every morning and piss excellence. However, I thought to myself, "Richard, maybe you need to at times be awesome. And it's okay to be awesome." Then the same voice said "but don't forget to be humble too. No one likes you when you're a douchebag." Which was followed by "Really Richard? Again with the tweeting about alcohol! This is why we can't have nice things in the house."
So if there is anything you can take out this blog is this: it's okay to admit when you are awesome at times. It's not a crime to say sometimes "I am one awesome mofo!" And I don't care whatever you do in life, if you are awesome at it, embrace the awesome. ESPECIALLY when you wear a shirt with a fine looking woman on it. Wait no...ESPECIALLY when whatever you are awesome at positively affects another person. WHEW...save that one. Man that was an awesome save.
Until we meet again remember to DON'T FORGET HOW AWESOME YOU ARE!!!!!
SO LONG, FAREWELL, AUCH WIEDERSHEN, GOODBYE GOODBYE GOODBYE GOODBYE!!!