Today, September 20, 2012 is my Son’s first birthday. I am joyful, excited and very proud.
More importantly, I am in awe at what my Son has been able to accomplish through the first year of his life.
He came into the world unable to hold his own head up. He progressed to rolling over to sitting up to crawling to standing. Soon, he will take his first steps.
It is like he is on a train steamrolling into the future, constantly moving forward with his progression. He is the embodiment of steadfast determination and when he falls, he always gets back up.
I could see him learning from past mistakes and moving on with new confidence into the future. He is such an inspiration to me.
Falling Down Financially
As I tend to do, I started to juxtapose my Son’s development with my bankruptcy law practice. I realized that sometimes people simply “fall down” financially.
Unfortunately, we adults don’t have the short memories or determination of infants. Our insecurities and fears tend to influence our decisions and prevent us from doing what is best.
When we fall, we tend to stay down longer than we should. The stress and depression typically associated with substantial debt can be paralyzing and prevent recovery. In fact, the fall is usually ongoing and the chasm deeper than expected.
I like to think of bankruptcy as a crutch or a net. As my Son will use various household furnishings to pull himself back up after a fall, bankruptcy is something to grab to help you get back on your feet.
As I always say, “life happens” and sometimes unforeseen circumstances will cause you to fall down. If you suffer a financial fall, it is so important to get right back up and move forward towards a better financial future. Contacting a bankruptcy lawyer could be the first “baby step” to get the ball rolling.
Bankruptcy is like an evolutionary crutch that makes financial recovery possible.
Happy Birthday Paxten
So, happy birthday to my Son Paxten. I thank him for being such an inspiration to me and for opening my eyes to a different world. The things you can learn and the motivation you can get from an infant are just remarkable.
He has truly provided me with a new perspective on everything, including the day to day issues I encounter in my professional life.
Image courtesy of my one year old son Paxten.