Edd is going on disability because of his cancer. It's a big deal. He's worked for the same company and with some of the same people for nearly 30 years. He recently had to pass up a dream job because of his health even though it was offered to him. I'm so proud of him.
He is the most faithful and loyal person I know and committed to doing the right things. I don't know how many times I've heard him say after making a difficult decision, "That was hard but I feel good. It’s the right thing to do. Doing the right thing gives me strength.”
Especially when the decision costs something.
Sometimes my heart would break as I watched him wrestle with the process, but he'd always come out the other side at peace because he thought it through and then acted on the decision he made. He'd live with it, and accept it. That’s what a good man does.
So often today people don't make decisions. They don't realize NOT making a decision is a decision too, but usually not a good one.
It takes courage to make a decision, act on it, and see it through. Live with it. Not look back, complain or whine about it.
That's something I've learned about him. And I want to be more like that.