This is an extended version of something I posted to my Facebook page on Friday.

It got some good feedback.

And it probably got up a few other peoples noses who didn’t want to offend my by replying.

Or couldn’t be bothered too.

I don’t really care.

Whether you agree or not, I can’t force you to change your mind.

But it was how I felt at the time.

And looking back it still is how I feel.

I’m just giving it a little bit more context than a short Facebook post.

You see, Friday was 11 years since my Dad died from something that was totally preventable.

And the older I get, the more I think that it’s a waste.

In fact it’s a pretty farking ordinary choice to be honest.

Through better lifestyle choices he could’ve been there at my wedding and my sisters too.

He would’ve met his grandchildren. They would’ve loved him.

Him and my mum could’ve had the opportunity to grow old and to things retired people do together.

So yeah it’s a kinda selfish choice to do nothing.

Maybe it’s selfish on my part to think of what could’ve been or to expect more.

But I do know that it’s not too late to change.

You don’t have to eat lettuce and rabbit food and exercise everyday.

Cause God knows I don’t.

But you gotta do something otherwise one day it will be too late.

And the people who pay the price are the ones left behind and the ones who follow.

Rant over

Now, I didn’t post this as a poor me thing.

Or fishing for sympathy like some people do on Facebook.

I know there’s plenty of people who have a lot worse in their life then that.

Or who didn’t even get to know their dads.

I was lucky to know mine. 

He was a bloody good man that I took for granted while he was here.

But what I do know is that if this strikes a nerve then I may be onto something…

You can choose to tell me to piss off and rant and rave.

You may even unsubscribe.

I’ll sleep the same tonight.

But I do know that some people might see this and think of what may lie ahead for them.

Or their families.

And see that it isn’t too late.

Cause it ain’t easy to change.

I know that.

But I’d rather be around to see my daughter grow up.

How about you?

Cheers,
Daniel

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