September 6th, 2005

Half Full

My mother taught me to always look at a cup that is filled halfway with water as being half full rather than half empty. We must remember all the positives in life.

I am so fortunate to have been brought up in a family that stressed discipline, but I always knew love was the basis of everything. I love my family.

I enjoy my friends. I appreciate all the girls who were a part of my life. I like you for who you are. If you are a good person, you are a good person.

There is a modern way of the samurai where honor, discipline, courage and love is one and the same. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, Military Intelligence Service (MIS), 522nd Artillery, 1399 Engineers, and Americans of Japanese Ancestry (AJAs) of the World War II generation had that spirit. They fought fascism overseas and racism back home in the United States. I am lucky to have learned from a number of people from this great generation.

I always hear the statement, "You cannot solve the problems of the world." I will try. Although there are many negative things in our country and the world, I channel the negative energy and use that energy to do something positive.

Even in death, I am alive. I will live through you as you try to change the world for the better.