What are you looking forward to in the upcoming week?

There’s nothing more exciting than the future. We can think and analyze the past for days on end. We can only gain insight from it. We can experience great things in the present. It’s fun to be present in a moment with people you love and care about. But there’s something so unique and special about the future. The future is always a blank slate of limitless possibilities. No matter where we currently stand in life, there is potential in the future. We can be in a completely different standing in the future if we play our cards right.

And it’s not just the far out distance future. We can improve in different areas of life in as little as a day. It all depends on how we spend our time and energy today. But we should never be discouraged when we have a vast array of options in our future. We should always have something to look forward to. The first step on our road to success and happiness is simply believing that it’s possible. We have to be hopeful for our future. You just have to remind yourself of what exactly you are hopeful for in your future. So what are you looking forward to in the upcoming week?

Here’s a short story on what I’m looking forward to in the upcoming week.

I was in my dorm trying to stay calm. It was pretty late in the night and I found a good show to watch on Netflix. I just picked up my sandwich from Jimmy John’s and started eating. But no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t shake the pain. It usually took thirty minutes for my medicine to kick in. I took them almost an hour ago now. Nonetheless, I sucked up the pain and kept eating. I twisted and turned every two minutes. And ten minutes into whatever show, I couldn’t take it anymore. The pain was running through my whole body at such an intense feeling.

I called Dwayne and tried to sound normal when I asked if he was up. He told me he was up watching Family Guy with Kaya. I contemplated hanging up the phone because I didn’t want to intrude. But he heard the pain in my voice as I clenched my teeth in discomfort. He immediately knew something was wrong. I told him I was in horrible pain in my whole body. Then he came down to dorm with Kaya and they brought me out back into Kaya’s car. I was flailing my body all over trying to get relief from the pain. Kaya jumped in the driver’s seat and started rushing us to hospital. Dwayne was just trying to keep me calm.

It was Kaya who was really in the most distress. She was so nervous she drove right over a partition in the road at full speed. Her whole left tire ended up busting while she screamed in shock. As she apologized for screwing up I tried to laugh but the pain wouldn’t let me. Dwayne ran to the parking garage and pulled my car up. We transferred to my car and headed straight to the nearest hospital. It was tough being in pain without my mom there to help me. But I felt okay knowing that Dwayne was there helping me get to the hospital. And of course Kaya was a great help in the whole situation as well.

I got to the hospital and went through the normal routine. A week or two later and I was out back to my normal life. It was more than just another hospitalization. It was one of the first times I had to depend on just Dwayne to help me. And I was glad I could depend on him. He helped me feel more confident in the whole process. And when I got out he was there to cheer me up and get back to normal life. I appreciate his friendship more and more every year. If it’s not for the connection, it’s for the dependability. I’m glad he was there to help that night. Now I’m here years later and Dwayne is in the hospital.

It sucked finding out he was rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night. I was really worried when I heard. I didn’t want anything to go wrong with his health. When I made my way to the hospital I was glad to see him. But it was hard seeing him in so much pain and discomfort that I’m used to. I knew exactly the feeling of being in that bed with nothing more than the want to feel better. And now all I can think about is how much it sucks. He shouldn’t have to be in pain and stressed out like this. He shouldn’t have to be scared or worried about his health like that. I want him to feel much better.

So when I think of what I’m looking forward to this week, there’s one thing that comes to mind. I’m looking forward to my friend making it out of the hospital. I can’t wait to hear that he’s been cleared by the doctor. I want to be able to cheer him up and get him back to his normal life. There’s a lot that sucks about being hospitalized and I hate that he’s going through all that. I look forward to hearing he’s alright. And I look forward to us both getting back to normal life. If the doctor says this week he’ll be out. Then all I care about this week is him getting out. Everything else can and will be put on the backburner.

Hope you get better soon bro!

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