Well, there are very few Bertuglias in the world and if you find another, they are likely related to me!
I started my adult life on a slippery slope and have paid a high price for it. My new goal now is to continue to reinvent myself and do what I can to repay all those I have wronged in my life.
Anyone who has been through what I have will understand though, that you cannot expect to repay others before you have ensured that you have taken care of yourself and the things which hold you back from being your best.
I achieved that only through the blessings of my lord, Jesus Christ. I understand that faith is not for everyone and it is not my place to push anyone to believe what I believe. But God pushed me to come closer each day to living up to my fullest potential. If in the process of this, I can help people with what they need, then I can only credit my lord with the glory!
At any rate, I am in college for computer information technology and business management. I have a small business and my goals for the future include the expansion of that business, graduation from college, and paying off all debts. Somewhere along the way, it would be nice to build a family and leave a legacy of truth, love, patience and kindness to all their generations as an example of how we should live: peaceably and in balance with others.
There is no greater advice I can give, other than this:
"9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16 Rejoice evermore.
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19 Quench not the Spirit.
20 Despise not prophesyings.
21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
25 Brethren, pray for us.
26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen."
~1st Thessalonians Chapter 5, Verses 9 thru 28, KJV Bible.
FYI: I may not always be able to respond to activity on FB, so be patient please! I have many priorities. :)
If you are looking for perfection, look elsewhere. If you want a friend with a beautiful past, you have not found him. If your heart yearns for someone who will treat you like family when you are a friend, and like a best friend when you are family and help you through your problems at 2am if needs be, you have found me.
I am a hard working computer geek with so many mistakes in my past I could tell you stories for days, both good and bad.
I do not like to wear colorful clothes. In fact I prefer worn(ish) black clothes and dislike large groups of people I don't know. ;)
The biggest reason I don't like people in general? :D
Because while most people are contented with going about their business and trying to enjoy themselves, there are some people whose life goal is to make as many people as miserable as possible and I annoy the hell out of them when I tarnish their sacred gloominess with my black smear smiling from whatever corner of their bubble I've chosen to inhabit. :D
I still get out though and just because I'm an anti-social bat who believes in God, does not mean I am perfect. I don't judge people because the likelihood that I have made the same mistakes is like the likelihood that something WORSE will happen eventually. The most I can say is that I pray you get through it better than I did and don't get dead, sad or screwed in the process. Smile with every passing moment no matter the pain.
So be of good cheer, let nothing bring you to a low place, no matter what low you get yourself into, or what low you will go to for your friends, just to pull them back up.
That's what life's meaning is.
"God's blessings upon us all,
as our world decends into