I absolutely love Johnny Cash! He was a cheater, he abused drugs, he wasn’t the best father for a little while and he was a terrible husband in the beginning, BUT he recognized this and with the help of true friends and family, he got better and became a man with love, compassion and strength. Plus he has one of my favorite records of all time – Folsom Prison.
We all make mistakes… and we all have the opportunity to right the wrong and move forward with life. It’s never easy! Someday when my time on earth is gone, I hope people will look back and know that I Walked the Line. I may never have had outside influences such as drugs or alcohol, but I apologized when it was needed, I changed behavior too and I have loved so deeply that those that have experienced it know and feel my heart.
There are some that can’t Walk the Line and probably never will. What a sad, lonely life. Drugs, alcohol, fake image and false friends will never fill that void. If you are not where you need to be, change it! If someone you know is in this place, they have to be willing and want the change. Anyone has the ability to Walk the Line, just not everyone has the heart and humility to do so.
“There is nothing noble about being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self” – Ernest Hemingway