Eugene Cho

Ladies: Don’t give up on your dream man.

I have a word of encouragement for all the female readers and subscribers of my blog.

Spring is here. Hopefully that’s good news on the Vitamin D front and for general energy and outdoor activities.

But then there’s the other kind of ‘Spring Fever’ and crazy stuff like “ring by spring”. Depending on your perspective, some of it might feel like a downer. For example:

Some of your girlfriends are posting pictures of their latest excursions with their boyfriends; Some friends are changing their facebook statuses to ‘In a relationship’ or ‘Married’ or ‘I’m hot and you’re not.’

Whatever the deal, it’s time to take a moment to get perspective.

Just when you lost all hope on the charisma, charm, and chivalry of single men and considered giving up on your dream dude…

there is hope!

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Recently, I had a chance to speak at an event in Washington DC and it was particularly special because my 80-year-young father was able to travel with me. As a young child, I had always wanted to travel with my father on one of his frequent work trips but that opportunity never came. When he once asked me when I was a teenager...it was, by then, too late. I had grown increasingly distant from him. So, this trip was special and at his age, I'm not sure how many more opportunities we'll get.

My Dad had especially wanted to see the famous Lincoln Memorial with his own eyes. The weather was perfect and while it wasn't part of the plans, we ended up walking 8 miles that day and eventually culminating on the final stretch through the Mall towards the Lincoln Memorial. (Pretty impressive for an 80 year old!) But as we made this walk, I had forgotten the presence of the Korean War Memorial that was just a few hundred yards away from the Lincoln Memorial.

I had seen it several times before but I didn't anticipate the impact that it would have on my father. When he realized what it was, he just stood there and I could tell he was deep in thought and memories. Eventually, he began to share some of those memories and stories. My Dad was born in what is now called North Korea and fled south with the rise of dictatorial powers. He was fourteen years old when the Korean War broke out. He shared stories of how the bridges connecting Seoul were destroyed and thousands upon thousands of people were stranded. He shared stories of poverty, hunger, sickness, suffering, and even death... And then, he just stared at the memorial. At the statues. At the soldiers. And I could tell he was fighting back some tears. He went on to say how grateful he was for the American soldiers who fought another country's war. He went on to say, "I'm here because of them. We're here because of them." He was actually so moved by the memorial that he walked towards the assigned "Park Ranger" on site and kept profusely saying, "Thank you so much for helping us. Thank you so much for helping us." Umm, I'm not quite sure if the younger Park Ranger knew what to do.  He eventually nervously and awkwardly Say hello to our mesmerizing moon. Recently met an astronomer who had his big toy telescope that allowed us to take photos using the smartphone. Desert hiking. Made it. Barely. But worth it. Such are many of life's challenges. Sabbath. Soaking in a desert sunset. A new experience and interestingly, very spiritual. Happy Earth Day. Enjoyed this epic hike through the woods last weekend with my family. "You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” - Isaiah 55:12 Soaking in this view and taking a moment to pray for our nation.

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