My name is Terry Daniel McDonald. Please call me Daniel. The very name my Mother fought for to keep me from being Terry Jr. - a story for another day.
Being on this site is new to me, but I’m looking to embrace change. Much like I adapted to regular work outs, reading, and studying, my interest in politics, history, science, religion, philosophy and music has grown. And I love writing. Under scrutiny, though, will my words be accepted as truth?
Well, in my profile picture my smile was sincere; my Dad was visiting. Once he was unreachable, a source of shattered expectations, but so much has changed.
Some time back I received an apology from a person who’d wronged me. Initially I scowled but then I worked to separate thought and emotion. When I did that, I felt his sincerity and a thought struck me: “If I give up and don’t forgive him, will others do the same to me?”
That brought me here, with the hope of finding friends who I can connect and share with. I truly value learning from relationships and growing as a result of them. But I also desire to help, to serve, to be a source of inspiration, if possible.
I’ve made mistakes. I accept the consequences. However, who I was does not fairly reflect the person I am today. The past is gone. All I can do is strive to pave a more dignified future. I’d be honored if you’d join me.
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