Just lately I've found myself feeling happy. This shouldn't be a huge surprise as I've been lucky enough to spend most of my life in a state of happiness. However, this last year has felt hard. But, I've realised that is because my perception has been wrong.
A) This time last year I had a job that I loved whereas I now have a job that I complete. But, at least, I am lucky enough to have a job - and a well paid one at that!
B) The year has been tough in terms of relationships. But, whilst things may not have turned out how I have wished, I have some wonderful memories of times that I spent with a lovely lady.
C) I have on going issues with the ex-wife that are impacting upon my ability to be the father that I want to be. But, at least I am always striving to be that father. I may not be perfect but I am me - and I would do absolutely anything for my little ones.
Today, I walked around Birmingham, a City I have known all my life, and saw beauty where I once would have seen decay.
Life is beautiful!