There was a time when I would do ten things before breakfast and not think anything of it…there was a time… No more. It has been almost ten years since I under went a significant life change and so I find myself in reflective mood. Today, an old friend of mine joined me in the late 50’s club and I passed on my best wishes to him as we all do nowadays via Facebook. His reply has made me think about the last ten years – have I had as many positive outcomes as I could have over that time?
Well I am still here which of course is the most positive outcome of the lot. I have made new friends and enjoyed a life over that period I had never even thought possible just a few months before my life changed. My son has been very successful academically and appears to be happy with his life and wife. There have been losses along the way and people I had made friends with have dropped out of my life which again is part of the rich tapestry of life. Perhaps the most personal growth I have shown in the last ten years is that I now can draw and paint with a certain amount of skill and reward. So almost ten years on I am in a good place, not very well off compared to some but far richer than most of the humans on this world. I guess my old friend was right after all.