What I am about to write is in no way meant to be "tooting me own horn". It is not meant to make myself appear superior to anyone else.
No, it is a reminder to myself that my daily life becomes better and better with the understanding that there is good all around me.
Looking back to the hell of last year I see things now that I did not realize then.
- I have a strong and close knit family. I love my children and wife dearly and when I was at my lowest point.. they were there for me.
- I have an awesome job. I love the work that I do and I do a good job. People rely on me and seek out my opinion and guidance. I have a close working relationship with the managers, directors and supervisors.
In fact, speaking of the economy my family has had little to no impact. We live simply, our entertainment includes board games, video games, a NetFlix account.
The wife creates the best dishes from the most basic staples, so shopping has not changed for us.
And the kids are doing awesome in their home schooling... being that they are dyslexic the work books we bought have vastly helped their reading ability and my eldest two are able to test. Something I never could do and I did not realize I am dyslexic until a couple of months ago. I wish I had known this... I would have been able to get help and do better in school.
The wife is lovely as ever... she is thoughtful, kind, patient, understanding, smart, witty and she can keep up the alcohol consumption with me.
Fellas, let me tell you... I don't drink to get drunk... I drink to get a nice warm buzz and then I only drink to maintain it. The wife is a pro at this as well... it is good to always have someone who drinks with you, watches action movies with you, is just as goofy as you.
Her strength helps me.