I have lived more than half a century. In that time I have felt joy, sadness, anger, anxiety and a myriad of other emotions. Each one of them has left its mark on me in some way. I have suffered cuts and bruises, breaks and sprains. My journey is painted on my soul, on my heart and on my face. It is a badge of honour I wear with pride.
There are scars on my body and laugh lines around my eyes. I have immersed myself in my life and it was one hell of a ride! The truth of the matter is I am not done yet! There are places to go, people to see and actions to take. I’m having the time of my life in the moment I am experiencing right now. When I was a child I always looked forward to what I was hoping would happen. Now from the luxury of distance I look back on my childhood fondly. I grew up in an era when I was allowed to be a child. I played without fear of pedophiles and nuclear bombs. I grew up in blissful ignorance. I didn’t grow up until I had to. I look at children today and I’m so sorry that they seem to be missing the idyllic freedoms I had.
I live with a degenerating disease. Okay that is a fact. I find joy in my life almost every day. That too is a fact. (Yes there are some days when I am really, really not happy.) I think my eyes are too close together, my nose is too big, my hips are . . . . you get the picture. What is more important than all of that is the fact that I like myself. I happen to think that I am a very nice person. Yes I do have a somewhat twisted sense of humour but that is just fine with my friends. I am loyal to those I care about and I care deeply about those that matter. Joy is a word that describes a feeling. Delight, happiness and pleasure also describe feelings that I experience. I take great joy in my friends, my cat, my family, the world in general, with several notable exceptions of course. I will not use the words which would describe about how I feel towards some individuals, it would completely change your impression of me!
The point is I like most of the circumstances of my life. Not all of them. I’ll bet you don’t like everything about your life. I concentrate on the matters that give me pleasure, that give me a sense of fulfillment and I file the rest under pending.