There are so many reasons to be sad or angry or even bitter during the "Festive season" and I don't know about you but sometimes I find all the joviality and excitement just plain annoying, especially when there is so much to be down about. Every other song on the radio is a Christmas song that either irritates me because it's so cheerful or it depresses me because it's so - well - depressing. When I think about the BIG DAY itself I initially think how glad I am to be working for the first half of the day and then I worry how down and miserable I will feel when I spend the rest of the day with my wife and her family while trying to paint on a smile so that I don't spoil things for them.
"BUT, WHY SHOULD I BE SO MISERABLE?"
I have a decent job. I have a lovely new home. I have an amazing wife who has given me so much support especially these last couple of years. I am, according to my doctor, fit and healthy and having just passed my seventh anniversary for stopping smoking, I intend to stay that way. I can guarantee that my Dad would't want me to mope around feeling sorry for myself and neither would any of the other people I loved but are no longer here, so I won't. There are so many people worse off than I am, many of whom are on this site and there is actually a lot for me to be grateful and thankful for, not least of which are some wonderful people who I have met here.
So on that note can just wish everyone all the very best for the future and ---------
HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!
You will all be in my thoughts over the next couple of weeks.