I actually wrote the bulk of this June 15th, 2011 as a Facebook post.  Oddly enough I am currently without a job again.

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I may not have a job, live in a mansion, drive an expensive car or be extraordinarily wealthy, but I may truly be the richest person in the world.

I’ve been through good times and bad, been homeless, been a pawn between fighting parents, struggled through college and mediocre jobs, thought that I’d never get out of debt, worried about making ends meet, even worried about putting food on the table, worried that I’d never find true love, lived through the unexpected death of the love of my life, been laid off from a great job, worried about being an unemployed single parent with a kid in college, but somehow I have made it through. It’s hard to imagine life being much better.

I’m really no different from anyone else – I’ve just been around long enough to understand the meaning of the saying, “this too shall pass” and to appreciate the good and the bad in life because without the balance of the yin and yang we can not be complete. The understanding and acceptance of that balance is what brings us inner peace.

It’s the people in my life, past and present, that fulfill me – not the things in my life – well, except my camera, my dog and my motorcycle of course.  😉

I suspect there will be more worries and struggles in the future, but something tells me I will get though them as well.

Chins up everyone. The sun will rise and set again tomorrow and it’s up to each of us to see the beauty of the new day – rain or shine.