In the grand scheme of things I have had a very good life to date.
The past five years or so have been especially incredible. I have a good job. The museum I manage has been growing and thriving every single year. I have an amazing wife and my kids are truly the best.
My eldest son just bought his first home, on his own, at 22. I have the incredible honour to have my middle son working at my museum as a field technician (withouty my meddling which was hard). His growth and maturity have been truly wondrous to watch and it is fun to watch him pursue his degree in Physical Anthropology and Computer Science. My daughter is such an amazing young woman I cannot begin to spell it all out. Active, a hard worker and supervisor at her job and getting ready for her final year of highschool…what can I say – I am VERY lucky.
I have not had a very bad day in many years.
So when today came as a perfect shitstorm of numerous things that had nothing to do with each other I might have been unprepared.
The only bad thing about a good stretch is losing perspective I suppose.
Today sucked on so many levels it nearly did me in. Really.
But perspective sinks in slowly if you are lucky enough to have it sink in at all.
I will say it again – I have a great home. I have great kids. I have a great wife. I have a great job. I have great employees. I have great sisters, brothers and inlaws. SO. MUCH. GREAT.
With these things I can deal with VERY BAD. With these things I can deal with SHITSTORM. With these things I am truly lucky no matter what comes.
Thanks for listening.