So, seen this on lots of blogs, but decided to take part after reading Alyson's 3 reasons post. So here are my 3 reasons to be cheerful.
1. I have a beautiful vibrant and charming daughter who, in spite of a rough start in life and a fair bit of ill health over the past few months is going from strength to strength. She is the reason why I am determined to rid myself of the troubles I'm having at the moment, and spending as much time with her as possible is spurring me on to look at new directions in my professional life.
2. I have a wonderful and supportive partner. He might not be the best at DIY and he might spend a little too much time playing Call of Duty for my liking, but he's always there for me when I need him. He's very caring, extremely intelligent and witty, a great Dad, and I feel very lucky to have found my soul mate in life.
3. Although I'm pretty isolated from friends and family where I live, I have a couple of great friends not too far away who are always there to share giggles and a mocchachino with when needed. My Mum is also always willing to come down and help me out when she knows I am struggling. She is always at the end of the phone, which is a huge comfort. My Dad is a man of few words, but I know that he's there for me too. I have great family and friends, and for that I feel blessed.
So that may be all very cliche and sentimental, but I think most people will acknowledge that it's not what you have or how many holidays you take that's important, but it's the people in your life that keep you strong when things seem a little hopeless.
Initially I thought that I'd be writing my blog in a vacuum of sorts, but I'm so thrilled to have found a community of warm, witty and friendly people and although I love the chance to practice my writing, it's that aspect which makes me feel that now I've started blogging, I don't want to stop.