A reflection

I haven´t written any posts in 3 months. All I can say is that I´ve been very busy. At times when I could´ve written an article or two, I was too busy savouring favourable moments to share them publicly. I still have a degree of reluctance to share intimate achievements or experiences. The best of times are sometimes best kept close to the heart.

What I´m keen to express is that I´m happy to be alive. Great times and opportunities have presented themselves to me. Believe it or not, I´m glad for all the let downs, disappointments and betrayals I´ve encountered too. They´ve taught me the importance of putting things into perspective. Those times have given me the opportunity to forgive. There is nothing more liberating than to be given a hard hand, to have been cheated or lied to and then to continue through life, unscathed and without a taste of bitterness. Foes teach us how to become man. To become man one must know not only what to do but what not to do and how not to behave. Most importantly, a successful man cannot carry on through life holding grudges as they get heavier as time passes on.

It´s the hard times that make the good times so much more enjoyable. If all I was ever given had been nice apples then I would have never recognised nor appreciated the best ones.

Enough about unfavourable circumstances. I have had far too many blessings in my life that would make any misfortunes seem irrelevant. I´m so thankful for my loved ones around me. If it weren´t for my family and my beautiful fiancee, I wouldn´t be at the place I am now.

I look forward to a great year. I´m very optimistic about what it shall bring. I look forward to reflecting with content each and every day before I go to sleep. I was fortunate last year to meet so many great and honest people. My only hope is that I remain close to them this year and if I can be so lucky, to meetmore people with great minds and souls.