So, here I am at my Lakeside Home and I have to say that it is much nicer now that the ice has melted off the water.
I can look out my window and see Canada Geese, ducks, small black birds and who knows what else all enjoying the water.
In short, spring and thus life has returned to the little storm water pond that I call my Lakeside Home.
It is a bit of nature in the middle of the industrial park that is my Eastern Home. It is a bit of a delusion to think of this as my Lakeside Home, but that is the key to happiness.
It is finding things that are good in the midst of the bad. It is figuring out how to look at things to see the good in the mountain of bad that faces us each day.
All we can do is find a way to make things work and do the best with what we have. Being happy is not being up and chipper all the time but simply being okay with now.
You cannot enjoy the high moments unless you have experienced the low moments. You cannot truly know the light until you have known the darkness.
So, I can and will enjoy the loveliness of spring and the life that it brings because I have known winter and the bitterness and emptiness that it brings.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!