Well I've debated this blog entry in my head for a few days now. I could explain why but because my blog is reflective of my life and of those around me whom I care about it is difficult.
I would like to point out, or perhaps highlight for newer readers, that this blog started to form some 18 months ago as a way to communicate with friends over the progression of a terminal illness. Since then it has become so much more and has been referred to by others as an inspiration, a comfort and a glimmer of hope. John F. Kennedy once said, "We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes".
That's where I am at right now I guess. I am hopeful. Hopeful of a future that is as bright and as sunny as these past few days. There are many reasons for this renewed hope, including the weather, a change of attitude and a chance meeting at a business function recently.
I've pondered whether the chance meeting is a chance meeting or fate playing it's part. There is little doubt that it is fate. The circumstances and situations around us both are complex and, had this chance meeting happened just one month earlier then it may not have been significant but right now, attending that one business event has had a significant affect on my life.
I am trying not to be cryptic, it is simply that someone has come in to my life and reminded me what it is like to live, to smile and to be happy again. I feel and hope the feeling is reciprocated and right now I am enjoying this new phase of my life.
Is it a happy ending to a tale about a terminal illness or is it a new beginning.... hopefully it will be both.
A few months ago I could never have imagined being in this situation, with a chance to take a second bite of the happiness cherry but here I am on unfamiliar territory, a happy place. I could go on but I wont, for now.
Aside from that snippet of info things are normal. I say snippet but for me it is very important. For a start it features here, there's so much trivia I censor from my blog so yes, this is more than a fleeting fad.... I hope.
Work this week has been OK, a lot of meetings and quite a lot of stuff to sort through really but it has been OK. My "reward" came today in the form of a networking lunch at the Midland Hotel a fancy hotel, and a fancy schmancy lunch too. I really like it there and Steve always reminded me how it is where Mr Rolls met Mr Royce. They've had loads of famous guests and to me it is the type of place you host a function where you are looking to impress people. It's just lovely. Apart from that though it is next door to Steve's old office,it was odd walking past there but it felt good too. Good that it didn't "creep me out" or make me feel uneasy, it simply brought a warm smile and happy memories so again this re-assures me that life is getting better, so much so in fact I have to pinch myself sometimes to check if its real. It is and I am!
Have a great weekend whatever you're up to xxx