Today I was thinking about how much I want a man in my life, when it occurred to me how fortunate I am.
- I have an amazing kid
- I have a job that I am passionate about
- I have an apartment downtown that is rent geared to income
- I have money left over at the end of each month to buy not only things that I need but some things that I want
- I get the summers off and 2 weeks at Christmas as well as March break
- I am relatively healthy
- I look great for a woman turning 50 this year
- I had a great childhood, without abuse
- My parents were still together after 51 years of marriage when my mum died in 2004
- I do not come from a dysfunctional family
- I got a great education in an English co-ed boarding school
- After being a single mum on welfare for a few years, I was awarded a scholarship and was able to further my education for free and build the foundation of my career
- I live in a city that is tolerant of all people; their colour, their sexual orientation, their religion, their political views, their traditions
- I have family and friends who support me in times of need
- I have food in my kitchen and money in my bank account
I guess we are often blinded by what we don’t have or what we think we need to see how lucky we really are.
I am grateful for the wonderful life I am living, but having someone to share it with would surely make it more meaningful.