Mark's Dad was a very simple man. He loved his garden & lived very modestly in a little cottage on his own for many years. In many ways he was challenged by his continuing physical decline in health & this left him feeling very frustrated. In other words, he, to us, did seem to be quite an unlucky man. He loved being a Grandad & this always did cheer him up when we went to visit him.
The things that make a difference to a person's life is PMA. Positive mental attitude. If you believe you can get better, even though you have a debilitating illness, if you believe in your own strengths as opposed to focusing on the weakness's of your life, if you are willing to be passionate about something you enjoy doing, & share that passion with the people around you, then you can & will, pull good things towards you.
If you are the kind of person who wear's their heart on their sleeve & you don't hide, even when life presents difficulties then people appreciate your honesty even more.
What I'm saying is I've learnt a lot from this dear old man. I've learnt that you have to try to live everyday to it's fullest potential, no matter what gets thrown your way. You must celebrate life & all it has to offer & most of all you have to believe you are an amazing being & that you can live your life the way you want to. You can do what you love, you don't have to be stuck doing a 9 - 5 that you hate, you are the creator of your life. Stay positive, learn that life is for the here & now & it is for you to live it the best way you can & then you can have all the happiness in the world & amazing moments of wonder.