How many of these things do you read? Journals, diaries, blogs, whatever you wanna call them? I can't get enough of them. Mine is the most boring of all. One day, maybe my life will be adrenaline packed with adventures in all sorts of exotic locations, but for now my life is day-in and day-out. But I am happy, and that's something that not a lot of people can say.
Are there things that I'm not happy with in my life? Sure, but I am working to change every single one of them. If you're one of those people who complain about their lot in life but never get off your ass to make anything better then you're just getting what you deserve. It's all about the fighters baby, and you know it.
So, on the day when love is supposed to be in the air (although it's never really been anything I've fully understood or looked into, what the hell is the deal with this valentine guy anyway?) I got thinking about times when I've been happiest - they are pretty varied, and not all of them involve love or romance (in the top 5 is totally Disneyland when I was 9 - still best holiday ever, perfect age to go). Events flash through your mind like photographs in an album that doesn't get opened too often - I'm not one for looking back - my first kiss, first time i fell in love, sitting on the beach with friends watching the sun go down, seeing some of my favourite music being played by my heroes while we jumped around like idiots, parties when i was a teenager when we had nothing in the world to worry us, seeing my nephews and niece grow up to be the coolest people I know, pretty much every summer evening bbq ever, early gigs when we sucked, shows on tour where hundreds of kids jumped because we made them, nervous nights sleeping in our van, walking through the little town where we live at 3am when the roads are dead and chatting about life, those dates where the conversation never stops and it's just easy.
In short, I am lucky and I know it. I've been born and raised into a cool family in a nice part of the world, but I'm trying every day not to take it for granted.
Make sure you take some time today to think when you were happy, and promise yourself that you're gonna do whatever it takes to make new memories that are even better sometime soon.
Good luck - although I hope you don't need it,