Today I met a guy that I have known for almost my entire life. Local guy. And I realised how lucky I am. I am not in some forced marriage because I made some woman pregnant (BTW, I am not a father of any kids at all) I am not on drugs or booze and I don't have a criminal conviction. I am not mindlessly drunk every weekend.
Proof once again that the Good Lord gives you what you need, not what you want. I survived being poor and sure I am not rich but I am glad to have clawed my way here to where I am. off course no one does it on their own. There are too many people on the way who saw some potential and I am glad for the chance. But I have to say that I am grateful for a mother who cared enough to smack me for being cheeky when I was young. I might have complained how unfair it all was but my mother didn't feel bad about shit. There is nothing wrong with being poor and complaining about it was a sign of a lack of class in her eyes - *smack*
I am very happy that my life seems to be progressing at a rate and in a direction that I could never have imagined and I am sort of glad that life wasn't handed to me on a platter. Gives you new appreciate.