Always look on the bright side of life.

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you’re chewing on life’s gristle
Don’t grumble, give a whistle
And this’ll help things turn out for the best…

I am married to possibly the most optimistic man of all time, many times during our relationship we have been in varying degrees of the brown and smelly stuff and each time I’ve worried or panicked about it he has assured me it will be fine. This includes the time we sat on a park bench debating our future, with a 10 week old baby, no-where to live in the UK, no income in the UK as he was self employed and had lost a big contract and a mortgage that we had to pay in a country we had only spent just over 2 weeks in. We had had a plan, and this was not it! We came to the conclusion that we were more stuffed than ever before, I laughed (in a slightly manic hysterical way) and Aaron said… “Trust me, it’ll all be fine”   (it was, we suddenly took the plunge and moved to our new apartment six weeks later!)

I asked him what he was basing that response on, how on earth could it possibly be fine this time. The response, as ever was “it just will, it always is eventually’   To be fair, Aaron is generally a lucky b***ger and so far it has eventually always turned out fine, if not really good!  My worry is that one day his luck will run out. 

I think many people would believe the same – but Aaron is 110% sure that his luck will never run out – and I think maybe it’s his attitude that means it’s true….. which is handy as last week he lost his job which now leaves neither of us working in a country where we don’t speak the main language and neither of us really know the best way to go about finding work.  It’s often said “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” and that is very true here in Cyprus. 

He is, as usual annoyingly calm about the situation, which winds me up but is fine. I realise that both of us cannot run around in a panic.  Looking at things rationally maybe this is a good thing, maybe this means we will end up in an even better situation than before eventually, and I think you make your own luck anyway, after all…..

“Destiny is not a matter of chance – it is a matter of choice, it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved”