Seeing his heartbroken family, saying their last goodbyes, was incredibly hard. So today's reasons to be cheerful is all about my family, back to basics, as a tribute to him.
Firstly I am always thankful that both of my parents are alive, and in reasonably good health. I speak to them, almost, daily. Both of them have been seriously ill in the past, so I never take for granted how lucky I am.
I am eternally grateful for the man I married. I adore him, he adores me, it's that simple. I believe when you find the one, it isn't hard. You'll go through hard times, you grow through them and it becomes easy. If you know some of the crap my gorgeous husband puts up with, you'd shake his hand!
My relationship with my, soon to be, 17 year old. This morning he was late going to college, because we got talking. We talked about horror films, religion, funny pictures.........random stuff, suddenly an hour had gone by!? He makes me laugh until I can barely breathe, and puts up with my madness (The other day, we spent the day texting back and forth, about Quiche!?).
The way my, soon to be, 12 year olds face lights up, when he laughs. The, very rare, genuine cuddles he gives, they are incredibly precious. The utter relaxed joy, on his handsome face, when he plays guitar. His talent astounds me on a daily basis.
My youngest boys smile, he is always happy. When something affects him, and upsets him, it would take a heart of stone not to be moved. He brings joy to every room he enters.
I am truly blessed to have as much love as I have in my little house.
There can be no better reason to be cheerful.