As bad as my finances are right now, I am very thankful for a loving, supportive wife and a comfortable home filled with love and laughter. I fill my day with music and, thanks to Howie and Lynn, I now have an iPod so I can take my music wherever I go. In August, I got a kayak and have spent countless hours paddling on the Kankakee River, taking photos and enjoying the beauty and wonder of Nature. It's been good exercise as well. I've trimmed about 12 pounds. It's also been good for my spirits. Regular kayaking trips have worked wonders for my depression.
Yes, life is very difficult, yet life is good. I am very grateful that at age 56, I am still active, still healthy, still learning, and still enjoying life.