“Cheer up” they said “it can’t get any worse”. So I cheered up and guess what? It got worse. Well, fortunately for me, I am, by nature, an optimist, albeit a somewhat more cynical one these days. So, when things don’t go according to plan, I look afresh at what is happening, reassess the situation and carry on; sometimes on the same track and sometimes on a slightly different one. What I try not to do is let what is happening change those things that I hold to be dear. It’s a modus operandi that has served me well for many years. Not that I haven’t changed; I have enormously. Having not been dealt the best of hands as a child, I came to the realisation that I didn’t want to continue living the life that I’d been given. So I did something about it with very positive results. OK, so what is my point today?
Well, there are occasions when what happens is totally beyond your control. I speak, of course, of times when there are people in high office who might be more gainfully employed in a circus, along with the other clowns. So, yes, I am worried. However, I spent my formative years during the Cold War and equally worrying times. Indeed one of my small claims to fame was that I was in the army marking up the War Room map during the Cuban missile crisis. Scary times indeed with nuclear war probably being avoided when one side blinked.
So, what do I plan to do now? Well, the answer is straightforward. I will continue to live my life as I was brought up to do by an aunt and uncle who took me into their family when I was a child; the lovely Doreen and Bill. They brought us children up to help others and do what we thought was right. And with them in mind, I have cheered up immediately.