Have to break my Lenten fast to share this. It puts a lot of things we get upset about into perspective.
A bloke called Will (won't bother you with detail), part of our family's extended community, wrote this on his Facebook Page on Tuesday.
As I drove home from the beach yesterday, I realised how amazing my life is now. I live in a city I really love, am physically fit and healthy (prolly still a bit mentally deranged), have a lot of amazing friends and family that I love and who care about me, an interesting job I enjoy and am working on research that fascinates me, to name but a few things. It's been a damn long and tortuous road to get here, and the car nearly crashed many times, but I'm right here, right now and I'm going to make the best of that.
I'm intending to have an excellent week, if you are reading this, then we have some connection, however tenuous, and I hope you have an incredible week too.
Will was a young brilliant Doctor working in a Brisbane hospital. A colleague, friend and former classmate of young Dr Ascot. He was so bright he also had a PhD in Maths. Incredibly fit young man in his late 20's, a gym junkie, Will went windsurfing at Brighton on the Redcliffe Peninsula Tuesday afternoon, a day off from his arduous duties of being a hospital registrar. A true life saver on a daily basis. They actually call it kite surfing. He crashed whilst having the time of his life and died alone on the mudflats just offshore. He was like Superman, and a real nice kid to boot.
Life can be short. Enjoy it.