Putting things into perspective

Life has been very good to me when I really think about it. I have a great wife, job, house, and I am still playing hockey. I have had a lot of success playing hockey. That is great considering I was never an athlete and I never could really contribute in a team sport. I am getting the opportunity to do that now. I enjoy IT work. I am passionate about working with technology and am really motivated to do a good job. Lastly, my wife is amazing. We have differences, but every couple does and we will hit 10 years of marriage this year.

I guess I am titling this “putting things in perspective” because that’s what I am doing. For all the challenges I have had, they are small compared to the big picture. I am so fortunate to have so many good things going for me its amazing. I am not a special person. I am just fortunate to have many things going for me.

This season, all my hockey teams are doing well. I have won every game I have played in the last few weeks. I didn’t play my best last week, but I am allowed to have a bad game here or there. My team was good enough to bail me out of my really bad game with Malys. I really couldn’t stop a good shot and we found ourselves down 4-1 in the first period. We came back and won 7-4 after I regained my composure. My Marketlab team also won their game on Thursday. We are doing better than I could have imagined considering we lost so many players from last seasons championship run.

I really have been down a little on myself. I found some old pictures of friends that I once knew but are now gone. I suppose as I get older this kind of thing happens, but I didn’t expect it to start so soon. Its the memories of the friends I used to have but lost contact with that don’t hurt as much as the ones that are gone forever. I will be back to my normal self eventually.