In spite of everything, I can't help but smile thinking about how lucky I am. I have the most amazing family to give me advice, cook dinner, and watch out for my little guy, who is the light of my life. I have incredible friends who are always willing to listen and never judge. Having a great job doesn't hurt, either.
"Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have."
It sounds pretty simple, but a great family is not to be taken for granted these days. I'm not talking about having a mother and father who have been married for 40 years. If your mom and dad have loved each other that long, that's great, but as I've seen first-hand, that does little to make you a good person. It's really about having parents who are happy--whether their still married, single, or remarried--and who are a good example to their kids.