Workers of the world, be damned glad that you have jobs; lots of folks don’t these days.

But that’s not what I’m going to talk about today; no rants, just happy thoughts today. Yippee! Why so happy? Well, this past year has just zoomed by, as they all seem to do after 45 or so. Regardless of that, though, I’m damned glad to have been here to enjoy it; no matter its apparent velocity.

What was I doing last year at this time? Hmm… oh yeah, I remember. I was DYING, godammit! I was doing the manly thing, you know. I was sitting at home saying to myself, “It’s nothing. I’ll be better soon.” Uh-huh. Sure I will. When that tall dude in the black robes carrying that farming implement makes an appearance in my bedroom doorway, it’s time to go seek some medical assistance. I did just that one year ago. Here’s why I had to do it.

After a short stay in the hospital, I came out a new man. They couldn’t really explain why I had the issues I had at that time, but they did fix me. That’s what matters most to me, of course. It was a life-changing event. So, that’s why I’m so happy today. I’m just happy that I woke up breathing. These days I’m thankful for the simple things that most folks take for granted. Life is REALLY, REALLY short, folks.

Try to enjoy EVERY minute that you have here in this place. Here’s hoping you’re lucky enough to have many minutes to enjoy.



About V. T. Eric Layton

vtel57, Nocturnal Slacker

2 responses »

  1. What an excellent thing to be excited about too! Nice to have you around for another year too, BTW! 😉

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