Today I turn 45.
I am grateful to be grateful.
Life used to be something that I endured.
But now life is something I treasure.
I know what it means and what this is all about.
It is simple really, life is about learning to love myself.
As I learn to love myself, love for you just naturally occurs on its own.
When I was angry, full of hate and distrust, and could only see all the things wrong with the world, it was only because I was angry at myself. I hated myself and could only see all the things that were wrong with me.
Facing up to that darkness was the turning point, and not something I did willingly.
I just woke up one day and came face to face with it, and one of us had to go.
I was done.
So today on my 45th birthday I love you to the extent that I love myself, and I love myself today more than ever.
This I know from tangible evidence that is all around me now.
Learn to love yourself, and then learn to love yourself a little bit more.
This really is all that matters.