Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Giving Thanks

Warning: The following blog post may contain preachy material.

Over the last few months I've realised that my life isn't quite as bad as I thought it was. Granted, it was a mess a few months ago, but recently I've metaphorically fixed a lot of metaphorically broken things in my life. I've sorted out a lot of money problems, I've learned to cook, I've learned that I can learn to do things I thought I couldn't and I shouldn't be afraid of learning. I get on much better with my family (particularly now I don't live with them). I've learned not to worry about people not liking me. Not even I can please them all.


Life is on the up for Mr Tuckey. Appropriately, as my blog is about my life, my blog is also back on the up after a minor downturn. I have a few people to thank for that- the readers, obviously, but a group of helpful people who've retweeted this blog. You should follow them.

Kora Peters (11K)
Jayla Diamond (33K) 

Stats are of follower counts at the time of tweeting. Respect, ladies.

On the subject of giving thanks, here's a reading I performed at my sister's wedding recently. Colossians 3 v12-17

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

I fully realise that nothing in the world screams “cock block” more than quoting the bible. But I just wanted to point out a correlation: I have more to be thankful for than porn stars publicising my blog. I'm in good health, I've got a small sum in the bank, good friends- fallouts aside- a very modest but comfortable and reasonably safe home, and a loving and an unwaveringly supportive family. I've now even got a brother-in-law who's a totally sound guy.

Yeah, I've no girlfriend myself, but I've also got no earache, no unplanned children, no obligations to one particular person and no STIs.

It's time to focus on that OTHER goal in life- getting my name known as a writer. Stay tuned. Things are happening.

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