"Today is a day to feel uplifted and to allow all negativity in your life to fly away into the wide beyond. It is a time to make new resolutions. Dispel all bad thoughts from your head and remove all doubts from your ambitions; disregard any rejections you may have had in the past and instead, gladly accept whatever fortune comes your way. Place your faith in all manner of things and people that you know to be honest and wholesome, and put your love in any place on earth where you can rest your head in peace. Let go of all your negativity and hold on to eternal hope. Resolve to do all these things and happiness will surely follow you for the rest of your days.
The past three years have undoubtedly been the best three years of my life. In December 2010 I met Sheila and instantly knew that I'd found the love of my life. In November, 2011, me and Sheila got married across the road at Haworth Baptist Chapel. During 2013, after experiencing a bout of shingles, two blood tests revealed that I had been harbouring CLL in my body; a terminal cancer for which there is no cure. This was the year when I discovered how many true friends I have. I never before realised how loved I was.
There is no definitive time scale by which to measure my physical demise, but I intend to see as much of this decade out as is humanly possible and with the power of positivism, perhaps see 2020 in. During the past three years, I have been given so much happiness by my wife, family and friends that my New Year's resolution for 2014 is to give back as much happiness as I have been blessed to receive and also to remind myself that I do not travel my final journey alone. Thank you all for being there for me when I most needed you. A happy and peaceful New Year to you all." William Forde: January 1st, 2014.