"A wise Irish woman once told me that all lasting relationships should be built on a solid foundation of fun and sarcasm, a liberal sprinkling of alcohol, the occasional willingness to be inappropriate in whatever place, the ability to enjoy whatever pleasure takes your fancy, and finished off with a good splashing of shenanigans for everyone who still lives and has still got much to be thankful for!
Everyday of our lives we have something to be thankful for. Today, this loving couple in the photo were thankful that the photographer was behind them instead coming to meet them face on.
For me, it is the arrival of another day and an opportunity to live it that most pleases me. Since April, 2013 when I learned I had terminal leukemia, I have been blessed with family and friends and my beautiful wife and soul mate, Sheila. I have also been blessed with seeing out three more Christmases. I love Christmas; I'm a Christmas person through and through and Christmas, 2016 will represent another landmark for which I am truly thankful.
As we approach Christmas Day, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank my wife, family and friends for all their support over the past year. However strong a person is or thinks they be, they are made infinitely stronger facing any future when they don't regret the past or have any need to ever stand alone. Merry Christmas everyone and God bless you all and your families this Christmas season. xxx." William Forde: December 13th, 2015.