Margaret emegrated to Canada from Northern Ireland, her father starting again at fifty to provide a more stable life for his family. Adjusting was difficult, but relationships were built, and she looked forward to the future.
At 55, she is happily remarried, retired, and the mother of four adult children. She has discovered that happiness occurs during those quiet moments between life’s chaos, where we appreciate the journey and those we love. No matter how often you get knocked down, you must get back up because happiness is just around the corner. Happiness is a practice. Resilience and optimism take work. We are not born knowing how to overcome difficulty; we practice and learn.