As a shameless idealist, bipolar writer and lover of all matters regarding joy, survival and overcoming adversity, I was moved by Noreen’s writing on contentment in her January Editor’s Note. My life has been riddled with very high ups and very low downs. But I have perceived this to be life’s way of forcing me to learn hard lessons so I may achieve higher and higher rewards. Noreen’s note offered me a fresh perspective. My love for living in the now doesn’t need to be a search for another thrill or climb to the top. Life truly can be happy when it is settled and calm.
REBECCA BITTON, TORONTO