My life is going to end. That is inevitable. But living a life that I can be proud of, a life that is meaningful, that is full of compassion and love – that is something I can control. I might not always be successful in doing the right thing (whatever that is), I might think that, at times, my life is spiralling out of control, or that I am in a situation where I do not have choices – but I always do, whether I see them or not.

What do I need to do to look beyond my present circumstances and realise the opportunities life presents to me (and some of those ‘opportunities’ might feel more like disasters when they come along)?