My Own Conflicts

My wife’s health has taken a turn for the worse and making her life the best it can be is my primary goal. I still want to work on my films and stories.

My feelings about my work are conflicted. On one hand, I feel like any work I do takes time and effort away from my wife. On the other hand, I feel it is important to have a focus on positive things. I do gain satisfaction from my work that I believe will give me more strength when my wife needs it. Nevertheless, I still feel guilty when I work on my projects.

I have decided that I will try to do some work on my projects. Naturally, with my main focus on my wife, I will need to interrupt my projects frequently. I will have to choose my projects carefully, so that they are projects I can drop and pick up again. I already have many unfinished projects.

Many artists use the trials in their lives as fodder for their work. I can’t do that now; maybe I never will. My post last week generated a higher than normal level of interest, so maybe I can take direction from that.

The important thing is to seek happiness and contentment as much as we can. In the past when I had troubled times I used to say to myself, “Find an excuse to be happy everyday, even if it was only for a minute.”


  1. You have your priorities straight. The movie making is a break you need. All the best. Helen

    • Thanks. It means a lot.

  2. James
    It is important to find time to focus on other things to let you take a rest from your trials. Look at it as your own recuperation. Keep your sanity as well as that of Myreil.

    • Thanks Kwok

  3. Hi James
    Lily Ann and I want to wish you and Myreil all our love and Happy Thoughts.
    Looking for a happy thought sometimes is not as easy as it sounds but it is amazing how it helps.
    Watch light hearted / funny movies will also help.
    Love Ya
    Keith H.

    • Thanks.

      We will try.

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