Recovering Farquhar has the greatest gift of all - his life
Ryan Farquhar is a lucky man, which might sound strange to say about someone who nearly died after a motorbike racing accident earlier this year, and who is still facing a long road to recovery.
But his good fortune is that he survived, that he will spend a Christmas some feared he would never see with his wife Karen and two young daughters.
There are times when you have to take a perspective on your blessings. Most of us would not like to be wracked with pain and, in all probability, forced to give up doing what we passionately love. That is what faces Ryan at the moment. But then he still has the greatest present of all, his life.