The Secret Of Happiness

There are good things about returning home to England – yesterday I went out for a pub meal and a couple of pints of ale to celebrate my birthday!

I also got a card from my big sister with a Chinese proverb on the front:

If you want to be happy for a short time, get drunk; happy for a long time, fall in love; happy for ever, take up gardening.

Inside, my sister had written her conclusion… ‘so, a married gardener who gets drunk occasionally should have a very happy life’.

As someone who is married (to a woman I love) and enjoys plants, I think she’s not far off the truth. Although I’d probably put writing – and having people read and appreciate my books – as a key ingredient for true happiness!

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3 responses to “The Secret Of Happiness”

  1. Maddie Cochere says :

    Very nice post. 🙂 Happy Birthday!

  2. C. L. Parson says :

    Gardening sounds wonderful. I have a black thumb so I an envious of your skill. Keep writing!

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