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!