Happiness, Painswick, Rococo Gardens, Snowdrops
There has been a lot in the UK press recently about the newly published results of a study into happiness. Called the ‘Happy now report’, it suggests that the happiest ages are 16 and 70.
I’ve written before about when I was 16, “Back in ‘63” and it certainly was a good year for me.
And, now that I’m just over 70, I have to say that I am happy more often than not. Like everyone, I’ve had my share of ‘ups and downs’ over the years. I have grieved for family members and close friends who have passed away. I live with chronic illness and pain. I worked hard for most of my life and I have a very simple home. But my happiness is not based on anything physical, financial or material. It is based entirely on spending time with friends, family, or my dog…
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