Finding the joy in life
The to-do list continues to lack ticks. It seems I am not the only person on go slow this week as nobody is getting back to me, about anything! It was a hot and frustrating day, but there was a wonderful finale.
My lovely sister treated me, my mum and her partner to a night at the opera! We went to see La Boheme and it was divine. Everybody needs a little beauty in their life and granted, the arts are not cheap, but you don’t have to go to the Royal Opera House to be moved.
We’re in July now and the plan is to ease back on work a bit so that I can take my dad to his radiotherapy sessions. He must go daily for a month initially, and from what I can gather it is going to be arduous. I am terrified of what’s to come, but of course, I cannot share that with him.
I’ve urged him to spend a bit of his savings on doing things he loves with dear friends. He loves opera too. And musicals. Meals out, country walks and scones with jam and cream. We have so much in common!
I ran into a neighbour yesterday (literally) who was on his way to a funeral. His business partner died at the age of 51 of a pulmonary embolism. Just like that. Out of the blue. It makes you think, doesn’t it?
Lately, I don’t give a hoot if I make a million or not and actually, I don’t think I ever did. It just seemed like a nice idea at the time. I do care about wringing every last drop of pleasure out of life though and cherishing my friends and family. Don’t get me wrong, money is ALWAYS a most welcome companion. Did you hear that money? I love you really…
Life’s short, so let’s have some fun!