A good life is just not about a visit to the shops,|
oh yes, there's retail therapy, a spend-up can be tops.
But lifestyle is about much more, as when the spending ends,
the day to day, the setting suns, on more than this depends.
To feel a certain peace inside, to smell the morning dew,
appreciating life outside, and how it can renew.
The presence of a friendly face, the kindness from a stranger,
our faithful celebrations, baby Jesus in a Manger.
The special things in life are cheap, but priceless are they too,
we hear the sound of memories, they comfort me and you.
Material, those things we buy, a momentary gift,
the real possession we must earn, our hearts enjoy the lift.
The love within a family, support when things turn sour,
the helping hand, the caring band of friends who save the hour.
These are the treasures in our life, they save us from ourselves,
when life is hell, they never tell, but give all of themselves.
I arrived at the airport to return home. Where is your Passenger Locator Form? What? You can√???√??√?¬¢??t fly without it. I called my daughter and within minutes she had produced what I needed and sent me a PDF file which I produced at the checking-in desk! Phew! I nearly did not make it home. Without her I would not have made the flight! It was a nightmare and hell visited me. I thought I had everything I needed to fly, but I did not have the one form that stopped me from flying. I curse Covid with a vengeance.
This is a painting of my eldest daughter.