It was the morning for our Strugglers meeting this morning. We meet once a month - have a period of Silence and then discuss whatever comes up. This morning our main topic sprang from a Lecture one of our group had heard on radio - a talk about Joy and Happiness. Of how Joy is a momentary thing - a sudden burst - whereas happiness is a state of being which might last much longer if we are lucky enough.
We could think of all kind of examples of joy - up here in The Dales it is often something as simple as a sudden burst of sunlight across the Dale, lighting up a beautiful tree or view; or it might be the first view of a new grandchild; the list is endless. Happiness, on the other hand, is more of a state maybe when things go right for us and we are going through a good patch in our lives, or when someone whom we love has been ill and is suddenly much better and we are able to pick up the pieces and resume our lives. We all have our own interpretations - all I can say is the more we have the luckier we are in these dark days.
Real warm sunshine on and off today -not all day but now and then. Out for lunch to our group lunch at The Old School House (where our U3A meetings are held) - held every fortnight. Today it was Toad in the Hole with mash and peas, followed by rice pudding - and a nice chat (we never run out of things to talk about).
Time now to take Tess for her last walk - she has been on a long walk with her dog-walker today so will only need a short walk now. See you tomorrow.