Are you familiar with this book?
I bought it a few days ago and was very glad to see
that the first quote of the collection was by a Greek writer.
How simple and frugal a thing is happiness:
a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier,
the sound of the sea....
All that is required to feel
that here and now is happiness
is a simple, frugal heart.
This hasn't been an easy day for me. A stomach-ache kept me up late
and woke me up several times during the night
and, at work... this day counts in my book as a very bad one; patience? what is that?
Then this amazing shower came and washed all the negativity away!
I'm much better now -and so are my plants, which had a good wash from the city dust.
Happiness is indeed a simple thing!
Then I opened this book and a thought crossed my mind:
at these challenging times for my country,
it's good to remember that there have been people, Greeks, who led the way to many others. Who were inspiring; leaders in their own way,
who made my country famous.
I'm sure there will be more in the future.