Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I possess…
Don’t worry I’m not going to go on all day and all night like Ken Dodd did on stage, but recent events did bring the words of his famous song to mind! One of the greatest sources of happiness is seeing people and plans grow, it certainly has been for me.
Kids become adults and then parents, apprentices and trainees become key members of the team, a few customers grow to form the basis of a great business, and all these events give me great happiness and satisfaction.
But what about our amazing Queen Elizabeth? She didn’t get a choice with her role and, whether you are royalist or loyalist, I am sure you will all agree she has done an amazing job. Sadly now however, probably one of the last great-grandchildren she will get to see grow up, will do so from a distance. Never mind all the costs and all the protocol, just consider the simple things that all grandparents look forward to, seeing the latest generation grow up. I for one know that the thought of a grandchild of mine moving to another county, never mind continent, would be a very sad day. By the same token, no one can live their life unhappy, for the sake of someone else, so it’s just a very sad situation, and one that in my opinion, the Queen doesn’t deserve.
“I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.” Queen Elizabeth II