The wondrous threads of loving close connection have such amazing power to make all things better, soothe the aches and bruises of long days, give energy where it was failing and hope where it was fading. To have found that growing in the beginning of the autumn of my life, makes everything about spring even more glorious.
"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed." --Storm Jameson
"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." ~Joseph Addison