Yesterday morning after dropping S at nursery, I went for a long walk. I had to drop some paperwork off on the far side of town, and I thought it better to do it first thing rather than have to disrupt my work later in the day.
It was a beautiful sunny morning, and as I walked along the tow path by the river, I passed a lot of fed-up, Monday-morning-ish looking people walking the other way. I found myself feeling pretty lucky to be able to enjoy the sunshine without having to sit in an office all day.
On my way home I bumped into several people I'd not seen for a while, and also had a lovely conversation with a neighbour. He's been retired for 20 years or so and we often see him out and about. We were talking about money and happiness, and how the two aren't necessarily linked.