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"My aspiration in life is to be happy"

Happiness is time spent with your friends and with your family. It is time spent laughing and time spent dancing. It is time spent asleep and time spent awake. It is time spent reminiscing...
 Have I yet mentioned money? No.

   You don't need money for happiness, except for perhaps a few bottles of bubbles, the delicious meal, the chocolate and sweets, and the extra few bottles of bubbles to celebrate the first bottle of bubbles. For all this though, you don't need to be rich!
 A rich man is asked "What, Sir, is your aspiration in life?" he replies, "To be more successful and more rich." After years of working hard, when he is more successful and more rich, what is he in himself? Happy. A poor man is asked "What, Sir, is your aspiration in life?" he states, in the words of BeyoncĂ©, "My aspiration in life would be to be happy". What does he feel as soon as he wakes the next day to see the beautiful sun shining from the clear blue sky? Ha…

Grandparents...

He claims his life is mundane, doing the same thing day in day out, living for his grandchildren...well, that may be, but he certainly has some stories does Granddad Mills.

 ...Of holidays in the past, the highway to Spain, a video of an actual journey (and by that I mean every second of his actual journey) along the highway to Spain, with running commentary to add effect along the way, it makes me smile. Many wartime stories- inspirational. Radio recordings of his first wife (my Grandma) wishing him a happy birthday every year in the 80s, when, having been given the knowledge that Granddad was in charge of the erecting shop building aircraft, Ray Moore sarcastically puts 'poor old Chas, slaving away on his tod, in order to get this aircraft built!'
 Many many stories, stories I have heard before, we can all repeat them in our heads word for word while he is telling them, and then a new one crops up and excitement fills the room! Stories well told, and each time they get bett…