Me: Do you know the actor Richard E Grant?
Nell: I’m not sure I do.
Me: He lost his beloved wife Joan to cancer in 2021 and knowing how much he would be grieving she challenged him to find a pocketful of happiness in every day.
Nell: A difficult task.
Me: But that’s what he does. He’s overwhelmed by grief but still finds things to make him smile every day.
Nell: Brave man.
Me: I’m going to try and do that too.
Nell: Good for you.
Me: Yesterday was an extremely difficult day. I felt completely lost and spent the day in tears.
Nell: I know you did.
Me: I had to find photos of Alex for the funeral and it completely broke me to see her smiling face and know I will never see it again.
Nell: That’s understandable.
Me: But today I’m determined to find my pocketful of happiness.
Nell: I’m glad.
Me: And it’s Poppy and Dave playing tug of war with the tea towel.
Nell: Are they doing that again?
Me: Yes. Poppy hangs on for dear life and she’s so strong.
Nell: She is.
Me: Dave could win easily but he doesn’t. He just gently pulls.
Nell: I know. David is a very gentle animal.
Me: And sometimes Poppy even wins.
Nell: Yes. She’s always extremely proud when that happens.
Me: And it’s only because Dave lets it happen.
Nell: He likes to make her happy.
Me: Yes. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: How about a nice cup of Earl Grey by the fire?
Me: Do we have one?
Nell: Yes. We don’t really need it but it’s raining and Kev thought you might like it.
Me: I would.
Nell: Sitting with you by the fire is my pocketful of happiness.
Me: Thank you.