Do you have someone in your life who prevents you from taking life too seriously? Someone who, despite all your best efforts not to give-in, makes you laugh even when you're trying make a deep and meaningful point?
And this is a page a made about one such 'OK, you win, I'm smiling' conversations which took place between us recently:
- when I'd been listening all I could think about was if I was stranded, injured, cold and lost somewhere, just hoping to be found ... how exactly I would feel if some barking dogs came dashing around a corner to 'save' me.
Anyway ... later that night ...
"You need to get a little coat ... like the dogs." he said, looking at me with his 'I know, I'm impertinent ... but I'm funny with it' face.
And I laughed. And suddenly it didn't seem like such an issue any more.
... what's not to smile about when you've just been handed on a plate a perfectly valid excuse to go and buy a new jacket?
Whether you're working from home, from a desk or from a cold forest surrounded by well-dressed dogs, I hope you have a happy week ahead.