My grandchildren have been staying with us. My daughter has moved back from Holland to England. They haven’t seen her for a while.
Today we are taking them back to my daughter and they will see their new house.
My granddaughter is seven years old. I asked her whether she was excited today (not having seen her mummy for a while). She said she was. I asked her what she was most excited about – expecting something about her mum or her new house. She told me:
‘I’m excited about being able to breathe air.’
Perhaps we should wake up excited about the mundane wonders of life – like being able to breathe.