"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A treat for Christmas

Yesterday I ordered a book from Amazon - a Christmas treat for me. I ordered it with free postage, which takes 2 to 4 working days, so of course I didn't expect to see it until well after Christmas. However, Santa and his elves must have been on the job as, believe it or not, it arrived this morning. (Or maybe I've had another Rip van Winkle moment and it is now the first week of January.)
"Hey, look!" I said to Keith, "My book's come already!"
He looked at the title as I held it up - Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness," by Emmy van Deurzen.
His look said it all. No words but I think 'sad' might have been in his mind.
Have a good one, everybody!



7 comments:

Flighty said...

Thanks, and you too! xx

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Is it a novel?
Keith might have actually been looking a bit guilty as Emmy van Deurzen sometimes moonlights on the voluptuous stripper website "Flesh and The Quest for Happiness.com" It's what got her through college much to her father Professor Heinz van Deurzen's dismay.

Silverback said...

Despite almost living with this laptop strapped to me (no jokes please), I've never ordered anything for Christmas time. I guess I rely on items falling off the shelves and hitting me on the head to show me they might make suitable presents for people.

No wonder they are all taken back on Boxing Day !!

Happy Christmas to you and Keith from all here in Florida. Well me anyway.

The Dotterel said...

Sounds an interesting read. Are you going to post a review when you've finished?

Jennyta said...

Trust you to lower the tone, YP!
Silverback, I won't be holding my breath for a present from you, then. ;)
No promises, Dotterel. ;)

Arthur Clewley said...

santa and his elves on the job? That's a video he won't be leaving in anyone's stocking: no matter how good you been it'll be no father christmas porn for you this year! happy new year anyway Jenny

Jennyta said...

Happy new year to you too, Arthur. :)

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