Daughters - I know some people don't have them and I'm not suggesting that they're essential for happiness. But Daughter 2 and I went for a wet walk in the Botanic Gardens on Saturday, in between visits to my mother in hospital, and it was cheering.
And today Daughter 1 and I went for a sunny walk by Duddingston Loch and that was cheering too, especially since Grandson was with us and he just smiles and giggles his way through life.
And I too am a daughter and my role at the moment is to sit by my mum's bedside while she goes through the last few months (I think) of her life. She's very stalwart and I wish I could make things better for her. I hope she gets well enough to come home again.