BUPA recently conducted a survey to see what makes people feel happiest, and it turns out it’s the little things, or perhaps usual banalities, which keep us most satisfied. The simple pleasure of sleeping in a freshly made bed, feeling the sun on your face, watching a sunset or the smell of a fine wine.
I enjoy a glass of white as much as the next person, but cutting through the abundance of clichés had me reaching for a bucket. 4% actually said “thinking about the royal family” gave them that warm fuzzy feeling. And who the hell gave “watching your breath float away in cold air” as their first answer?