The Double Comfort Safari Club, by Alexander McCall Smith, is aptly named. I find his books very comforting, filled with kindness and nuggets of wisdom. In the middle of the hustle and bustle of our overly busy lives, he gently reminds us of what is really important in life.
Having the right approach to life was a great gift in this life. Her father, the late Obed Ramotswe, had always had the right approach to life–she was sure of that. And for a moment, as she sat there with her friend, with the late-afternoon sun slanting in through the window, she thought about how she owed her father so much. He had taught her almost everything she knew about how to lead a good life, and the lessons she had learned from him were as fresh today as they ever had been. Do not complain about your life. Do not blame others for things that you have brought upon yourself. Be content with who you are and where you are, and do whatever you can do to bring to others such contentment, and joy, and understanding that you have managed to find yourself.