It is time to make time

Sometimes it feels as if life is just racing by.  You know, when you start on a Monday and all you see is just one big blurry flash of light. Before you can get your head around the all that is happening during the week it is Friday once again.  Obviously, the weekends are way too short.  Before you know it, the vicious blurry cycle starts all over again.

But every once in a while, we must make time to actually live. Make time to spend your hard-earned cash and splash out on a bit of relaxed fun.  You push the diet aside for a few days and you stop to take in the beauty around you.

I haven’t posted in the longest time; for that dear readers, friends, I apologise.  I’ve let life race by and I haven’t allowed myself to stop and take in the beauty that is around me.  It felt as if only yesterday it was Christmas; I blinked and all of a sudden Spring has sprung and I can feel the excitement of the new season in the air. People are happier, have more energy. They are smiling.

I realised that I haven’t yet stopped to smell the sweet nectar of the blossoming flowers or listen to the early morning birdsong; that beautiful choir of angelic voices that is so perfectly orchestrated by the Sun himself.  

All of a sudden, I am noticing the once barren branches that line my road is now covered in cloudy white, cotton-fluff flowers and the smell of the honey suckle that tickles my nose when I come home after a long day’s work.  It brings a smile to my face.  

Sometimes we must remind ourselves to pull over into the slow lane of life.  Perhaps take a detour through the country side and even stop for a picnic every so often.  Make time to actually live.

And now that I’m stopping and taking in life once more, I can’t help but to agree with Roald Dahl:

“We are now about to visit the most marvellous places and see the most wonderful things!” 

Roald Dahl – James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl portrait by Sir Matthew Smith
Roald Dahl’s portrait by Sir Matthew Smith at the National Portrait Gallery

Keep an eye out for my next post!

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