celebrate

Time has passed so quickly even though every day counted.  No banner or balloons but yesterday celebrated. Every morning imagine his voice in my head.  No need today – “Ohayou mum.”  May be an all too short stay but “Welcome home son.”

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rest

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” Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock

Not sure  that is true, sounds like idleness to me, though pleasurable. Today I choose to do little but look up at the sky. Tomorrow can debate who decides when one has been idle.

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find quotes

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”
-Buddhist proverb

Today I thought I’d take a wander and look for a sound bite worth of inspiration. This one appealed simple, direct and relevant to a journey. Curious though as to source. Of course when looked, out there is someone who believes it is wrongly attributed. Here they are at fakebuddhaquotes.com  Could research further but then thought why. Does it matter who said these words for them to have value? Do I want to spend life poring over detail to prove other’s wrong? I know what I think answer is to those two questions. That can be my lesson for today.

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go on vacation

Sitting waiting for taxi, cases packed.

Last minute run through checklist – passport , purse, credit cards , tickets, keys , spare glasses everything else non essential . Really you say. Are you sure? Ok – hair brush, toothbrush, paracetamol and Savlon but they could be picked up on way. Are you really sure? Minimalist approach intended give me a clue ? Wallet, keys, ….

Ok – phone ! Odd how times have changed now as essential as my glasses so just like them not on list as always beside me.

There door bell rings.

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be by your side

Today was to be change,  a review of year past but as started tapping remembered the strap line from a departmental reorganisation – Continuity and Change . It was not the intent of those proposals but why not let  continuity shine. I may have failed to change as I wished – to be less controlling ,more spontaneous but today I can celebrate reliable and dependable instead. Tomorrow I can embrace change. Music maestro.

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make a choice

Yesterday I switched on the TV ready at start of day to face the gloom and despair that masquerades as the news. Instead a comedian being interviewed. Hmm light relief on news too good to be true. It was Mel Moon telling her story keen to encourage a debate on helping the grim reaper by sharing her own encounters with that world. It’s not a funny topic, she doesn’t think it is but there is still she feels humour to be found in the detail. While people laugh they can think too. Here a link to article with no answers or questions. She doesn’t pretend every battle can be won or should even be fought but I found within it encouragement to hope and take up arms.

Have a good day.

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