Monthly Archives: September 2016

When you …..!

When you smile,when you make the first move ,when you look to the good,then you grow,

When you laugh,when you make time for others,then you are contributing to their wellbeing.

But,when you just live within yourself,become a prisoner to negativity,then you perpetuate the dark side ,

It doesn’t have to be like this,life can,and is,on the whole,good.

So when am I going to smile,to make the first move,to look to the good,when,when,when!!!

So when am I going to laugh,make time for others,contribute to their wellbeing,when,when,when??l!

It’s good for us all to look at ourselves,it’s good to make the first move.

I think that my when needs to be tomorrow,how about you?


Autumn leaves are falling!

As the Autumn resides in my consciousness,with leaves falling in their withered and decaying state,I tried my best to soak up this commencement of a new season.With the dregs of Summer truly behind  us,I smelt probably the last smell of mown grass,the chorophyl stains on my shoes,the resin of tree bark,these indicators of nature changing gear.

It will be my 58 th Autumn ,it will enter the atmosphere,inhabit it,do its job,and leave a barren wasteland for the ravished land of Winter.You have to accept the passing of the seasons,as you have no control of them other than the observation.To me,the seasons affect me emotionally,they tend to call me to work Daily enough,if you can call practice work.As this time of the year heralds darker evenings,they were,to me  as a child,times when I would spend evening at the church often cold and sometimes slightly afraid of the hole sounds coming from the nave,but still I would turn up,do the work learn the stuff.So these darker evenings were a stimulus to me to get busy.Nowadays,life is lived at a slower cadence,it’s dynamic churns around like a little child’s roundabout.My feelings are similar,and I get to think about the importance of the warm milky drink ,a blanket,and a book.These are basic things are all my imagination needs to fill in the other gaps where our dreams inhabit.

Today,while in the garden,I could feel the damp air ,that otherness in the atmosphere,and it made me dwell on the moment.It truly made me listen,yes listen,because the sounds in the garden were different.You know,that crunchy leaves sound,the chill sound of the lone bird singing to alert the onset of evening.Sometimes,I wish the Autumn colours could stay in my mind as they are ,to me at least truly beautiful.When I came in from the garden,I listened to The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams, as this has always communicated a profound message to me,it truly is  a comfort blanket to me.

I know of people who are equally as sensitive to the passing of the seasons.To me,it became my blog post today because my surroundings are becoming more important to me,and my awareness of nature more acute.To say that I have any insight into biology would be inaccurate,but my appreciation is profound.Our Earth,that Jewell in the crown of the universe,is surely worth looking after,and I’m amazed at a time like this in Autumn that although trees are shedding their leaves ,it is still such a beautiful time to observe our surroundings.

Yes,to mow is another day,but I might not observe Autumn in quite the same way then,so I have followed my instinct and wrote about it.
Thank you for indulging my muse.

My Reflection!

This thing we share and dare to share with our human family must ever balance us,

For if we ever allow our own arrogance to get the better of us ,then our common human experience is void.

When we accept that we are truly one,when we endeavour to look after rather than tear down then goodness prevails,

If we ever feel tempted to put ourselves above others,then we are defeated,we have fallen into the mire.

Each day,we are confronted with weakness,be it within our own species,or the animal kingdom,

It’s how we react to the suffering of others be it our own kind ,or the animals,that dictates who we truly are.

When we refuse to bury our own ego,and do our best for others,then the hedonist in all of us wins,and we are less,

As I witness the abundance of good that I see ,I have hope that we can do it.

Yes,there is work to do,why our very planet needs care,does it not,and that care starts with me,

In reality,the defenceless person and animal they need care and that starts with me.

These little things done devotedly each day add up,they add up to a better world,a better place,

In that better place we can all have a share in just caring enough to listen,to trying to do some measure of good.

It’s when people feel ignored,isolated,and neglected that’s when the Planet suffers,that’s when it fractures,

So as the day nears its end,I reflect on what I’ve done to show love ,to help out,to care,to reach out!!!

The joy in doing our best!

This thing called exercise isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be IMHO.Now,I don’t often begin my blog posts on such a negative net,but it’s how I am in this moment.Its probably not the exercise per se,but it’s the relentless grind of it that I struggle.

Once,a friend told me that I should vary it for it to have the maximum benifit,and I have to say that when I do that,I find that it works.So ,having thought about it ,and the original moment that encompassed the opening sentence has now receded into history.Now,in this moment,I am beginning to recover from my exercise for today,and I’m thinking of what I could do tomorrow.So,I’ve decided to run in the forest rather than walking on Tarmac.Now,why I persist in walking so much I don’t know,and it’s something that I grapple with.

If exercise is ever going to be my companion,I know that I want to be more physically active,and I am ,in my own way,quite determined to achieve this.If I were younger ,than I would take up running far more seriously,but for me,just being able to .keep going each day does satisfy my own personal goals as such.

Sometimes,I check out groups on line who run each day,and they post times for the 5k that are way out of my league.However,my appreciation for being able to be healthy enough to feel that I can exercise each day is indeed a real joy to me.

It’s true that if we knew where each person had travelled in their life,then we would appreciate them so much more.So,my purpose in becoming more active is personal and for the good of my health.This ,to me,is the real motivation.