Thursday, 2 April 2015



"Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans..."

I think this is a John Lennon quote but I can't be sure. It really hit me this evening as I read the kids a bedtime story. The book was called 'A friend like you' (by Julia Hubery) and is about a panda and a monkey going on a special adventure one day. 

The monkey is quick on the move, always rushing and misses everything around him. The panda plods along enjoying each sight, sound and being still and quiet enough to see the beauty around him. 

It really got me thinking about life today. It's so busy and everything is so rushed - things are needed yesterday and out to do lists are endless. It gets so hectic we can miss the little things. We need to pause, slow down and smell the roses. And I really mean that. There is nothing nicer than walking past flowers and taking a moment to breathe in their beautiful God-given fragrance. 

Life is busy - and it will continue to be busy long past our lifetime - but don't miss out on what's around us. When was the last time you watched a sunrise or a sunset? When was the last time you sat outside, with no distractions, and just listened to the world around you? When was the last time you slowed down enough to catch a moment of beauty? 

Don't let the plans we make and the things we're trying to do run away with you. Take some time to enjoy life. As it happens. Here and now. 

And don't forget to praise the Creator for whatever blessings you find along the way. 

Keep shining xx