“Lazy Sunday afternoon,
I’ve got no mind to worry,
Close my eyes and drift away,”
Are you old enough to remember the Small Faces singing this song in 1968? The group was formed in the mid 60s by four boys from the East End of London and this song reached No 2 on the UK Singles Hit List in 1968. How innocent we all were then.
But this post is not about the band, or even about that song. It just came to mind as we were sitting devouring the weekend papers in the sunshine in our garden on a Lazy Sunday Afternoon. We had a busy morning and now we’re relaxing.
How different is our Sunday in this peaceful corner of the world, from the mayhem that is happening in most other places. Do these terrorists think so little of the gift of life that they can rampage through peaceful communities bent on destruction?
Yesterday we heard of the latest in the string of atrocities perpetrated by Boko Haram – At least 10 people were killed when a young girl, thought to be aged 10, blew herself up at a crowded market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri. Apparently she had bombs strapped to her body. Was she given a choice? I suspect not.
So friends, take care as we never know when something awful might happen
And from my little book of dog wisdom* :-
“Life is a precious gift.
Treat it delicately and be grateful for it,
but most importantly celebrate and enjoy it”