“This is where it all begins.
Everything starts here, today.”
― David Nicholls, One Day
Have you said to yourself One Day I shall
- Start to exercise and lose this excess weight
- Read a book of fiction rather than for a reason – self-help, weight loss or whatever
- Reconnect with that friend to whom I haven’t spoken since we had that disagreement
- Go to the sea
- Take a trip
- Talk to my neighbour
- Begin my walks
- Finish my …..?
Well, today is that One Day.
- We can start by leaving the car behind and taking the walk to the store. This can also be your exercise for the day.
- Or take a trip to the library. The librarian will be happy to discuss recent books with you and help you choose just the right one for you.
- Pick up the phone and call that friend. Someone has to make the first move and someday that person may no longer be with us.
- Call the neighbour and ask her/him over for a cup of coffee.
Today the sun is shining, or at least it will have risen even if it is hiding behind the clouds. Celebrate today it will never come again. And at the end of the day, how I hate that expression but here I mean it literally, when you look at your To Do List and see what you have accomplished you will be glad you decided this was to be the One Day.
And of course, my favourite Mary Oliver quote (are you bored with this one yet?)
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
― Mary Oliver
A couple of months ago I mentioned my strawberry tea set. And today we had tea but not in my tea set, rather in delightful Rosenthal cups.
Can anyone tell me why tea tastes so much better when drunk from a thin, bone china cup? Even a bone china mug is not as good. This is just one of several problems on my mind today.
And why does it seem OK to have a “toes up” in the afternoon when you are away from home but not when you are at home?
Can anyone tell me why tidying dishes etc around someone else’s kitchen seems less onerous than when doing the same chores at home?
And why when you are away from home, do the shops have a better choice of things than your local shops?
And why is the sky bluer, the sun warmer, the air clearer, the waves better and the sea more inviting, when you are away?
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Are you lucky enough to own a car like this? I have never owned one that was more than 5 years old but can appreciate the beauty in this one and others like it. Close to where we live is the world renowned Southwards Car Museum and I often used to take my son and later the grandsons there when they were younger.
Owners of these beauties really care for them. They are certainly pampered. Kept in a warm dry garage away from the vagaries of the weather; they are regularly cleaned and polished, their motors serviced; primped and polished they are very well cared for.
Well now, I’ve become vintage. I too am kept in a warm dry house (rather than a garage) away from the vagaries of the weather. I’m cleaned, polished and primped. I have regular services, hairdressers, facials, manicures, pedicures, dentists and the occasional visit to the GP.
We all know that with regular servicing and maintenance, cars can perform well for many years after their manufacture and so I plan to keep up the servicing and maintenance of me.
Looking on Google for a quote as I have nothing in my many books, I came across this.
“Recent generations seem to consider ‘old-fashioned’ thinking
and without place in the modern world.
I beg to differ. After all, who has greater faith?
He who looks to and learns from the past,
or the man who cares not for consequence?”
― Fennel Hudson, A Meaningful Life – Fennel’s Journal – No. 1
Now off to find out some more about this author.