Eyes on the sky…

Quote of the day!

Keep your eyes on the sky, and your feet on the ground – Theodore Roosevelt.

I love this quote! To me, this means you have to wake up and realise there’s so much more out there then your day-to-day life. We tend to miss this, while we are so busy doing the same old routine. But…at the same time we can’t just dream our lives away. We need to make our dreams a reality by finding the right paths and taking opportunities while our feet are firmly on the ground…so why wait?

Bah Humbug?

So November has hit, and even before bonfire night has left our rearview mirror, people are already beginning to decorate for Christmas. Now I know what you may be thinking…Jeez what a Grinch! Who doesn’t love Christmas? What’s wrong with starting early? And I understand these views…but what’s the rush?

It’s seems like people start earlier and earlier as the years go on, and I honestly don’t think this is how it should be. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the Christmas scented candles and the annual routine of Christmas films. But If you pull the Christmas season forward then you lose the spirit and atmosphere of Autumn. The crunchy leaves that mark your path home, the beauty of the baring branches against the sky as the sun is setting, and even the chill that allows you to see your own breath.

You may think that if you start early then you don’t have to rush around at the last minute…but I think that’s also what Christmas is about. Marching down the high street in December trying to weave between all the bodies to try to find that perfect gift for a loved one. I think too many of us try to rush through the year. I know time doesn’t wait, but maybe we could do a bit more to embrace each of the months and then we would also enjoy them a bit more. Instead of feeling like time just slips through our hands.

“When you are measuring life, you are not living it” – Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper.

Absent Minded

As I look up absent mindedly at the moon I think how is it that something in the sky created among nature can shine so brightly, but yet no one truly knows how or who created it. An object with such mystery, but yet so unique as nothing else has the same form or same markings or even the same significance. Then the clouds cover it every now and then like a child in need to play hide and seek. For anyone who will take the time to look up and admire its exsistance and beauty.

“Sometimes, they say, the moon is so busy with the new souls of the world that it disappears from the sky. This is why we have moonless nights. But in the end, the moon always returns, as do we all.” – Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie.