Today is the shortest day of the year (in the Antipodes anyway!) and it brings me to one of my obsessions, the weather and the seasons. I love keeping a watch on what is happening out there, in real life. This morning I missed the sunrise as it was raining and instead I dodged the raindrops as I walked to my office. I didn't mind this. It often occurs to me, and not in a maudlin way, that every season I see is one less in my life, but one more than I have previously seen. I wish to make sure I pay more attention and focus towards natural earthly changes, to make the most of the beauty around me. Seasons make me happy, they make me grateful and they certainly inspire me with their colours and changes. They're the real tellers of time.
I often reflect that all the things I say I like, I really spend a lot of time ignoring. I say I love to see rain droplets on plants, or sun rays through the clouds, but then if you were to ask me when was the last time I spent time looking at these things, I might reply that "I can't remember..."
Time to focus on what's really special to me...I hope you focus on what's special to you.