Welcome to my writing blog, where I'll write about....whatever pleases me. But really, you'll find my poetry, quotes, snippets of stories, and recounts of things I've learned about writing and would like to share (because I like sharing, and information sharing can be quite invaluable). So, come on in, sit back, browse around, and let your mind wander through poetry and other musings of this writer. :)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Cherish LIFE

Cherish LIFE, and ALL that it gives you...

Yesterday, I received very sad news of the passing of a dear colleague at the very young age of 53.  I was shocked, in disbelief.  But, I had said to a friend that everything happens for a reason, and life sends us lessons...this lesson?  Cherish LIFE, and ALL that it gives you.

So, here I am, sitting at my computer, in the wee hours of the morning of February 1st - a brand new day, a whole new month.  LIFE is giving me the opportunity of TIME.  Time for what?  It's not often that I am fully awake at 4am, with several hours to go before I have to leave for work.  There are so many things I COULD be doing with this time -
I could read one of the many books that I'm partially through;
I could go through the months of paperwork I have sitting on my desk;
I could work, or make some new jewellery;
I could do some yoga, take the dog for a walk, do the dishes, do some laundry.....
or, I could go back to sleep. 

I could do any of those things, or all of those things.  I've already checked my mail, caught up with my family and friends on FaceBook (easy to do...no much has happened in the last 6 hours), read the just-released Feb/Mar issue of Sibella (which is a welcomed delight at 4am - it lifted my spirits to read all the beautiful poems by so many talented women - including my own, entitled "Today"). 

I think I'll use this gift of time, right now, to remember, to reflect, to love, and to write. 

What has LIFE given you?  How do you cherish IT?

Took the opportunity to capture the brilliant sunrise over the city as I approached work yesterday morning.