Take time to give - it is too short a day to be selfish

>>  Thursday, October 17, 2019

Take time to think - it is the source of power
Take time to play - it is the secret of perpetual youth
Take time to read - it is the fountain of wisdom
Take time to pray - it is the greatest power on earth
Take time to love and be loved - it is God given privilege
Take time to be friendly - it is the road to happiness
Take time to laugh - it is the music of the soul
Take time to give - it is too short a day to be selfish
Take time to work - it is the price of success

It is a while since I read this in a book at Our Chalet. It was written by the ladies of the Juliette Low session of 1959.

I sat here, alone with a cup of tea just watching the sun go down over the mountains, not thinking too hard, just gently pondering life, the universe and everything.  It all seemed so clear, so reasonable.


I was only sat there because I took the time to volunteer.

Sometimes it seems like a treadmill of effort, constantly draining time but should I choose to reclaim that time, would I use it more wisely?  I doubt it, what time is better spent than investing it in the world's future.  And that is exactly what volunteer youth worth is.


Friends in a field

>>  Friday, October 11, 2019

 It had been a while so it was time to meet friends in a field again.

I set my stall early.

Collected wood.

 kept my reputation as 'one match' KV.
 And we were off
 For a night of food, fire and chatter.
 A large full moon rose and we talked until late.

(Marginally later than the Brownies that had been marched around the field with torches by their leaders in a vague attempt to wear them out for a night of sleep)
 We cooked up bacon for breakfast and sat talking again.
 watching the sun rise in place of the moon.

The fire place was cleared (better than when I arrived!)

 But it was too nice a morning to just go home.
 So I set off for a run, the locals seemed keen to watch closely.
 I went down a disused railway for a few miles until I hit a sea of nettles.
So I turned around and headed for home.

And immediately booked another night in a field!

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