So how is life? Are you waking up every morning and looking forward to whatever the day brings or do you open an eye and think ‘Oh no, another day’. Now I know that realistically not every day is likely to be greeted with joy because the stuff of life causes disruption, but if you have 5 out of 7 days that are good, life is probably going well.
Anything less could suggest that some changes or tweaks are needed. Those changes might be work related, emotional, physical or spiritual. The key is to take a long hard look at what isn’t working the way you want and then to do something about it. Why is that important? It’s because ‘you just never know…..what’s around the corner’.
This has been particularly highlighted this month by the deaths of two of my favourite people: the uber talented Victoria Wood at 62, and the excellent astrologer, Jonathan Cainer at just 58. Now I know that for younger readers these ages might sound quite old and I understand that only too well. I remember listening to The Beatles song ‘When I’m 64’ and couldn’t ever imagine being that ancient! But now I’m about to be 64, people dying at the ages of 62 and 58 seems way too young, which is why it’s so important to be getting the most out of life, in whatever way that means for you.
Maybe you’ve always wanted to Skydive, or travel to Outer Mongolia, or write a book, or learn to Bellydance. It doesn’t really matter what it is. It doesn’t have to be overly adventurous or grand, it just needs to be something you want to do but have maybe been putting off until the time is right. Well here’s the thing, the time is right now …….because you just never know when it might be too late.
These are some of the poignant words that Jonathan Cainer wrote very shortly before his unexpected death:
‘We aren’t here for long. We should make the most of every moment. We all understand this yet don’t we forget it, many times? We get caught up in missions, battles and desires. We imagine that we have forever and a day.’
And to finish, I wanted to share this early live version of ‘Let’s Do It’’, one of my all-time favourite songs by the fabulous Victoria Wood. It still makes me laugh every time I hear it.
Enjoy…..and as they say in Yorkshire ‘Think On’.
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Lovely to read that you have settled in. I’ve missed your monthly news from TLMA, so it was lovely to read your latest news. I too was a great fan of Victoria Wood and absolutely loved the song “The Ballard of Barry and Freda” aka “Let’s do it” it’s one of my all time favourite songs, that and “My Brother” by Terry Scott. Anyway, I’ll say good bye for now and look forward to reading your next newsletter. Take care.
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Akasha Lonsdale-Deighton says
Hi Yvette, so glad you enjoyed the newsletter and lovely to hear from you. I shall try and make sure that I go back to one a month! 🙂