In England the sun is shining and the countryside is showing off. It is a time of beauty and relaxation. If you have the news on then you might miss all this, but for us it is a reminder that it is a good time to appreciate what we have and have gratitude for our friends and neighbours. It is so easy for us to get brought down by the so-called problems and crises of our world but to do so is to lose sight of what is really important.
Everyday we are given the opportunity to appreciate what we have because no matter what our situation is we always have something or somebody we could appreciate and it is important that we take time out to do that as often as possible. Appreciation goes hand-in-hand with sharing for when we appreciate something about others it feels like we have that same gift; even if it is a material thing, when you truly appreciate that it feels like you now have a part in it. And as we know sharing is one of the essential components of love.
This weekend for us will be a celebration, a celebration for all that we have, for the friends we know and for the love we have shared. It is a weekend of appreciation and gratitude. We sincerely hope that you have the same weekend.
Jeff and Sue