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The Sky…

Greetings dear friends & fellow navigators, welcome to my world this week. Since my recent heart ‘event’ 140 days ago on December 16th, there is now only 42 days before I get my drivers’ licence back. During this time, I have needed to rely on rides from both friends, family & taxis, plus get places on my bike. Also there have been times when I have simply just needed to stay home, & often this has garnered a time of reflection…

Much like during Covid lockdowns, many of you may recall we were indeed blessed with fine weather, & again we certainly have been in Nelson. Just this last week, with the timeless descent of the sun, the golden rays enveloped the bustling skyline in a warm & radiant glow. You could think it was an exceptional sight, but no, it was just an ordinary evening.

With each snap of my mobile, a feeling of hope stirred within me, as if something remarkable lay ahead, just beyond my reach. It took only 2 minutes for the sun to disappear from the horizon, but those minutes felt like the longest two minutes of my life. The same experience occurs as a passenger in another vehicle; one has time to look @ the stunning outlook.

How long since I last experienced such an experience(s)? When did I stop looking up at the sky? When did I actually take any notice of the different houses & homes where others live?

What I love about looking at the endless sky is we are nudged to consider the distant yet visible possibilities. We are reminded of the things beyond our reach right now, but worth pursuing. Standing there, watching the sun dip below the skyline, it is almost as if time slows down. There is a sense of calm & wonder. We are not just observing, but feeling alive, feeling connected to the universe in a way words cannot fully describe.

It is ironic how much time we spend looking down ~ heads buried in screens, avoiding eye contact in every scene; our modern-day typical routine. It is as if we have become oblivious to the world above us; as if we are incapable of reaching for the stars.

But when we choose to look up, the world has inadvertently forced us into short-sightedness where all we can see is what is happening in front of us. But what we are meant to see is the vast possibilities lying ahead of us. The sun, moon & stars are reminders of our potential to shine bright in the darkness.

There is inspiration in our everyday life, only if we pause to look up & truly see. Our eyes are like precious gems reflecting the light cast upon them. So let us look up a little more & marvel at the clouds painted above. Let us look up & remind ourselves we are small beings in this magnificent world & our problems, when viewed in perspective, are not as daunting as they seem to be.

Let us lift our eyes to the sky, not just because we can, but because in doing so, we welcome unlimited possibilities & the potential which may very well be lying dormant within ourselves.

Just few observations again dear friends, & provide merely an opinion in my world. Thank you again for stopping by, I appreciate your being here. If my journey encourages you also, all is well with my soul. I hope your days are filled with love & affection. Looking forward to being back next week; this is Kenn Butler in Paradise, Nelson with best wishes.

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