Thursday, 27 May 2010

Seize the day!

My Loved One has just informed me there is a Test Match starting today. Oh joy! (For those of you who don't know me, I am being ironic here.) I know I can hardly complain about cricket, when I've been watching T.V. coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show the whole week.

A few days ago a lady was telling about all the places she dreamed of visiting when she was young. The Taj Mahal. The Grand Canyon. The Great Wall of China. In her eighties now, she knows she will never see any of them. "Don't put things off," she said. "Whatever you want to do, get on and do it!" Sound advice. And as a result I have decided to go to Chelsea in person next year, instead of sitting on my sofa, wishing I was there.

Whatever you are up to, seize the day.

15 comments:

Bob said...

One of my favourite sayings is:

When you are old you regret the things you didn't do even more than the foolish things you did do.

Joanne Fox said...

Quite right Bob.

Old Kitty said...

Wise words! Seize the day!

Oh that would be such a great thing to do! I mean I do like watching it on telly too but I remember going about oooh a few years ago now and thoroughly enjoying myself - I think I even bought a plant or two.. gosh it was such a long time ago!

Good luck with getting the tickets. And yes, serious sports season is upon us! I hope there's Springwatch too! :-)

take care
x

Kate said...

I definitely agree with that sentiment, Joanne. Enjoy the flower show next year!

Laraine Eddington said...

Visiting England a few years ago was one of the things I won't have to regret not doing. (Wow, that was an awkward sentence.) My "to do" list is long, but I'm chipping away at it. I'm glad you are too.

Joanne Fox said...

Hope you enjoyed your visit Laraine!

HelenMHunt said...

That's such good advice. I'm off to a book launch this weekend - that's my bit of seizing!

jenny wilson said...

I agree with you completely wth the sentement as well, life is very short!x

Laraine Eddington said...

I can't wait to come back.

Joanna said...

There is definitely no time available for putting things off. I'll see the Grand Canyon at last this summer, but I have a hundred more things left on the list, one of which is to play Moonlight Sonata as well as my daughter. My version sounds more like some kind of funeral march played by a short-sighted chimpanzee. With one hand tied behind his back.

Joanne Fox said...

Oh Joanna, I am sure it's not that bad! I started learning a couple of years ago, but then the writing took over even more of my life and I'm struggling to get back into the discipline of piano practice again.

Joanna said...

Yes, it's often a struggle for me between piano and writing. But writing always wins.

bazza said...

Hi Joanne. I'm off to the Test Match today (Sunday) with my son-in-laws Dad through tickets bought as early Father's Day presents for us from my daughter, Laura. Joy indeed!
It's a very civilized way to spend a sunny Sunday; eating, drinking, sun-bathing and even watching some cricket.
I am not putting off enjoying myself (I also watch the Chelsea Flower Show).

Joanne Fox said...

Hope you have a good day Bazza. When I see cricket on TV I am always amused to notice people reading their newspapers, knitting, texting etc, with the cricket going on in the background almost as an incidental thing!

Suzanne Jones said...

That's great advice.

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