LESS CARES, MORE STARES
Have you ever been sick, I mean sick sick? Not sick like a mild headache or tummy upset but sick like you’re about to die. It’s not a pretty feeling – the fear and panic. But after those emotions comes the practical work of seeking solutions and weighing one’s options. If after that, the prognosis still seems grim, resignation sets in and hopefully, an attempt to enjoy whatever time one has left.
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Isn’t it surreal that it’s when we feel our life is coming to an end that our capacity to enjoy it is enhanced? Everything takes on new meaning. The sky is bluer, the grasses are greener, the colours on flower petals simply blow our minds. Even the ground we walk on – the sand-packed earth which we may never have paid attention to seems to have a grandeur of its own.
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But we can appreciate nature, love life and celebrate people around us without necessarily having a death sentence hanging over us. We can make it our routine to take in our surroundings and marvel at the awesome works of God. We can build meaningful relationships with people and bring value to their lives when we are healthy.
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We shouldn’t be so sucked into the rat race that we deny ourselves simple pleasures like cooking what we really love to eat and having friends over to share it. In short, we need to ask the Lord to heighten our appreciation of everything and our capacity to wonder. For as Welsh poet, W. H. Davies, asks in his poem, “Leisure”:
What is this life if, full of care
We have no time to stand and stare?
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*The full names of my friends are Dr Barigbon and Mrs Rebecca Nsereka.
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