I'll be celebrating Burns' Night, not with Haggis (1,149 calories, you know ;) not with whiskey (I've signed up to100 days without alcohol :) I'm celebrating with family and the words of the poet.
Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve. ~ Robert Burns
After dealing, last week, with the sudden death of my daughter's friend, my Mum's minor heart attack on Monday and her current stay in hospital is a kind of relief. There is joy in having time.
"Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't."~ Robert Burns
Of a' the airts the wind can blaw, I dearly like the west, For there the bonie lassie lives, The lassie I lo've best: There's wild woods grow, and rivers row, And mony a hill between; But day and night my fancy's flight Is ever wi' my Jean.
I see her in the dewy flowers, I see her sweet and fair: I hear her in the tunefu' birds, I hear her charm the air: There's not a bonie flower that springs By fountain, shaw, or green, There's not a bonie bird that sings,
But minds me o' my Jean.
I HAVE BEEN WRITING BUT NOT AS MUCH AS I'D LIKE TO GET DONE. HOW GOOD ARE YOU AT BALANCING COMMITMENTS?