Rose Milligan, in a thought provoking piece of wisdom about making the most of life, wrote these words:
‘Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better
to paint a picture, or write a letter,
bake a cake, or plant a seed;
ponder the difference between want and need?
Dust if you must, but there’s not much time,
with rivers to swim, and mountains to climb;
music to hear, and books to read;
friends to cherish, and life to lead.
Dust if you must, but the world’s out there
with the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair;
a flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
this day will not come round again.
Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
old age will come and it’s not kind.
And when you go (and go you must)
you yourself, will make more dust.’
As the Bible says: ‘God gives us richly all things to enjoy.’ Let’s make sure we do it.