Checking in for another year…

We are really just visitors on this incredible planet and even though we get to hang around for longer than birds and spiders our lives aren’t necessarily richer for that longevity.   It sometimes lulls us into a false sense of security giving us an air of rights and entitlement.

We are not immortal and must remember to recognise the forces we can’t control.  For there are so many things we cannot change in this world and we should be inspired by these rather than intimidated or afraid.  That is what makes life real.

After all we are not here on this earth for very long either… So make the most of your time however you intend to spin your life’s web and be prepared for it to be pulled, broken and re-woven many times over and certainly don’t hang on with remorse to the things you can’t change.

I certainly intend to make the most of my next year on this earth whatever it may bring as I celebrate my Birthday today on Easter Day and feel incredibly grateful for getting to extend my stay.

On such an occasion it has given me the chance to reflect on how precious life is for the time I have it and hope for the longer I live the more spiritual I grow.  I hope my evolving soul is less driven by greed and material cravings and awakened to greater fulfillment of actions rooted in kindness and generosity.  For there is always room to weave acts of kindness throughout our life’s.

Golden Orb Spider in its web.

Golden Silk Orb-Weaver.

The name of the golden silk orb-weavers refers to the colour of the spider silk, not the colour of the spider itself.   Yellow threads of their silk shine like gold in the sunlight.  Although they are weaving to catch their prey they are just surviving in the time they are privileged to be here.