Carmel Harrington set a challenge with one of her latest blog posts. Write a piece of ‘Flash Fiction’, 500-100 words. She asked me to think of giving it a shot. So I thought, sure why the hell not. So I did. I wrote all about The Camels Back. The what? I hear you say, but no you read it right, The Camels Back. So to know what on earth I am on about you will just have to read it all for yourself. Be easy on me it was my first (and possibly last) attempt at fiction. Mind you judging by the night I just had I’m not so sure at all it was fiction. But that my friends is another story entirely.
After hearing so much sad news this weekend, and again this morning i was just thinking about how lucky we are. Really we are. Yes we all have our problems – be it financial, work, domestic or otherwise, but for the most part we will get over it. We always find a way to make those ends meet, the work day will eventually be over and whatever it is that’s bothering us at home will usually sort itself out. Sometimes we just need to take a step back and smell the roses, because they are there you know. You may have to do a little searching to find them but if you spend long enough and look hard enough it’s a sure thing that they are there. Take pleasure in the small things, because they are what it is all about! Make time to do whatever it is you are into. For me it’s read a book (or two), for my husband – well he likes to enjoy a game of pitch and putt. So whether you want to read a book, play a sport, water you flowers or tinker with a car, remember to do it. As that great quote goes “I don’t regret the things I have done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.”