Sometimes things in life happen unexpectedly and you have a carpe diem moment where you have to “seize the day”. Takes me back 20 years to a song I loved at the time.
Yesterday I was going through my unopened emails at work. There was one offering opportunities at the local Adult Education College. Free courses. I never normally look at such emails but I did and there was an acoustic guitar course for beginners. A ten week session that started the previous Tuesday. A phone call and there I was last night trying to understand the difference between a minim, a crotchet and a quaver (you don’t eat the latter!) And plugging away on one string playing the tune to “I got a feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas on my 43 year old jumbo steel string. It proved to me I have a steep learning curve to get over! But having guitar lessons was on my 60@60 list so a chance was taken and carpe diem lives.
I have little doubt that my very limited musical talent will be fully stretched but that’s how growth happens. I hope one day the learning will be useful too and causes others a bit more pleasure rather than pain!
I was touched at Open Doors “Standing Strong” conference last Saturday about how the church in countries like China had adapted to the Covid crisis. How it has seen increased state surveillance and restrictions as opportunities as well as a threat. How brave Christians in Syria are looking for opportunities to establish “Centres of Hope” to help all in their communities. However bad things are they are “seizing the day”. Your donations and prayers help them make a difference. Thank you.