Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Spontaneity



Thought for the day from my SIL, Shelagh in Vermont: "I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live." Francoise Sagan

I love spontaneity and recently have had several evenings and days out where nothing was planned but I had a great time. Don't get me wrong, I love things to look forward to, as well.

Having had a weekend mix of planned treats - singing in Truro cathedral and a gig in Penryn - I had a spontaneous evening on Saturday which resulted in listening to great music, and a day out on Sunday all the better for not being planned.

I have another review of dog friendly accommodation coming up in Bude next weekend, which I'm looking forward to, and a week near Penzance in March. Ideally, a balance of spontaneity and planned stuff is what I would aim for. But life is never perfect, and sometimes the unplanned isn't t always what we would wish for!

In the meantime, I aim to concentrate on looking forward to the good stuff. It's easy to anticipate what might go wrong, and waste a lot of time worrying about it. We all tend to do that a bit, but I try not to, too much. As my friend John said the other day, "If you can grab a bit of happiness, go for it".

19 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Spontaneous days out usually turn out to be the best in my experience. :)

Flowerpot said...

They do, Ak, don't they?

Melissa Marsh said...

Y'know, I am not nearly as spontaneous as I used to be, and I rather miss it. I think once my health issues get settled, I'll try and be more spontaneous. It's good for the soul. :-)

Flowerpot said...

Melissa - I agree it is good for the soul!

Talli Roland said...

I'm a worrier by nature, so I love spontaneous things because I can enjoy them without the worry! :) But you're right - ideally, a mix is best.

Flowerpot said...

Talli - I think we all worry, don't we? It's just trying not to worry abuot things that might never happen!

Jane Lovering said...

I used to love spontaneity but now I feel as though I need an element of control over it - I think we need a new word for that kind of semi-spontaneous/semi-planned happening. I tried calling it 'anal chaos' but...not good. Not good at all. Anyone come up with anything better?

Sally said...

I, too, am a bit of a worrier but I do like the spontaneous as well as the planned. The 'on the spur of the moment' moments can be great fun!
John's absolutely right , if there's a bit of happiness to be had, grab it with both hands and enjoy!
With love
xx

Flowerpot said...

Sally - I think we all worry, don't we? But happiness should be grabbed! That was another John by hte way, not 'our' John R!

Flowerpot said...

Jane - I'm laughing over anal chaos. Love it!

Debs Carr said...

John sounds like he has the right idea.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Flowerpot said...

Debs - happiness is so important in life, isn't it? And when it's in short supply, all the more so. Hope you have a good weekend, too.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I definitely agree. I can be very spontaneous, especially when making decisions!

CJ x

Flowerpot said...

CJ - I can too but I tend to think about big decisions a bit more!

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