When something in my life takes a turn for the worst I have come to see it as a challenge rather than a disaster.
My boiler broke at the weekend and we had no heating or hot water. It was cold and inconvenient but it also reminded me: ·
How much glossier my hair is when washed in cold water.
How nourishing to the soul a pure wool blanket feels.
How much deeper I sleep when I breathe cool, fresh air.
The previous weekend my car broke down and that reminded me of how good I feel after going for a long walk.
Sometimes we come to see things as ‘luxuries’ that we can’t do without and our minds become closed to other realities.