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Do you collect anything?

When I was young I used to collect stamps, and I was surprised a few months ago to find that same stamp collection was still in a cupboard at my Mum and Dad’s house! I’m not entirely sure why they still had it as I don’t recall ever indicating I wanted to keep it, and it must be more years than I care to remember since I was last interested in it!

These days I can’t say I really collect anything as such but there are a few things which we have quite a few of

  • Pens – I admit I have an excessive number of pens
  • Soft toys – Particularly Tiggers!
  • Cat ornaments – Probably not got nearly as many of these as some people, but we definitely have quite a few
  • Fridge magnets – from various sources – some just because I liked them, others from places we or friends have visited, others because they came free with something one of us bought
  • Music – lots of music books, sheet music as well as my Dad’s handwritten compositions/arrangements
  • CDs – loads of CDs…most of which aren’t mine

collections

I don’t think any of these things were things we set out to collect, they all just seem to be things that over the years we’ve acquired more and more of them, so that now we have more of them than most people!

I’m interested to hear how everyone else got started collecting things, so people leave a comment to tell me what you collect and how you got started.

Ever been on holiday and sat either late at night or early in the morning, sitting looking out over the sea, at the calmness of the water, with just the noise of the sea lapping on the sand and the sound of a few birds or insects? If you’ve ever experienced it you will never forget it, it is so peaceful and so relaxing.

Have you rowed out into the middle of a deserted lake or loch and then just sat there looking around you taking in the scenery? Stunning isn’t it, and so tranquil.

What about just being alone in your home, wearing your jammies and curled up on the sofa with a blanket, with no TV, radio, CD playing in the background? Isn’t that quietness awesome!

It’s good to be able to sit and just listen to the sounds of nature around you, instead of the busyness of our everyday lives. It’s during times like these that we can focus our minds on the important things in life, and even make important decisions about our future.

During these times of quietness is also when we should spend time enjoying being in God’s presence and thanking Him for all the amazing things He does for us.

How often do you spend a few minutes in complete quietness? I must admit I don’t do it very often, maybe together we can make a promise today to spend more quiet time with God.