We are creatures of habit. Every day, I follow the same routine – which involves a commute into work via the Park and Ride site to my nearest city. It’s tedious, to say the least – especially with the long dark kicking in, coupled with the frosts and the mud and the cold. I struggle in the winter. I like the green of spring and summer, the heat and the buzz.
One day this week I was having a terrible time of it. I missed the alarm, which set a whole series of mishaps into motion. I arrived at the Park and Ride over an hour late, feeling decidedly frazzled and out of sorts, grey and generally miserable.
I couldn’t park in my usual spot. Which meant, I had to walk another way through the car park…and there, I found this little rose. It has survived the minus degree temperatures, and is still blooming by the path just parallel to the one I usually take.
This unexpected piece of beautiful life, I took as a sign to relax, take stock and break my habits more regularly. There’s a whole world we are missing out there because we are set into a routine. I encourage you to change a little something in your day once in a while – you never know what you might find!