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The thing about rainbows.

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I had to stop for this one!

I love rainbows.

Maybe everybody loves rainbows, I don’t know, but I always get excited when I see one. If it is a ‘full’ one, touching earth on both ends, so much better!

They make me believe that there could be magic out there, and that makes me feel better about life. I think we all need a bit of magic in our lives at the moment since reality is a bit difficult to handle right now.

I grew up bingeing on Enid Blyton books, and the idea of fairies and goblins was food to my active imagination. I have to add here, that I grew up as an only child, and I had more than enough time to let my imagination run wild. Also, my mom made sure that I knew they were fairytales, but I chose to believe that they could be real, if only we knew where to look…

What do fairytales and rainbows have to do with each other, you ask? Well, to me it is a weird question, because don’t fairytales and rainbows go together? You know, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or when you run underneath a rainbow you can change from a boy to a girl or vice versa?

Maybe it is a result of my over-indulgence in the books of Enid Blyton, but I continue to believe that there is a kind of magic in rainbows. They make me happy for various reasons. They are so very gorgeous to look at, for a start. And wherever there’s a rainbow, it means that somebody close by was lucky enough to have been blessed with some rain, even if it was only a drop.

The one above nearly landed me in trouble, though. Or maybe it was my Daisy dog that nearly landed me in trouble. I was on my way to visit my kids when I saw this lovely sight ↑, and decided to stop and take a picture. Since I couldn’t see a car anywhere near me, I cruised to a stop just half off the tarmac, to take a quick snap and be on my way again. But the ever present Murphy reared his spiteful head, as usual. As I was lining up the shot Daisy decided that it was the perfect time to jump out and go and explore, and as I was scrambling to get her back in the car, of course! suddenly there were traffic from all sides, and those drivers were not happy with me!

Darn.

Of course I know one shouldn’t stop like that – half on half off, but it was supposed to be quick, and honestly, there were no cars in sight when I stopped.

But once again, life has a way of teaching us lessons, even when you think you know it all.

Timing is everything.

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Time…

Don’t you think?

In so many, many ways…

Think back to some of the major things that had happened in your life. For instance, imagine if you didn’t go to that coffee shop at that specific time so many years ago, you might never have met the love of your life. Or you wouldn’t have landed the job you’ve got now.

If I didn’t go to the shops at the time I did on the 30th May 2020, and if I crossed the road five seconds earlier or later, I would never have been hit by a truck, and landed up in hospital. (True story…)

When you cook and bake, timing is ever so important. If you leave the fish in the pan for 2 minutes too long, it is dry and horrible. If you forget to set the timer and you don’t take the cake out of the oven in time, it is ruined.

Accidents could have been avoided, lives would have been different, if the timing was different.

If you start the game of ‘IF’, it is amazing, mind boggling, scary. I don’t often think about things that way, but once I start, I keep going. I then realize how much of my life could’ve been different give or take a few minutes or hours here or there. It can also be a few years. I’ve heard people say that they’ve met the love of their life, but the timing wasn’t right.

I do, however, strongly believe in the fact that one’s life is pretty much planned for you even before you are born, otherwise, why else would things happen exactly the way they do? And I know a LOT of you will argue with me about that, and that is fine, we are all entitled to our own beliefs. Even if you differ, just give a few minutes of thought to the timing in your life, how certain things worked out, or didn’t, because of timing.

You know how we use the words ‘he was lucky – he was just at the right place, at the right time’? Mmmmm … but was it just luck?

Luck, serendipity, coincidence, preordination, call it what you want to, nobody can deny that timing is a huge part of life and love.

Until next time, may your timing be just right! 😉

PS. Apparently timing is also important in regards to when you do a new post – so here’s hoping I’ve at last got the timing right!!! 😀