We hear the old saying that somethings happens only “ONCE IN A BLUE MOON.”
- There was A BLUE MOON last night.
- I decided to get up before day break to see it.
- When we truly examine ourselves, it seems like more often than not we tend to sleep through unusual events that occur in our lives.
- We may miss entirely the lesson that is being taught.
If we are alert to her message, nature all around us speaks about life.
- She has words that apply to both your life, and mine.
- There are lessons to be learned, if we are observant enough to see them and listen to what is being spoken to each one of us.
The definition of A BLUE MOON means an extra full moon.
- Whether one month has two full moons or one quarter of a year, or a season has four instead of three.
- This month just passed, July 2015, there was a full moon on both July 2nd and 31st.
- A BLUE MOON comes along about once every two and one half years.
- The last one was in 2012 and the next one early 2018.
- They are not extremely rare, but happen infrequently.
What was the lesson of July’s BLUE MOON?
- To me, it was to be alert and watchful.
- Don’t just cruise through the events of your life.
- Pay attention to the occasional happenings you experience.
- Whether the times are difficult or joyful: observe, make good decisions, and put to practice in a positive manner any new lessons learned.
Sometimes we are so asleep with what preoccupies our time that we miss the small things of life that are before us.
- The companionship of a family member or friend.
- A phone call to someone that is important to our lives.
- The pleasure of playing with a young child or spending time with a teenager.
- Sitting with a loved pet and stroking them.
- Listening and enjoying the words of a beautiful song.
- Turning the television your tablet or phone off, and giving your full attention to someone who may need it.
In short: giving our time to someone else.
- Don’t let this be a rare or infrequent event in your life.
- Some opportunities only come along “ONCE IN A BLUE MOON.”
“What am I to do?
I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good work, therefore, any kindness, or any service I can render to
Any soul of man or animal, let me do it now.
Let me not neglect or defer it,
For I shall not pass this way again.”
–An Old Quaker Saying