Do any of you remember that film?
The opening follows the joy of getting an email from a friend.
These days we all send emails and texts, follow on twitter or have long lists of friends on facebook. But there is something special about getting actual mail.
I recently got a lovely parcel … but missed out on a whole day of joy.
I saw the postman arrive and heard the metal letter flap on the postbox outside my house but did not go out and collect the letters. I was so busy with other things that I didn’t open the box until late afternoon.
BUT … there it was. A parcel addressed to me, not very big, not very heavy, but I knew what it contained and now that I knew it was there, could not wait to open it.
I ripped it open and there it was … my book. The book that I had spent hours writing and re-writing was in my hands. It was real, it had happened! I had to flick through the pages just to check!
We are often so busy doing stuff that we fail to enjoy the things already given to us.