My first blog post on Each Shining Hour. So welcome to all my new readers. A very exciting thought that...... a readership!!
I have had the idea for a long time of setting up my own Filofax related blog spot, being an avid fan of Philofaxy, I wanted to give something back. However, I am very aware that many blogs already exist, so.... I wanted to offer something different and unique. Then, it struck me, that I so often write dates into my Filofax, which are purely to do with me, my workday appointments and my family and I have little awareness of other events world wide, some momentous, such as Bastille Day and American Independence Day on July 4th, others trivial, such as National Doodle Day!! I thought it might be fun to list some of those dates, once a month, for the up and coming month, so that you can add them to your Filofax, as and when you wish and when you choose, and again, if you choose, to celebrate or mark appropriately, maybe via fundraising, by doing crafts with the children, by cooking a themed family meal or holding a celebratory party. Not every month..... but when inspiration strikes.
I will also be adding this month's Busy Bee spot, which will feature a recipe, a be creative theme, related to the up and coming month, or a Filofax/planner related idea to try out over the coming month. Hence the idea of a monthly, rather than a weekly or fortnighly blog.
Aha..... so why the name of my new blogspot, I hear you ask?? Well, I came upon this little poem, by Issac Watts. It not only made me smile, but also spurned the idea for my blog 's title.
' How doth the little busy bee,
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day,
From every opening flower!'
We are often so busy, yet each one of us shines in our own way, and each hour has the chance of being a shining hour. I liked that thought. Don't let the hour go by without making it a shining one, however you can. I wish you all many shining hours and precious moments, no matter how busy your life, and whatever your circumstances, and hope you enjoy my new up and coming monthly blog. The first diary posts will follow at the end of August.... as dates for your September diary.
So, go on get up and shine.Off to enjoy the hour.............