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  • Writer's pictureCrystelle

The best app on my phone - and it will surprise you.

I'm not going to keep you in suspense unnecessarily.

It's the Weather app. Why on earth would I say that? I'm not that socially awkward that I revert to talking about the weather. Well, not always.

So what is my fascination with the weather app?

Life is pretty dark right now. Literally. In the Southern Hemisphere we are in the midst of winter. My friends in Europe will understand - life is cold and dark. Days are short, sunshine is rare.

My life perked up on 21 June 2018 at 12:07. It was the day that marked a shift in the universe. Up until that point, the days got darker and shorter. And then, the sunset clock adds a minute. I check back again a couple of days later. Another couple of minutes extra. And so, as time passes, the days get longer. The sun stays longer.

It's pretty basic physics, right? Well yes. But bound in all of it is a valuable life lesson.

We are fans of the immediate.

The big change.

The aha-moment.

The overnight success.

The 30 day transformation.

Yet, what do we see in nature? It's a slow thing. Some days not even a minute is added to the sunset clock. It can seem like nothing is moving.

You can't force the process. The sunrise and sunset change in their own time. There's nothing you can do about it.

And then, 22 December 2018 will roll around - the culmination of the small, slow changes. The longest day of the year - and likely the sunniest.

Change seems imperceptible, but one day you awake to your 'overnight' success.

Catch nature's rhythm. It goes slowly, but it gets where it needs to go.

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