I often see the phrase ‘Happy Humanist’, and today, I took the time to really consider the saying.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon, in some beautiful winter sunshine, travelling to Arisaig, to visit family.

It has been a couple of months since I had driven the road north, but I really was taken aback by the spectacular settings.  This country really does have the most amazing natural offerings.

I was truly happy, driving up the west coast on such a glorious afternoon and although there were a few points that my travel was reduced to a snail’s pace as tourists slowed to take in the stunning views, (and who could blame them!), as well as some hairy bends.  The slower pace allowed me the time to marvel at the stunning scenery and truly appreciate how happy Scotland’s scenery makes me feel.

Humanism promotes a care for the natural world and it also allows reminds me to take the time, every so often, to consider my responsibility to care for this spectacular planet, so here I am, very nearly at my final destination, enjoying a cup of coffee (thanks to the flask I packed), enjoying the glorious sunshine, taking in the amazing views and a near cloudless sky.

We have one life to live and the obligation to make every day count, and today, I feel I have certainly achieved that.

Click here to find out more about the Fuze Foundation or the Humanist Declaration 

Morag Webster