Sunday, May 17, 2009

Keeping the Present in Today

This beautiful Sunday morning I've been catching up on a few blogs I've not had time to read. One is from the lovely, artistic Kayt, The Pedestrian Crossing. She wrote about discovering some objects she'd long forgotten and how they pulled her to remember the lovely journey she'd made to the present. And then she had these wise words for her readers: Today is the only today that I get and anything that helps me pay attention to it is nothing short of manna from heaven.

This is the only 17 May 2009 I will ever get. Do I want to spend it with uncertainties? Do I want to spend it with regrets? Do I want to worry about three months from now? About next year? How wasteful and disrespectful that would be. Today is a gift, a present. Why do we squander this present? So wasteful. Today, at least, I'm going to enjoy my present and try my best to do that from now on.

4 comments:

Val said...

nice one - thanks

Lauri Kubuitsile said...

I tried my best yesterday. It's difficult to not worry about the future, especially as a freelance writer who depends on her income from this very crazy writing world.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely, today is absolutely today....

Selma said...

It's such an important thing to remember. So many of us spend our days wishing the time away. You're right - it's hard not to worry, but it's also important to remember that each day counts.