"One of the illusions of life
is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart
that every day
is the best day of the year."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
We have a tendency to look forward to something, many things, things being better, an event that is coming, loved ones arriving, Christmas presents to get and open on the specified time. That's all good. We need things to draw us, and our anticipation is often exciting.
Yet, as we do that, it is all to easy to think of today as simply a stepping stone on the path to tomorrow, or to that time we are looking forward to. This would be a good definition of wasting time.
As we become more aware of our life as a journey and that the real value is in fully living the moments as they come, regardless of what they contain, that awareness leads us to a joyful life, by en-joying ourselves and all that is going on in and around us.
That's the life I am coming so much closer to living. Eyes wide open, seeing what I want to see, feeling what I want to feel, enjoying anticipation but not being carried off with it.
"We Have No Idea What Tomorrow Will Bring, But Today Is Overflowing With Potential." -- Allan Lokos
Spread Some Joy Today--by bringing it along with you as you're out and about getting ready.