Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Savor this day you're given

I am so enjoying fall this year. The trees dressed out in brilliant and stunning color. The lawns blanketed with crunchy and colorful leaves. Crisp and fresh air. No mosquitoes. Sunny days.

I don't much like what I know will follow. I'm really not a winter person. When I was younger and my sons were smaller, we liked to go sledding, cross-country skiing and do other outdoor activities. I don't do that anymore. I'm not sure why, but I just don't.

So these days I'm trying hard to focus on each day—not on what's around the corner. I want to savor what is here right now and not cloud this time by unhappy thoughts of snowy roads, ice build-up on my roof, canceled dinners because of weather and more. No, I don't want to go there.

It's part of keeping awake and aware, isn't it? I want to sustain my awareness of what's in front of me right now. Don't let tomorrow steal the happiness and joy today can bring.

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