Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Be here now

You are here now. I am here now. We don't know whether we will be here tomorrow. I say this not to be morbid but to be realistic. And to be grateful, truly grateful. Today is gift. This very moment is gift.

So what do you need to say or do that is essential to you at this moment? What do I need to say or do? Often there are things we think, "One of these days, I'll have to ... (fill in the blank)." Perhaps that day is now?

If you and I can somehow live with the awareness that all we really have is this moment—and still keep the tension of living in hope and making plans for the future—we will be able to make the most of our moments and our days. Perhaps then we'll be even more alive, even more grateful for the things we tend to take for granted each day—the people we love, sunshine, beauty, warmth, color, texture, words on a page that can inspire, and so much more.

You have this one life, this one moment. How will you spend it?

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