Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Make today wonderful


If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time..
not tomorrow, nor next year, nor in some future life after we have died.
The best preparation for a better life next year is a full, complete, harmonious, joyous life this year.
Our beliefs in a rich future life are of little importance unless we coin them into a rich present life.

Today should always be our most wonderful day.

Author ~Thomas Dreier
From the book ~ Light from many lamps
by Lillian Eichler Watson




How many of us live in our present life?
What did you do yesterday ?
Did you make plans for today or next week or next year even?

As gardeners we are always talking about the next season waiting on spring or fall, hurrying up winter so we can see, smell and touch the first blooms of the new season, to plant the first pack of seeds, to put all of our new plans into action, anticipating whats ahead.
What about the present ?
When was the last time you just stopped, sat quietly and let your mind be clear of all thoughts of the future, of all the things to come, of all the things that need to be done.

When was the last time you sat still long enough to hear leaves fall, water drip the chirp of a bird or had a silent conversation with a squirrel ? This little fellow and I watched over each other for over an hour yesterday. I told him all of my troubles and he listen closely he reminded me that living for the present takes practice that even though it's good to make plans for the future it's better to live for right now, to enjoy each and every second, every breath, every sound, every smell.


Make today wonderful ...
your present life is waiting on you .


4 comments:

  1. Great post!

    With my husband and I retired, I have to say that we take time to enjoy all that is around us. The boys are grown; we aren't rushing out the door to commute to work; we aren't tied to Blackberries and computers to do our jobs after we've left the office.

    We spend about 2 hours every morning enjoying coffee, conversation, the garden, our greyhound and reading.

    As I told my son the other day, early retirement saved my life. I reversed some health problems. What good is working for more money if you're not healthy.

    Cameron

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  2. Cherry, What a lovely post this is:) Your sentiments are mine, as well. I even went so far as to name my blog with that thought in mind--AND I STILL HAVE TROUBLE with living in the moment. I think it truly is something one needs to consciously bring one's awareness to. I think our intellect can also play a role, and our personality--I am kind of analytical and am always thinking, planning, etc. It's hard for me to live in the moment. Some people don't have that problem, but I sure do know what you are talking about; AND I certainly do enjoy life much more when I take that moment and show appreciation for it by embracing it:) Thanks for the nice post! Jan

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  3. Life is short...one has to live for TODAY. Life can be stressful with the economy/our funds being bad and possibly our health.
    Taking time to "smell the flowers" can bring that quiet joy that is so needed. Retirement would help too.

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  4. Lovely thoughts Cherry, and definitely something to remember. It's hard to take the time to enjoy the present, when the present rushes all around you, demanding to be heard! I'm grateful for the much slower pace of January, as it gives me a chance to enjoy life more. After working retail at a popular department store during the holidays, I can take all the relaxation I can get!

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hugs, Cherry

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