It seems to me that I have always been waiting for something better — sometimes to see the best I had snatched from me. ~ Dorothy Reed Mendenhall
Gratitude for what is prepares us for the blessings just around the corner. What is so necessary to understand is that our wait for what’s around the corner closes our eyes to the joys of the present moment.
We have only the 24 hours ahead of us. In fact, all we can be certain of having is the moment we are presently experiencing. And it is a gift to be enjoyed. There is no better gift just right for us than this moment, at this time.
We can, each of us, look back on former days, realizing that we learned too late the value of a friend or an experience. Both are now gone. With practice and a commitment to ourselves, we can learn to reap the benefits of today, hour by hour. When we detach from the present and wait for tomorrow, or next week, or look to the next year, we are stunting our spiritual growth. Life can only bless us now, one breath at a time.
I can live in the present if I choose to. Gentle reminders are often necessary, however: I will step into my life, today. It can become a habit, one I will never want to break.
This is from Each Day a New Beginning and I like the last part about making stepping into my life today becoming a habit I never want to break. That goes for my integration as well. If something pops up and needs my attention, I am not willing to let it pass me by because it is a part of me that deserves that attention.
I can’t wait for next week, or tomorrow… I want to live Now! I want to enjoy Now! What is stopping you from enjoying your Now? Don’t put things off. You may not have a tomorrow to put them off to. Then they will either be regrets or left unfulfilled.
It’s funny how you can let the best things slip right through your fingers while waiting for the best things to come to you. Isn’t it? So don’t wait… get up and go do something or that thing you have been putting off. Whether it is telling someone you love them or doing that thing you have been putting off… get up and go do it! Close your laptop, put down your phone or iPad and get a move on!
Saila signing off…