I sit here thinking on how fragile and temporary life can be. There are no promises of tomorrow only the knowing of today. Many people waste their today lost in yesterdays and others waste their today lost in the future. I think there needs to be a balance. Very few of us know how to live in today!
I think our pasts are important in that where we have been and what we have experienced has influenced who we are today. But if you are too busy looking backward at the past you might miss the door that opens up before you. I also think that having hope for the future gives us a sense of peace in our lives. However, it is today we are living in now so like that old expression goes – Don`t put off till tomorrow what you can do today! That is a rather deep thought if you let it mull around in you mind a little while.
I am a firm believer in enjoying our lives. I don`t want to wait till I am in my future to do things but would rather experience them now. I find myself envious of children. Children have the ability to simply emerge themselves in the here and now. They play till they are exhausted! They sleep deeply without worry! They have mastered the art of living in the present! Every venture outdoors is an adventure to be relished! Every Grilled Cheese sandwich is a savoury feast! Every program they watch the only thing that matters at that moment! Every book, the best book ever! So good let`s read it over and over!
When did we adults loose the art of being in the moment? Why do adults forget how to be in today! Yes we have lots on our plates, but kids have stuff too that is just a monumental to them! Yet they retain their childlike awe of life!
So somehow we decide that being joyous about life is only for children. The innocence of youth forever lost to us? I think perhaps that children are wiser than all of us for they know the secret to happy!
So we have lessons to learn from children! Live in today! Let the wonder of life here and now awe you! Maybe then we too can make each year last so long that we when asked will say me?? I am 7 and 3/4’s! You know why they say that? …..cause to them ever day matters!!! Children are masters of the Art of Living!