Today is Your Present
“No longer complain about what isn’t, rather, enjoy what is.”
If you really think about it, all we really have is, Today!
Yet so many of us long for yesterday or can’t wait for tomorrow. The phrases TGIF (Thank God Its Friday) or “Blue Mondays” come from this line of thinking. Don’t get caught up in it…
The real adventure in life must come from learning to appreciate each and every day. Sure, everything may not go as planned but at least it’s going. Even in the worst of days if you are grateful you will find something worth redeeming. All you have to do in order to be grateful is to remind yourself of the alternative.
The older I get the faster life seems to go. Some days it feels like it’s on speed dial! So, I am learning to really stop and smell the roses (literally), and to see the good in each day and overlook what isn’t.
“There are times in the lives of most of us when we would have given all the world to be as we were but yesterday, though that yesterday had passed over us unappreciated and unenjoyed.”
William Edward Hartpole Lecky
I have always loved the words Carpe diem and here’s what Wikipedia has to say:
Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 BC- 8 BC), more widely known as Horace, that has become a aphorism. It is popularly translated as “seize the day”. Thus a more accurate translation of Carpe diem” would be “enjoy the day” or “pluck the day [as it is ripe]”.
Suck the life out of this day!