“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift … that’s why they call it The Present.” … Unknown
I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that every day that I am alive is a gift. Apart from the loved ones who have passed … some too soon and others at a ripe old age … a trip through Medical Crisis Land reinforced for me the fragility and preciousness of life. Each day when the sun rises I open my eyes and smile because a) I’m still here … on the green side of the grass … b) I know that today I will have another kick at the can, and c) it will most likely be a day filled to the brim with excitement.
Some days the excitement shows up in ways that challenge me to keep my cool … to remember the enormous amount of work that would go to waste if I blew up the newly cleaned inner landscape … and to … in the famous words of The Cone-heads from Saturday Night Live … “Maintain Low Tones”. Fortunately during those times awesome friends are usually available to regale me with reminders such as: “These times too shall pass” and “You’ve been through worse.” and my favorite one “You can do this!” I have really nice friends!
I’m happy that most days are simply happy days. This is the kind of “normal” that I am looking to have in my life. I am happy that most challenges do indeed work out well … my health continues to improve … and I am uncovering and discovering parts of myself that I never even suspected existed. I can still often be found trying to move at the speed-of-soul but even my soul is “getting it” that here on Planet Earth life is to be enjoyed moment-by-moment and one day at a time.
I suppose that I could look back over the last decade and moan about the lost time … but realistically what would be the point of that … it’s gone now. I have dreams and plans and hopes for the future but I’ve already confided all of those to Capital “L” Life and between the two of us we seem to be co-creating and unfolding them in a timely manner … well timely for Life anyway. Each day Miss Perky, Ms Sunshine and I awake happy, excited and filled with anticipation. We are a happy crew these days. As we uncover and experience the joys that can be found in this wonderful gift called The Present … we are filled with gratitude at how awesome each moment is and how good Life is.
Arinaste Everyone (from my heart to your heart)