Carpe Diem – Seize the day!

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” … Jim Rohn

 “Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift ~that’s why it’s called The Present.”  There is no value added to life by living in the past … all that is added is the weight of days gone by.  Apart from setting goals to assist in co-creating the future of our dreams ~tomorrow isn’t somewhere we can live either … notice how tomorrow is … as Little Orphan Annie would say … “always a day away.”  But today … ah-h-h-h … today is another matter.

From the vantage point of today I can look back and see the bigger picture and from there … hopefully … the lessons available to be learned from aforementioned picture and experiences.  Whilst sitting smack-dab in the middle of today I can dream dreams and set intentions … and then send them off into the future … to be co-created with Life.  And finally if I choose to be present … and focused … in this Now … I can see the beauty of the world around me.

In this Now all life exists. It exists in all of its glory and all of its depravity.  It presents the highest of highs and lowest of lows.  The wonderful thing about this is that in each and every moment our Spirits are striving to come out and play! They are aching to share Joy and Love and waiting impatiently for us to be open to Happiness.

I have learned that we can wait forever for conditions to be “just right” before we are willingly to allow Happiness to be in our lives … or we can ignore … lay-to-rest … or just generally heal any and all experiences or teachings that may have caused us to believe that we shouldn’t have it. It’s really our choice. Perhaps today is the perfect time to ask yourself this question: “In what simple ways can I create or allow Happiness to be on my life today?”

Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone


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