Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Time to Enjoy

I've never been good at savoring the moment.

I'm that person who assumes that if the "now" is perfect then the other shoe is about to drop.

I've always got one eye looking toward tomorrow wondering what I should be doing today to make the here after better.

Unfortunately, as we all know, all we have is the now.  And, most every religious text will tell you and every motivational poem will entrust that life is for the living.  It is meant to be joy filled not saturated with worry and anxiety.

So why do I do this to myself?  Why not indulge in the laughter of my kiddos being silly?  Why not take in the chocolate cake without feeling guilty or weak?  Why not let today be what today is going to be trusting that tomorrow will take care of itself?

I just think that some people are better at being joyful than others...but innately, I think we all yearn to be and have the capacity to do so, if we just let go of the need to control the outcome and surrender to what is.

Today, I'm going to see what unfolds and laugh when I feel happy, scream when I feel frustrated, dream when I'm feeling inspired and believe that this moment, right now is to be treasured.

I'll never get it back again...so, why waste it.  Here's to joy!

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