Hello lovely people! 😄 I really hope your days have been inwardly satisfying. If not, I pray you they will be (and soon!)
Just as a side note, this post is NOT about living for now. Just to clear things up. 😊
I was walking down to get the bus when I found myself noticing the way I felt just simply walking down the road. I was reminded of how far I had come from always rushing into “Tomorrow”- even “Today” was such a big burden to me. I thought to myself: Isn’t it so liberating to enjoy the things I have now and the things I experience now and today? Isn’t it liberating to stop living always reaching out for tomorrow? Always looking for the thing in tomorrow that would make today better?
My answer to myself was “YES”! Yes. Yes. Yes.
Now is beautiful. Now is the gift that God graciously gives to us. Now is what we have.
I saw this quote by Sidonie Gabrielle Collette: “What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.”!
I know that I’ve messed up and rushed myself into tomorrow without recognizing the life I had. But I’m glad because I still have a chance to think differently and see differently. I have the gift of now. This is not to say that now is full of good things always, but that there are good things in “Now” that we can appreciate and be thankful for.
I’m treasuring my “Nows” now. 😊 I’m treasuring my God-given gift. Now I can shout or whisper “Thank You Lord for Now.” I can think the thought and keep my mind uncluttered by the worries of tomorrow or even today.
It’s not always easy. In fact it isn’t easy especially if you’re like me. But it’s beautiful for sure.
Good luck guys! 😊