Monday, April 2, 2007

Live For Today!

Today I like the pink much better. It is all in the eye of the beholder! Today it looks bubble gum pink. Rose pink. I like it. Kim loves it. And Anna Rose will love it. A rose room for our little Rose! (Then again, it might be a boy and he will be in with his two brothers. He will like the royal blue stars in there!)

The other fun thing I did last weekend was drive to the coast to meet a dear friend who was up here from California at a conference. We have been friends for fifteen years. Sometimes years go by without us seeing each other and often, months go by without calling or writing each other and yet, when we get back together, it is like we never skipped a moment together. She is one of those friends who you can sit with, just being silent for a long. long time and nobody feels uncomfortable about the silence.

D. and I were talking about life and one of the epiphany moments we have both experienced in the last year is how many people don't live in the NOW - ourselves included sometimes. I remember last summer writing in my journal that we can spend too much of our time either pining for the past or worrying about/expecting the future. We all get into that trap sometimes. Life is always going to be better when _______. Or life was better when_______.

I am determined not to live that way. I will live in the now. It's a good thought for everyone.
Living in the now keeps us from worrying about the future, or regretting the past. It keeps us from speeding through our lives, passing by the beautiful roses that we never stop to smell because we are so intent on climbing into our future. It keeps us from being bitter about our past, or holding it like a shrine. It makes us enjoy each day to the fullest.

Live for today! Live in the now!

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