A few days ago I was reading an old novel in which a central character made the comment, “Today is yours!” That might seem obvious to you, but to me it stirred the thought that I live in Tomorrow Land most of the time–and I think many others do as well. Much of my email is from people who are getting ready for something in their lives or careers. The nature of my teaching and training is that it focuses on “after class” and “back at work” and similar tomorrow themes. Planning is part of life and work and we would be foolish to not do it. Still, does it sometimes seem to you that mentally you live in the future most of the time?
The problem with so much thinking about the future is that we often rush through a lifetime of todays to get there. I want to remember, when I awake each day, that I have a gift of life and time to do and be what I want. I hope you will do that as well. Even if your time is structured by someone else, your mind and heart can live, as some call it, in the now. We can’t change anything at all about the last moment, hour, day, weeks, years or decades. We have no way of knowing what tomorrow or the tomorrows after that will bring. But, today is ours.
And, the most wonderful thing is that it is always today! Seize it and live it to the fullest, just for its own sake—and yours.