The other week I wrote a guest post for my long time friend Christina [see us in all of our high school glory, below]. Its a few thoughts I need to think and on an often kind of basis. I thought maybe you’d want to think on them too
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Do you ever think about NOW?
It’s usually always tomorrow and yesterday that take all of our thinks and thoughts. I wonder about tomorrow and what it will be. And I think about yesterday, what could have been and what was.
What will I do? Who will I be? I used to be her and am I NOW still me?
But today is today and here I am now.
Now can be so boring. Tomorrow is exciting and yesterday is comforting. Now can be hard and today can be tiring. And yet now was at one time a tomorrow and it almost always looked exciting. In days to come, it will be now that will fill your mind with happy thoughts of days gone by.
I’ve always been a believer that what you do today will have a lot to do with your tomorrow. I think today should be lived with intent, purpose, hope and sprinkled with love. I always hope that tomorrow will be better than today. And I even try (on my good days) to do a little more than hope. Make little choice here and another there that will be for the good of tomorrow.
But as for today . . .
I’m a stay at home mom with 4 little la la’s and the days can be long…. sometimes grueling. Most days I’m just trying to make it through the day. Wake up, make it to nap time, snacks, make it to bed time and start it all over again. But days are turning into years. Baby faces are morphing into actual little people and now is full speed ahead into tomorrow.
And so for now, I’m trying to be more here today. To take a good long stare into little ocean blue eyes and see who they are on this day and to love in that moment.
It’s amazing what you will notice if you let yourself be where you are. On a walk you might notice the beautiful flowers you always passed by. Eating your ice cream you might actually taste it. Having a conversation you just might hear what the person is really saying. Their words may be the very thing that will keep you warm tomorrow.
Now here is that picture I was telling you about . . . Christina and I go way back. Like back to the days when we all wore clothes that were like 3 sizes too big and looked like they came from the men’s department.
Christina writes a really thought provoking and honest blog called Welcome to the Laundromat where she shares her story and journey. She has overcome some pretty big things and in turn has a heart to help others. She is one of those ever giving, genuine kind souls (+ a funny one at that – we have had some really great laughs over the years). I’m beyond lucky to call her my dear friend.