read a lot of words written about our tendency to worry
about the future rather than focusing on getting the most
out of today, and this tendency can keep us from creating
many beautiful todays that will help us to create a
beautiful future for ourselves. Worry about the
future often becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy which can
make it even more difficult for us to think positively
about the future; all this can become a never-ending cycle
that holds us firmly in its grasp.
are concerns in our future. They have to do with
work, living, money, and family situations. But they
are in the future, not in the present, so we have choices
to make. Do we enjoy what we have today, or do we
spend this day worrying and fretting about tomorrow?
Do we learn today and plan today for tomorrow, or do we
stay obsessed with the potential bad things that will come
around the corner tomorrow? Do we trust life and God
that tomorrow will take care of itself (while still making
creative and focused plans for it), or do we add stress to
our lives by not having the faith?
often very difficult not to let fears and anxiety take
over our days--they're very powerful forces. But the
power they have is only the power we give them, and if we
take back that power and keep it from them, they won't be
able to make our todays miserable.
have many gifts at my disposal today that I can
enjoy. It's my choice whether I focus on them or if
I focus on what may happen tomorrow. And if I use my
intelligence and intuition to make productive plans for
dealing with tomorrow's potential problems, then I'm
making even better use of this today that I've been given.