is such a nice way of saying, "Be
patient." We don't know what this afternoon
will bring, we don't know what tomorrow will bring, so
let's focus on right now and live it well, and let come
what will come. While we like to think that we've
figured our days out and that we can predict quite well
what will happen in the future, the fact is that come
tomorrow, we'll probably be dealing with things that we
never even thought of as possibilities.
to predict the future and take care of it before it even
gets here is futile. Yes, we can prepare for something
coming up, and preparation is very valuable and quite
important. But the people who recognize and accept
that things may not turn out the way they think they will
who are able to deal with the unforeseen circumstances
calmly and effectively.
I've looked forward to a great afternoon, only to be
disappointed in the activities I had planned. Other
times, other things have come up and have prevented me from
enjoying what I thought I would be doing. Still other
times, something else has come up and the afternoon has
turned out to be so much better than I ever could have
imagined it. In all of those cases, trying to predict
the afternoon would have been fruitless--and wasting time
worrying about it would have been pointless.
I never would have been able to predict five years ago where
I am today, yet I'm enjoying today's experiences greatly.
afternoon will get here in its own time, and we have no idea
what it will bring. That's okay. We don't need
to know. If we allow it to come in its own time, on
its own terms, then we can spend the time we have now
learning, growing, and making the most of the opportunities
that are here before us, right here, right now.