are you going to do with your today? There are tons of
possibilities, and it's completely your choice what you do
with them. You may have to go to work because
you've agreed to do a certain job for pay, but how you act
and the quality of the work you do are up to you, and you
alone. How are you going to treat the other people
with whom you have contact--with dignity and respect and
love and compassion, or with disdain and judgment and
neglect? Will others be glad for having interacted
with us, or will we have made their days less pleasant?
may want to complete a novel sometime in the future--if I
write three pages today, that dream may become a
reality. I may feel frustrated in my home because of
the clutter, and an hour or three of cleaning up may be the
best way for me to spend my day. My mind may be racing
with all sorts of problems and concerns, so the best thing I
can do today may be a very long walk in a relaxing and
beautiful place where I can let my mind and thoughts settle.
we get so caught up thinking about what we want to do with
our lives that we neglect to pay attention to this day, the
one we're living right now. And each day brings its
own set of demands and dynamics--while a nice long walk may
be just the thing for today, tomorrow we may be better of
sitting down at a desk and spending a few hours on a project
that needs to get done. And sometimes I can use today
to plan for tomorrow; after all, that camping trip isn't
going to plan itself.
"A lifetime in miniature." How will I feel
tonight when I go to bed? That all depends on how I
spend this day, this wonderful gift that I've been
given. May we all spend it well.