Forget about the past,
don’t even look to the future,
all we have is today,
So start from now.
Do you ever have the kind of day where you didn’t do anything you wanted to? You just let it slip away from you, than startled to beat yourself up for it? Wherever you are right now is a new beginning.
So pick yourself up,
brush yourself off,
Start all over again.
What are you waiting for
Start from now!
Portrait of Deserted Island by TaniaElric
Do you remember the movie “Castaway” where Tom Hanks played the part of a man who was stranded on a deserted island all by himself? He became so lonely that when he found a Wilson ball, he drew a face on it and began having conversations with Wilson as if it was a real human being. It was a great example of how we as humans are not designed to be an entity onto ourselves. We have this innate need to connect with all of creation, but more than that we long to be needed, wanted, recognized, appreciated, and most of all loved. When we don’t have these things, we often find ourselves feeling as if we too are alone on a deserted island.
We were born to be a part of each other’s lives, otherwise how would we come to understand what love is, and what good is love if it can’t extend, touch and grow? What good is life without others to share it with, for love is the giving of oneself, and without someone to share love with we may as well be stranded on a deserted island.
I have always been grateful for the people in my life, but I don’t stop often enough to realize how precious is the time they give me. It is after all a portion of they’re life that they will never get back. Our connection to each other becomes a selfless act without any expected intentions. I’m learning that the greatest gift I can give in return is to receive what they have to offer.
Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”-Earl Nightingale
This is today’s quote which I have set up on my phone. The timer for it rings at 9:00am, but I was too busy to open it up until after I already got frustrated with my project.
As I’m sorting through 45 years of family picture trying to decide what I want to do with them, I find it very overwhelming. They’re spread out all over the dining room table. They’ve been there for a few weeks and every time I sit down to work on it I feel the same way, like I’m never going to get it done.
Then I take a break checking out my emails, Facebook and blog and open my quote of the day. I’m reminded how God always finds a way to tell us what we need to know.