Today is a new day. A chance for new beginnings. A hint of new possibilities.
No matter where you find yourself today, I hope find some time, to contemplate the miraculous improbability of this particular day and all that it is about to hurl in your trodden path.
Remember that none of this will ever happen again.
Everything you do today will live in your memories and form itself into a habit.
What kind of feature film are you prepared to create? What kind of book are you going to write? Personally, I prefer a good comedy, to a long drawn out drama or devastating horror.
No matter how much regret, fear, worry, discouragement, self-loathing, or hatred you hold toward yourself or others, please don’t become a self-professed victim by driving-through your meaningful life as a numb spectator.
Somewhere along the way, we accepted the notion of us against the world, which is illustrated so poignantly by our driving-through culture. It has spread throughout our vast continent for quite some time now, but if we are honest with ourselves, we have not become happier people.
We just celebrated the 150th and 241st anniversaries of two great nations, but in the coming months, we will mostly ignore the wisdom of an ancient indigenous civilizations, which we have buried under our Walmart’s, and Subway’s.
I am not going to be a hypocrite and pontificate here that I shun the drive through experience, or even that I know anything about native spirituality, but I can be honest, that as a daily habit, I don’t like any of it and I am fighting against it.
I think our way of life, our professional commitments, keep us chained to our pot of coffee, sesame seed bagels, good eats, and the cool treats.
We don’t have enough time.
We never have enough time.
We certainly don’t have time to park our car, walk into a coffee shop, smile, order a coffee, and spend five or ten minutes in conversation or contemplation.
We don’t have enough time to take that coffee, or brew one, and head to the beach, or a forest, a field, a park bench, or simply to bury our mind in a good book.
But we do have fidget spinners.
So, what’s it going to be?
If you don’t embrace today, you will never ever embrace the possibility of tomorrow.
The reality of today is here.
Tomorrow may never come.
Why worry and be afraid of the future? It is as useful an exercise, as a teat on a bull.
You are here.
You are not the sum-total of your mistakes. You are certainly not a failure, despite the many years of living with your distorted thoughts and memories.
You, in fact, have an incredible beauty and strength.
You have an incredible talent lying dormant somewhere inside of you. A song that might never be sung. A poem that will never be written. A meal that will never be served. A smile that will never reach the hearts of those who need it the most.
Don’t you think it would be sad, to live a forgettable life, and perpetually wait for tomorrow?
What if you died today?
Wouldn’t you wish for more time?
Time to do what?
In the final analysis, it is not money that runs this world, we pay for everything in our lives with our time.
You cannot bank time.
Be careful out there.
Don’t get stuck in the drive-through.
Embrace today and let tomorrow forth a new set of possibilities.
You cannot reap what you do not sow.
Today is Wednesday, July 5th, 2017.
Now go out and French Kiss the morning.