“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
Sunday morning, for many, is a time of reflection. Some of us do it in a house of worship, others choose to do so off on their own.
For me, it’s a private time between me and my creator… I take stock in what’s been happening, where the world is going, and me in particular. What have I contributed that is positive? Negative? Is there something I need to fix around the house? Around my Karma? And do I have the tools to accomplish either task?
But every now and then, it’s time to pack up all those things that make one’s hair turn grey. Either I figure that out eventually, or my dog Cooper uses his cold, wet nose to remind me of the simple power of “Now.”
And so now it’s off to a local dog park where he runs and plays with his canine friends while I simply watch. Sometimes, the dogs allow me to interact with them. It’s a gift I graciously accept. The stress relief is amazing and the message starts to come to me: With all the stress in the world that needs attention and fixing lest we destroy our precious civilization, there still lies within us a need to simply enjoy the “now.” After all… Isn’t it the “now” we’re trying to save? Not just in the world, but in all of us?
And so, when Cooper is done playing with his friends. I’ll often load him back up into the car and take him to a large county park nearby that has trails going through the wilds. We’ll walk for awhile and we’ll both take in the beauty of nature as my soul gathers energy for the coming week.
I can’t speak for Cooper, but when we return home, refreshed, I think we both realize the importance of simply enjoying the “now.”
“Now” is where we make decisions. “Now” is where we remember. “Now” is where we live. And “now” is where all of our answers can be found.
There’s so much that we can do, but only if we understand the simple power of “Now.”
I think it can best be put like this…
Now… Go and enjoy your now!
With thanks and appreciation to Dave Carroll.
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