Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The other day I was talking to a friend and she said, “Remember how cute the kids were when they were little. Remember when they would run up to you and you could pick them up and hug them. What I wouldn’t do to have them young again.” I saw her face and her expression was one of sorrow. Then I asked her what about today? What can you share with your children today, that you couldn’t share with them back then? I reminded her that looking back at the past can be a selective process. We don’t always present a clear representation of how we felt at the time. “I am sure it wasn’t all fun and games when they were little either,” I said. We must embrace the present more. Look around at all the great things in our lives now. This has to be the best year of your life because in present or realistic terms, it’s the only year of your life. For that matter, it’s the only day of your life. The past, once was. The future, may be. Today is forever.
I have heard it put in a little stronger way:
“If you have one leg in yesterday and one leg in tomorrow, you’re pissing all over today.”