If tomorrow never comes

When I look at this imagine it fills me with hope. It’s powerful yet calming. It reminds me to acknowledge all the things I accomplished today, hope for tomorrow and the new adventures it may bring . It reminds me to rest –  my mind and my heart. Most importantly, it reminds me of the greatest artist: our creator. How perfect is His creation and how blessed are we to get to live such beauty?

Tomorrow is not promised to any of us right? Accidents and tragedies happen, we may get sick and die. But what are we doing to show our gratitude for the life we have today? Do we take time to love the ones we’d be completely broken over if we lost them? Are we really living or just existing?

Most of us are obligated to work each day.  My suggestion is to make the best of it.  Why not enjoy what you have to spend time doing? Even if it’s not pleasant do something to make it enjoyable – listening to music uplifts my mood.  Some of us have more free time to use leisurely.  What are you doing with those precious moments?  Please don’t waste it doing nothing, unless of course you’re blissfully content with doing nothing.  If not, use that time to learn something new, to help another in need, to finish that long put-off project…

I plan to take several trips, visit family and friends, learn to sew a button, read nightly, continue to write, continue to develop.

If tomorrow never comes, I want my today to count.  I want today to be the best day I lived.

With that I leave you the song by Garth Brooks, I think it sums up a lot:

Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watch her sleeping
She’s lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart
If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she’s my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face this world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes
‘Cause I’ve lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say
‘Cause I’ve lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there’s no second chance to tell her how I feel
If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she’s my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face this world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes
So tell that someone that you love
Just what you’re thinking of
If tomorrow never comes

 

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I hope you dance

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I was driving home after the gym and a quick run to the grocery store – sort of distracted by the gummy bears I was savoring.   Then I looked right and a lady was dancing merrily on the side-walk – eyes closed, hands in the air snapping, with the widest smile.  She had no concern with who could be watching her; she was light hearted and happy.  I wondered what she was celebrating.  I laughed with her, danced as I drove away: mood instantly lifted.

I had to run another errand.  Again I saw something captivating: a beautiful Indian family dressed in native garb sitting together on a bench under the shade of a luxuriant tree sharing an intimate conversation.  It was the children, parents, and grand-parents- at least three generations.  My first thought was how beautiful!  Then I thought this is what living is!

See I’ve had a few disappointing experiences lately: some “Nos” Where I expected “Yeses”,  so I was in my feelings somewhat.  I had a pleasant day though.  I worked and had music playing all day; I sang and danced along.  But still there was a hint of disappointment lingering.  But those two experiences reminded me there’s always a blessing to recount, celebrate.  I had a pleasant day: a blessing!  I spoke to some family and friends throughout the day: a blessing.

Some things we chase is like chasing the wind, of no real value – like riches and glory.  Of what benefit are these things if we have no peace?  If we have no one to share them with? If we’re never satisfied?

I’m grateful for the gift of music.  I’m grateful for the gift of sound.  I’m grateful to have family and friends that are family.  I’m grateful for my feet, toes, legs so I could dance.

It’s important to take time to enjoy life.  Let go of the day’s stresses by dancing – who cares who’s watching?  You may inspire someone to be joyful and dance too.  Make time for what’s most important: Family!

Count your blessings

Dance like no one is watching

Spend time with family