I've reached a new phase in my life--again!--and am a little out of my comfort zone. I am desperately seeking solace from a busy and ever-changing world. I yearn for my former life of raising children and using my creativity, but am trying to resolve this new one--in a new state, with a new identity--and be open to the possibilities and adventures that lie ahead for me. Perhaps this blogging thing will help...
Saturday, August 31, 2013
What I Do Today is Important
As in the end of August?
Wait a minute.
Didn’t I just plant my annuals?
Wasn’t it just the longest day of the year?
Didn’t I just blog about fireworks on the Fourth of July?
But what else did I do?
Ever since I moved to Utah, I vowed I would live in the present—be present to all around me. But, considering how quickly time flies, and not seeing much to show for its passing, I’m wondering if I might be flittering away my life, not filling my moments with memories as I should.
I used to have a tagline with my emails:
“What I do today is important
because I am paying a day of my life for it.
What I accomplish must be worthwhile
because the price is high.”
I think Author Unknown is one of the most profound human beings that ever lived. This person has
made me realize that minutes and seconds are precious. Instead of spending time watching television, how about a meaningful conversation with someone? A book in hand is worth more than playing two video games. Pen a thank-you note, rather than an email.
I have to re-commit to make each day meaningful in some way. What must I do before I lay my head on my pillow that will help me feel fulfilled?
Family, friends, having meaningful conversations, art, writing, reading, giving service, doing the best you can, leaving a place better than you found it. . .