Every year I have a word of the year. Sometime in November or December I start thinking about what my word will be and by January 1 I know what it will be. There have been years I didn’t like the word but it is always a word I need to know and think about. Eventually, it becomes clear to me why the word was chosen for me. It’s like magic.
This year the word is Today
I need to be reminded of this. Lately, I have been spending a lot of time in the past. Not just remembering stuff but letting some of it bother me. Though there is much of it I would like to erase from memory there is more I am happy to remember.
Besides the past, I have been thinking a lot about the future. It is okay, even wise to consider the future and make some decisions and plans for it but not to be consumed with what might happen and all the what-ifs that come with overthinking the future.
I think this has to do with being old. When one is young there is little past to think about and the future seems too far away to give it too much thought and life is busy. That changes. In time the past becomes long, the future short, and there is more time to ponder. I must remember; I have been given today and that is enough.
Today is the most important day of my life.
I am not so old that I don’t know what day it is.
I know it is Thursday and this is Wednesday’s post. I had computer issues. So, here it is the future and I am posting the past today.
I am going to do something I have never done before! I am going to take a break from the computer. No writing or reading of blogs or wandering around in cyberspace. I will check email on my tablet once a day but that is it. When this post is published the computer will be turned off! Not forever, just until next month.
Today I am celebrating
(1) that I finally got together with a friend for lunch. We haven’t seen each other for almost a year. Nobody should be so busy that they don’t see a friend for months who lives in the same city. Anyway, we had lunch and then came back to my apartment and talked for three hours. It was great!
(2) work is really busy. Buyers are back from Las Vegas Market and there are lots of orders to enter into the computer. It’s work but fun to see pictures of what will be coming in the next few months.
(3) and maybe the best. It is Friday and I don’t have to set my alarm clock tonight. I can sleep until noon tomorrow if I want. Fridays are great because they lead to Saturdays!
I am a lazy ditz.
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Today I am linking to In Other Words prompt “Dreaming, afterall, is a form of planning.” Gloria Steinem and to Six Sentence Stories prompt Change
She worked long and hard to make her dream come true. She had been unwilling to make any change in the plans and schedules that she made carefully and in detail every step of the way. Many times she would cancel plans she made with friends and usually didn’t make it home for the holidays, birthdays or reunions. So often she broke dates with the man she loved and hoped to marry that one day he said goodbye and never came back. Everyone thought she was living the dream she worked so hard and sacrificed so much for all those years. But she knew the truth, she was living a nightmare of loneliness.