Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got. Art Buchwald
It’s true the only time we have is now. Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow isn’t here yet. Whether it is good or bad, today is all we have, so we might as well make the best of it.
I have pretty much accepted yesterday for what it was, some good and some bad, all just memories now. And though I think about tomorrow and make plans for the future, I know those thoughts and plans may not happen the way I want.
I have lived long enough that I now have more years in my past than I have in my future. I’m okay with that. I look forward to whatever time I have, hoping for the best of times and knowing that worst of times could happen. I have lived and learned lessons that will see me through whatever is to be. Bottom line, today is what I have and I will make the best of it.
I have life, laughter, and love today. That’s good enough for me.
Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun. Miguel Angel Ruiz
Well, it still is Thursday, but not for long. I have been trying to get this written all day and now I am determined to see it through to the finish! So, here goes.
The day started out as usual. I got up late. I would have gotten up even later but Teddy insists on having breakfast before nine am. Then as usual I read the paper and did the puzzles and had something to eat. Isn’t this just too interesting? Anyway…
I got dressed and thought I would write today’s post. I thought for a while and came up with nothing So, I took a walk. While walking I started complaining. About what you ask? There was nothing making me happy, every little thing was worthy of a complaint. It was too windy, which was strange because I like windy days. It was not just too hot, but humid and muggy. Seems Spring is giving in to Summer already. The pollen was bad and I started coughing and sneezing. I hate that. I couldn’t find a station on Pandora that I wanted to listen to, the neighborhood scenery was boring. I think you get the picture.
When I came home I turned the laptop on and got lost in the internet waste land. Took around an hour to find my way back to the real world. Time for lunch. Had a grilled cheese sandwich. While eating I complained about wasting time wandering the ‘net and about how boring my sandwich was and that the iced tea was weak. Ok, moving on.
After lunch I gave some thought to cleaning. That didn’t make me happy so I decided to read a couple of chapters of the book I started last night. Then I took a nap. The phone woke me up. It was one of those recorded messages trying to get me to list my condo for sale. Not gonna happen!
Supper time. I watch Netflix when I have supper. Right now I am watching the Sherlock series. It’s pretty good but I did complain that I have a hard time hearing the TV and Sherlock talks way too fast! Then I did the dishes. I can’t stand having a messy kitchen. Oh, by the way my dishwasher isn’t working…something else to complain about.
And now I am here. When looking for a quote for inspiration I found the one at the top above the cat picture. It sure made me stop and consider my day. What a silly way to spend the day! Complaining about every little thing. I have nothing real or of any consequence to blabber about. I have a good life. A happy life. A life filled with love and joy and freedom. I was such an ungrateful brat all day. I promise that is not my usual self. Obviously, I had an off day that needs to be put in the trash can of regret for being a….well you know what.
So there you have it my Thursday thoughts. I will try to do better with my Monday musings. Tomorrow will be wonderful!
“What is day is it?” asked Pooh
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet
“My favorite day,” said Pooh
Pooh has a great attitude. We should have the same but we don’t live in Pooh’s world. He lives in a happy and loving world where no matter what today brings it always ends up wonderful and there are sweet dreams. Pooh’s world is fiction where all ends well and everyone lives happily ever after.
Our world is not a place of fiction, though there are those that would like us to believe their fiction is truth, and all does not end well with sweet dreams to follow. Still, we should try to have a good attitude. But there are things that just get in the way. Some of the things that get in the way of my good attitude and don’t make for favorite days in my life;
Sometimes I don’t see what others see when looking at the same things
Sometimes I don’t hear what others hear when listening to the same things
Some things I think are right others think are wrong
Some things I think are wrong others think are right
There are people I like that others don’t
There are people I don’t like that others do
I don’t love or even like some people
Some people don’t love or even like me
That’s just the way it is. I am trying to be more understanding. But it is a bumpy road.
This day is the only one we have
It may not be a favorite
Let’s make it the very best we can
I have no great or even sorta good ideas of what to write today so I will just let my mind wander. My mind is very good at wandering but I will do my best to control where it goes while here.
In the past, Wednesday was when I posted my writing challenge, In Other Words. But not now. Now this is where I will write whatever I want to write about…until I change my mind and do something different. There will still be a writing challenge but it will be on Friday. Same concept as In Other Words but I’m calling it Friday, 5 Lines or Less. Check it out on Friday and join the challenge…the more the merrier as they say. I don’t know who they are but one day I will write about who I used to think they were. See, I am wandering👵
That’s all for now. I have to do some shopping and stuff. Or maybe…
“Finish every day
and be done with it.”
John C. Maxwell
Is this something you do or do you worry about the day that has just gone by?
Most of the time I can let the day go. But there are times when I can’t seem to go to sleep because I just keep thinking about the day and what I did/said or didn’t do/say. What a waste of time. Can’t change the past. Best to learn from it and let it go. Losing sleep over the day just ended makes tomorrow less than it is meant to be because you are too tired to enjoy it. We don’t know how many tomorrows we have ahead of us so it’s best to be done with the day, go to sleep, have sweet dreams, and wake up rested and happy.