“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.
“Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.” Annie Dillard
It’s true you can’t take it with you.
We get one day at a time and we can’t live it more than once.
Still, I am not a person that overly thinks about time and how I spend it.
Some days are very productive in that I do a lot;
go to work, shop, cook, clean, write, crochet, you know, stuff.
Then there are days I do very little;
walk, sit, play with the boys, visit with friends, read, daydream, nap.
Those “very little” days are just as important to me as the productive days.
Maybe they are more important.
Maybe the little days are put in a sort of savings account.
Then when you need comfort and strengthening during difficult times
you can go to the vault and pull out some of those little days
and spend some of it in thoughtful recollection and reflection.
Yes, I think the little days are in our memory banks collecting interest
making us happily wealthy in life’s stocks and bonds.
Well, it is after ten am. I have read the paper, done the crossword puzzle, word jumble, find words within the word. Read my devotion and had some conversation with you know Who. Checked email and Facebook. Fed Teddy, that was the first thing I did, nothing else ever gets done until Teddy is fed, scratched, and in general fussed over. Now checking out all things WordPress. And still in my jammies.
My life is pretty routine. Not many surprises. And I like it that way. But I can manage changes, even the ones I don’t want or like. I may rant and whine occasionally–or as often as I feel it is needed to release toxins in my brain–but really I can roll with the punches.
Today my to-do list is in order–for all the good that will do. My day plotted and planned, sort of. Really, think about it. Who knows what today will bring? Nobody.
Today, I think that since yesterday isn’t anymore, tomorrow never is, and today is all I have, I will just take it as it happens and be happy.