As we once again approach the end of a year and begin another one; it never fails to amaze me how often we repeat the same old patterns. Oh to be sure…there will be the predictible year in review on the news programs…on the entertainment programs; and, even on the morning talk shows. Does anyone else watch those things and think….that happened this year? Why, i thought that person passed away longer ago than that…or did that much stuff really happen just this year? We can learn from these things because time really does pass more quickly than we are aware of.
As as we approach the new year…we will invariably have to hear about all of the new year’s resolutions that we may or, more likely, may not keep within days of making our comittments! 🙂 We will hear from all of those people who have the ability to “predict” the future; telling us their version of the coming days and, how we are going to handle those situations around the world.
I say, let’s do something new this year. Let’s live in the moment for a change…how does that sound? People get so locked into the past that they can’t envision the future. Those who have their sights set on the future…are so busy trying to forget about the past that they cant live for today. When we live in a constant state of rewind or fast forward…we miss some of the greatest moments today with our friends, our family, our co-workers, neighbors and even with friends we have not yet met.
Each day is a gift and must be truly lived in to be appreciated. There is nothing worse than meeting someone who is bitter and corrupted from the past that continues to haunt them…or someone so bent on tomorrow that they can’t even take the time to realize that today is passing them by while they are so busy preparing for the next greatest thing that may be coming their way. Regrets are a terrible thing to live with because wishing things were different doesn’t make it so.
People who get to the end of their lives either take stock and tally all the blessings in their life or they sit and review all of the missed opportunities and regrets of things that they could have, would have or should have been done better. That is not a happy moment.
Our attitude or approach to life should be viewed as a whole life outlook or plan…not as in segments to be filed away for posterity to be reviewed at a later date; it is much too precious and passes way too quickly, we might forget to DO something important if we view life in small segments to be accomplished. At the end of life, there are no do overs; I am afraid to tell you. This is it, in this world that we live in. If you get off of your chosen path…it is easy to re-route your footsteps and get back on track…as long as you are still breathing…you can change the course that you choose to follow.
Many of us spend way too much time doing things that we don’t want to do…things that don’t make us happy; or, doing things that others expect us to be doing. When it comes right down to it…no-one else lives inside of our skin…or our souls; we alone are responsible for our personal failures and achievements. Yes, there are others who help us on our way but; no matter what…when it comes right down to it; we each have a responsibility to figure out how we want to live our lives…with both the beginnings, the endings and all that happens in our lives, in the very important middle. Let’s make it a goal to make every day count for something special!