It is natural to worry…to feel helpless when there are situations which you cannot do anything about…to wish that you could just somehow make it all better. Lately I’ve found myself feeling all of these things and then some. Over the past few days and nights I’ve received emails, had a few conversations, and dreamed several dreams which have helped to settle things down inside of me.
I could make this post a long and drawn out, but I won’t. It isn’t necessary. It’s enough to tell you how all of it has come together for me. Life is full of choices. We get to decide how we will react to things, how we will conduct ourselves, how we will treat ourselves and others, etc. We all know that.
No matter what has happened in the past or will happen in the future, what we have is this very moment…right now. What I was doing was allowing myself to become frozen in thought about the future. I have no control over that. What I can, and have decided to do, is to enjoy this very moment. To treasure what is in front of me.
Does that mean that I am no longer concerned about what is going on? No. I am still very concerned and will continue to do anything and everything that I can do about it. I’ve simply realized that it would be foolish of me to lose out on the gifts of each and every day because of worry over yesterdays or tomorrows…things out of my control. I’m choosing not to squander the little things…the smiles, the love, the time…the things that really matter.