To often of times I miss out on the joys of life because my mind is preoccupied and running a list of 100 other things I need to do. Often times, I have to remind myself to stay present, in the present moment. I know today is a gift, but somehow my mind escapes the present and tends to look back at yesterday, or look ahead of life for tomorrow. The thing is, there are only 24 hours in one day. That has never changed and never will. The past is already gone and the future isn’t even here yet.
When my oldest was a toddler. I looked forward to the day she would grow old enough to enroll in different community clubs that my Sister and I were involved in. I looked forward to the experience of having her involved in different organizations and activities. To be able to make new friendships and create memories. Now that my daughter is older, she is involved in different activities and belongs to a particular club that keeps us rather busy. Often times I think to myself, “where has the time gone?”
Almost daily I look back through my notepads and look over anything I didn’t get a chance to complete and add it to my list of things to do for tomorrow. To often of times, I am worrying about not having enough time, and not really living in the moment. Most days I am like a Taxi Cab driver who is bouncing back and forth like a ping-pong ball. My little ones are growing fast, and I no longer want to miss out.
A good friend once told me, “Sometimes Katrina, you just need to slow down and smell the roses”. To be honest, I think my friend was right. And so for today my friends, that is exactly what I am going to do. Today, I will live life in the present and not in the future. For today is a gift, and I am going to cherish it.