Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Today's gift.

A while back Jordan commented on a post, and it's been sticking with me every since. The gift of life is living.

So simple, yet we've made it so complicated, haven't we? We complain about never having time, never having energy, not being satisfied, having hurt feelings, being tired, being so busy and then--POOF!--another week, another month, another year is gone. Those days of irk can string together quite a good chunk of life, can't they?

And we've taken nearly all the living out of lives with our TVs, our iPods, our video games, our SUVs with DVDs. Since when did we let actors and little buttons do our living for us? And we're so worn out with our busy-ness that all we can muster is sitting on the couch watching other people garden, volunteer, cook, renovate, explore, etc. Someday, right? Retirement, right? That's when we'll have time to really live.

Meanwhile, we still have today. So simple: today. So perhaps today we can focus on simplicity, on simply living and living simply, and how to find the peace in our responsibilities that gives us the energy to live today with gratitude and joy, to roll with it. Much easier typed than done, I realize. More to come tomorrow.

“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” - Albert Einstein

1 comment:

Clarkers said...

Wow... love this post. Lee and I were talking just the other day about this. For me it helps to remember that God has just given me today... what would I do with this ONE day? I probably wouldn't be spending it worrying about tomorrow.... which I catch myself doing a lot. I would instead be focused on being the best wife, mom, daughter, friend and most of all I would be sharing God with as many people as possible. Like you said a lot easier typed than done... but thank you for reminding us to be thankful and live today! Leslie : )