Today Is The Best DayAuthor: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2004
We sat on the swing enjoying the warm summer air, truly without a care in the world. Cody, my 6-year-old nephew laughed, as he swung higher than me. His laugh made me smile.
Afterwards, we went for a walk, looking at the gardens.
As we were walking, Cody looked up at me and said, "Today is the best day!" I smiled at him and replied, "Yes, it is a great day."
I then started thinking about what had we done that day?
We didn't really do anything special; there was nothing that we did that cost any money. It was a simple day - one where we talked, went for walks, and swung on the swing.
So often, we wait for our "best days" without realizing that "today is our best day". Or we say, "when I get this", or, "if only this", or, "when I have more money, I will", and we forget to live every day, enjoying today.
We should be more like children; they truly live in the moment! They don't need expensive things to make them happy; they don't use the phrase, "if only", or, "when I get this", or, "when I have more money". They don't dwell in the past, nor do they worry about the future.
We often hear the expression that we should living in the moment. How do we do that, well watch children as they are the perfect example of living in the moment.
There is a saying, "Carpe Diem" which means, "Seize the Day".
And saying that is full of wisdom, "What I do today is important as I am exchanging a day of my life for it.!"
As we get older, we need to remember these sayings and enjoy each and every day.
Keep your child like attitude of "living each moment to its fullest"!
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