Embracing Today

Some days bring adventure and excitement. You may find yourself trekking through the mountains, or out on the town with some friends. Maybe you have a performance or presentation that you’ve been preparing for in which you will stand in glory as you leave the audience in awe. 

Or maybe it’s just a day like any other, simple and familiar.

Some days are just like that. You make your kids lunch and get them off to school, go to work, maybe exercise for a bit, help the kids with their homework after they get home, make dinner, watch a show, and then get everyone off to bed; not a bad day, just a familiar day.

Familiarity is a two-sided coin. Heads, you find comfort and peace in the consistency of knowing what to expect. Tails, you find it mundane and restlessness takes over as you question the very purpose of your existence.

We live in a fast-paced and extremely connected world. The internet allows us access to everything from what our friends ate for lunch, to the political discourse of a foreign nation. In the midst of all of this, we are being marketed the message that we do not yet have what we need to be content.

It is easy to get caught up in the grass is greener on the other side mindset, constantly longing for something other than what we already have, or believing that we must become more to be who we are. We are original beings, and though two lives may be similar, they are not the same. 

Today and right now may hold the very sustenance that our souls need.

I would like to end with a quote that I have referenced many times before:

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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