“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
― Mother Teresa
Well, phase one of my vacation is done – home briefly to catch up on a few things and off again in the morning to head south for family (and extended family) time. So far the vacation time has been wonderful, but exhausting – hoping for some down time during the coming week (ha ha)
But.. the past few days have not been without sorrow as well. A friend passed away very unexpectedly yesterday, which has cast a shadow over our more festive plans for the remainder of the week. Life does throw curve balls at you when you least expect it. And we keep moving forward, because we must.
“Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now. And that’s a revelation for some people: to realize that your life is only ever now.” — Elkhart Tolle
We spend much time dwelling on the past, and worrying about the future, but tragedies remind us that we should also relish the now, because it might be all we have.