I haven’t posted on my blog in quite a while, it’s been about a year to be exact.
I have been caught up in searching for my future instead of enjoying each gifted day.
My mind is always so busy focusing on, “What will tomorrow bring?”, and, “Where will I be next month or one year from now?”
Why is it that I am always looking forward to what tomorrow, next week, next month, or the next year has in store instead of simply looking forward to what today will bring?
Always searching for something more, something better, something more enlightening becomes habitual. This is not to say that we shouldn’t always strive to do better or to pursue our dreams – but I think we can easily cross a line into a place where feeling what we have or where we are at any given time is not good enough. I am a firm believer that we have a God given destiny but that we also determine our own path to that destiny by the choices we make. Depending on how long it takes us to figure out how the natural flow of life works will depend on how long it takes us to reach each destination we are prescribed to be.
When I think about the times I make a conscience effort to feel grateful, hopeful, and happy each day and live in the present moment , it is these times that I feel the most fulfilled. One thing I know for sure is the more grateful I am, the more positive of an outlook I keep, and the more I expect for goodness to follow me- it surely does. Our thoughts define our actions. Our daily thoughts don’t just stay with us, they go out into the world and act as an invitation and RSVP back to us with the same views- feelings- and judgments that we send out.
I am not saying that life doesn’t throw us some curve balls but it’s important not to stay in the mindset of, “Tomorrow will be a better day.”, because we are given today to be happy, to be grateful, and be a blessing to others. We are given today to receive what ever the day may bring- which is a portion of our destination and purpose.
As the winter season begins and the holidays usher in peace- joy- and goodwill to men, I will be focusing on each gifted day and sending good vibrations out to all and expecting to receive them right back. For what you send out into the world is what you shall receive. I am sure I will still wonder what the future may hold but I will remind myself that each day brings about exactly what I need and things will unfold in their due time- the perfect time.
Walk through your day with a glad heart and a smile on your face and see the difference you make in each day not only for yourself, your friends and family but for all that happen to cross your path.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. ~ Philippians 4:6