The trouble is, you think you have time. ~ Buddha
Procrastination weighs heavily on our shoulders at times. We put off what we might have accomplished if we simply dug in and did whatever it is today. Like Scarlett, in Gone With the Wind, we tend to say to ourselves, ‘I’ll think about it tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day.”
But what if tomorrow, then the day after tomorrow and so on, we continue to put off? What if, we decide to call a friend who’s been on our minds there and then instead of waiting a few days for a more convenient time? What if we wait to call and something happens? I’m not saying to live in fear that something could happen. Oh no, I’m just trying to remind you to ‘just do it’ as Nike so grandly put it. Why? Because you’ll be so glad you did.
We need to trust our intuition. There have been times in my life when I reached out and made sure I told someone how special they were, how much I loved them and how much I appreciated them. Most times, it was simply a fond connection and maybe on some level it made the other person feel good. But there have been a few times, when I am so grateful that I did because due to circumstances, I had no idea that it was to be our last conversation ever on the human plane.
As I look back on those experiences, my heartlight fills because unknowingly, I was able to tell them how much they meant to me before they passed away. I hold dear those conversations that were divinely orchestrated and it has given me much peace in my heart that I didn’t put off saying how I felt and hearing how they felt as well.
For who knows how much time we have here on Earth? Truly, we only have the present moment to count on for the future is unsure and the past is gone. We don’t know when our time here on Earth ends and we move on to our next chapter. Living in the present in the best way we can is the only way to find peace.
Christine over at A Gratitude Diva is hosting a gratitude challenge which I found yesterday. I have done gratitude challenges before and enjoyed them. You can peruse my blog for gratitude challenge and see my results which I found, dare I say, gratifying? ♥ If you are interested in joining the challenge with Christine and many others, here’s the link! Please feel free to pass it along to your friends, family and readers. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we all did it together? Imagine how the energy level of our world would increase?
Here, I’ll start…I am grateful for my family, friends and loved ones. I am grateful that I have the beautiful opportunity to connect with all of you for each and every one of you shines your heartlight into my life and into the lives of others with such beauty. Thanks for being you! ♥