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Saturday, October 20, 2012

An Idiots guide to Calendaring

How sad that many of us only live for the future and never really consider the present.

"Where am I going on vacation next year?"
"What am I going to wear to the party next week?"
"How should I prepare for next month's strategy meeting?"


Please don't get me wrong people.
I am huge into planning and preparation; a glance at my calendar will give you insight beyond normal comprehension, as my calender is planned out daily for the next four months. But one thing that I have noticed, is that our society in general really only emphasizes what's going to be happening tomorrow.

Why is it that most people overstep today like they are trying to avoid Fido's doo-doo in the grass?

This attitude has even crept into our little ones lives...
Have you noticed how grown-up children are these days? 12-year-old girls look, act, and dress like they are 21 and 13-year-old boys are discussing which colleges they are going to attend; including their major, how much money they're going to make and what their monthly payment is going to be on their new red Toyota Corolla.

Again, I know that there are some of you out there that just cannot comprehend what I'm trying to communicate here. So let me be as clear as possible. I am certainly not against thinking about our future, I'm just making an argument that we should enjoy each day as God presents it to us.
I think that there is something beautiful in sitting down on your front porch, listening to the birds, watching kids playing, and soaking up the moment.  After all, aren't our lives made up of millions, if not billions of tiny moments that will eventually define us?  And when you and I look back, let us not regret one of those moments.

Today, I will end with a quote that I read years ago. To this day I have never been able to get it off my mind.  May it serve as a challenge and a reminder to enjoy this day.

"To-morrow! oh, that cursed word to-morrow! How has man made it cursed! I find it not in the almanack of the wise; it is only in the calendar of fools. To-morrow! there is no such thing except in dreamland, for when that comes which we call to-morrow it will be to-day, and still for ever to-day, to-day, to-day.
There is no time but that which is."

C.H. Spurgeon
Application:
"Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, That's why it's called the Present"

2 comments:

offsetinnocence said...

Carpe Diem. I have really tried to live in the moment the last few months as I started to realize always looking to tomorrow really sapped today of its beauty.

Anthony Kladitis said...

That sounds like a good plan to me! Don't forget about living it up right in the moment!