Live Fully Today

15 Feb

“May you live every day of your life.”  ~  Jonathan Swift

At first glance, today’s quote can appear a bit nonsensical.  However, it has a lot of truth behind it.  I know, and I am sure know as well, many people who never really live their lives to the fullest because they are too busy hoping and/or planning for something.  Their hopes, plans, and dreams are all directed to the future and they fail to see what is happening in their daily lives.  Instead of coming home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled, they are tired, frustrated, and perhaps even defeated.

That is because they are spending too much of their time looking back or looking ahead and not concentrating on what is present before them right here and now.  The here and now is what fuels us and gives us the grace and energy to look forward.  The here and now is what keeps us grounded and gives us hope.  The here and now, indeed, is where it is at.

That is not to say that we cannot look back and examine our past or look forward to plan our future.  It just means that gazing to the past or looking to the future doesn’t make a lot of sense if we are not grounded in the here and now.  Make every day, every moment count.  That is what Swift implied when he wrote “May you live every day of your life.”

FAITH ACTION:  Don’t postpone any longer.  Live life to its fullest today.