Saturday, August 22, 2009

Today is The Best Day Ever...

and tomorrow will be the best day ever too, and so will the next day.

We have this little flower that popped up in between the two boards that make up the bottom stair that goes to our back door. It's just so cute. It looks like a viola. Irv planted some in a pot for the deck, but his are all purple.

Looking at the little flower I started thinking about where it came from and how long it might last, and then I thought, "What does it really matter?"

I am "living only in the present" right now, and it's an awesome way to live. I have stopped looking back, and I have stopped thinking about the future. I really can't control either, and since choosing to live this way....my life has really changed, and I have really changed. I don't think I have ever been happier, or felt so fulfilled and satisfied with my life...just how it is today.

So, now when I look at that little flower, I think, "It doesn't really matter how you got here. It doesn't matter that you won't be here for long. All that matters is that you are here today, and you make me smile."


I also think, "I'll try to keep the dogs from stepping on you!"

8 comments:

Lanyardlady said...

What a great outlook! Live in the moment. As John Lennon said, "Life is what happens while you're making other plans."

Leah said...

That little flower is so sweet! And yes, great outlook.

Waterstone by Lori Plyler said...

What a great picture! Good luck keeping the dogs away. :)

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Wonderful outlook and reminder. I have similar thoughts when I see a thing of fleeting beauty-it takes a conscious effort not to weep and worry about how long it will last and simply revel in the moment.

Schaufensterbabe said...

Cool post. Thanks! :)

Cris Siqueira said...

kathy
like you said, your tiny little flower growing in between the boards of your back steps it's so cute!! nature it's amazing!!

have a happy week

Beth Anderson said...

lovely picture and lovely approach to life Kathy!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Look at your cute little crack flower! I love her. She almost looks like...a pansy?

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