Grab it, exhaust it, drain it, until there ís nothing left
Now is a miracle! It is also unrepeatable. But most people spend 58 minutes of every hour living somewhere other than right here, right now. They look backwards and live in the past, regretting lost joys and feeling guilt for things done badly both of which are useless and debilitating activities. Or, they live in the future, which they either long for or dread. In doing so,
they miss the miracle of NOW - this minute!
How about you? Missed any miracles lately?
Did you decide not to go swimming, even though you were at the beach, because you just had your hair done?
Did you buy the conservative navy-blue tie rather than the more debonair salmon-colored one because the navy wouldnít show stains?
Did you stay off the dance floor even when the band played your favorite song just because no other couples were dancing?
Did you pout and make it a miserable day for yourself because your presentation at the staff meeting didnít go as well as you hoped?
Did you tell your kids, "Later, I'm busy" and continue brooding about that huge repair bill when they asked you to play with them?
We've all made mistakes like these and failed to live fully when we had the chance. But berating ourselves for it is also a waste of time. Far better to just grab the next moment before we miss that too! And when you grab it, hangon. Exhaust it. Drain it of its juices. Don't give it back until there ís nothing left. Otherwise you might create your own version of a very sad story about a young man who was about to be executed for a crime.