Now Is The Best Time
Have you ever been asked one of those ice breaker type questions? For example, I was asked in a group recently “what is your favorite season?” I said something about Spring, Summer, Fall, essentially anytime but winter. Spring is fun because everything is blooming and becoming green. Summer is nice because you can wear shorts and t-shirts and sandals everyday and go swimming. Fall is exciting because boots, scarves, and tights – hello, fashion! I don’t really like the cold. Anyway, after I said this though I was thinking how if it is Winter, we humans long for warmth. If it is hot, we long for cooler weather. We humans are strange creatures because we are rarely content with how the weather is going but simultaneously we do not really enjoy change.
CHOOSING THE PRESENT
After answering that question I decided that from now on my answer would always be the current season. Not because I don’t have a preference but because I am striving to live contently and happily in the present. The best time is now. Not yesterday, although I do have good memories. The future will be good I am sure, but I am not there, I am here and here is now. Worrying is something I really struggle with and stressing over the future. It is comforting to always remember what Jesus said, “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” (Matthew 6:27 NLT). The answer of course is no, worrying can’t add time to my life but it steals the present, therefore do not worry, instead, enjoy the present. A few verses late Jesus says “today’s trouble is enough for today.” Amen.
SEASONS & TIME
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ultimately, I am grateful for seasons because they remind us that very rarely does life stay the same, before you know it things change, they teach us to be thankful for now. Seasons show how there is a time for everything. Usually, I tend to think things like, “I need more hours in a day,” “there’s never enough time,” “if only I had time for that” and things along this line of thinking. But I have realized by meditating about seasons and time that there is a time for everything. But not at the same time. There is a time to sow and a time to reap. There is enough time for everything. I have to be realistic though because if I listed everything I would like to do in a day there is NO way for me to accomplish everything and be a good wife and mother. But there is a time for my desires. There is a time for painting. There is a time for photography. There is a time for writing. All in the same day? No. But there is enough time.
While thinking about these things it could not have been more perfect for me to come across this Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
There is enough time and the best time of the year, month, week, day is now.
This is really what living fiercely is all about. Living a fierce life means living intentionally and living intentionally looks like being present in the now.
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