Today’s Fun Friday is the image above. And Pooh shares with us a wealth of wisdom with this quote. A few lessons to be taken:
- The best time to do anything, is TODAY: there is so much that we put aside in our lives. Maybe it’s a book we want to write, family that we want to see, starting to exercise and live a healthier life…and we feel that we can’t do it because we don’t have the time (correction, MAKE the time). There is only one time to start, and that is TODAY. If you didn’t do something yesterday, it’s gone. And you can procrastinate until tomorrow. But TODAY is the best time because it is the time you have in your grasp. Whether its work, pleasure, life, fun, self-improvement, let today be the first day of it.
- Today is a new day: had a bad day yesterday? Did it rain? Did you get into a fight? Did you get a nasty email? A flat tire? Life throws us so many little (or large) curve balls. When they come our way, sometimes we are paralyzed and it hits us in the face. Other times we react emotionally. The old rule of “sleep on it” applies to so many things (for example, not replying to an angry email). The reason it works so well is because we wake up hopefully with a new perspective, new mood, a chance to start fresh and anew. Today is a new day, and it’s a chance to start all over, or to change everything.
- Be present: another way to look at ‘today’ is ‘now’. Yesterday and tomorrow are time periods we can’t reach or access. We can think about them, but we can’t DO anything in them. The only time we have is the present, the now, the today. Take a moment and pause right now. Take 3 deep breaths. Then look around you. What do you see? What do you feel? What are you grateful for? If you are reading this, I guarantee there are things that you SHOULD be grateful for, things that you can appreciate, and things that you are very fortunate to have. So take a moment to appreciate those things. Take a moment to indulge in the TODAY. You’re more fortunate than you think.
What are your thoughts on today’s Fun Friday? What other secrets does TODAY have? Hope you have a wonderful TODAY.