Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Your life in a day

You rise in the morning, full of expectations of the day ahead. Each day is a unique gift, a life in miniature, with its joys, sorrows, triumphs, disappointments, doubts, fears, laughter and tears.

Enjoy it to the fullest. You and I must have heard this so many times, in so many different ways, by so many different people, yet it doesn't cease to be true. If you have found time to hug your loved ones, laugh with them, put a smile on their faces; if you have made someone feel welcome, appreciated and loved; if you opened your heart to G-d's presence in your life, in the way of other people, nature, beautiful art or music; if you thought about what truly matters, then your day was not spent in vain.

There is so much work to do. There is, always. Don't fret about what you have not been able to accomplish today, because there will always be something. We, this life, this day's work - it's all meant to be something, not everything. There is only One who is Everything.

There are so many ways to spend a day. Perhaps you will be at home today, or driving out and about. Perhaps you are at work, on a trip, visiting family, or perhaps, like me, you spent the day in the kitchen among mountains of pots, pans and mixing bowls, with a huge clean-up in the end. Either way, the important thing is to stop, smile, and freely give our love to those who need it most - whether those are far-away dear ones, or people in your immediate vicinity.

I am so thankful for all those who touched my life, in countless ways, among them through this blog. I hope your day is beautiful. I hope that when you go to bed at night you can close your eyes and reflect upon it with satisfaction.




Amy said...

Thank you for the beautiful post. It was exactly what I needed today!

Mrs. H said...

What a beautiful letter. Thank you for writing it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for another inspiring and beautiful post. I think it's what I needed to hear today. And it reminds me of one of my favourite Anne of Green Gables quotes: "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"

Love, Claudia

Linda said...

This post is a wonderful reminder of how important even the small things are. Sometimes as mothers we do forget and just remember all we didn't get done. Thank-you!