“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” Bill Keane
Yesterday, I remembered my grandfather. He passed 15 years ago, yesterday. Yesterday, I rejoiced with my long-time friends, godparents of my elder two children, who celebrated 14 years of wedded bliss. Yesterday, I celebrated a new life brought into the world. Yesterday was a good day. I had not anticipated that at all.
Today, well, I have been looking forward to today since Sunday! Today, I will see my friend, whom I haven’t seen in 8 years – that childhood best friend I wrote about, a few blogs ago. She lives only 10 minutes from me, as it turns out! I am so excited! Outlook for today: It’s a cold one out, but inside, it’s sunshiney and warm! Outlook is BRIGHT!
Tomorrow? Well, I’m learning not to worry about what tomorrow will bring. With my faith in God, tomorrow can remain a mystery. I know He holds all of my tomorrow’s in His hands, so no longer do I need to flip to the end of the book to know the outcome of the story.
Living in the gift God gives us, today, the present. Truly is a blessing. In this holiday season, we can be so consumed with tomorrow, that we forget to slow down and enjoy the beauty of today. I was stopped at a traffic signal behind a gentleman, and he had both arms out of the car taking a picture with his cellphone. What is he taking a picture of? I started trying to see… I saw nothing. Then I see his screen. Ah, pretty, the landscape. Then, we turn, and I see Mount Rainier in all it’s majesty, cloaked in snow, against a pink sky. Breath taken. He looked to have an iPhone, I wanted to ask, Can you Airdrop that to me? Haha!
Sometimes I can’t see the forest for all the trees. My goal this season, is to slow down. I will enjoy my today’s, leave my tomorrow’s in the hands of God, and bid my yesterday’s farewell.