Keep your mind off the wait

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Forever is composed of nows. ~ Emily Dicksonson

A while back I wrote about time standing still when we’re waiting for something.  Especially as kids and it was our birthday or Christmas just out of reach.  As adults, vacations and monumental events take “forever” to arrive.  But as Dickinson suggests, our pasts, presents and futures are all rolled into now.  The older I get, the more I desire Someday be handed to me on a platter.  But time after time I remind myself that now is all I have to work with.  The thing is, I’m already living most of my dreams.  I’m just waiting for a couple of details to fall into alignment.  So while I figuratively wait for the rest of my life to start, I’m trying to figure out how to live now.  That’s when I get in the most trouble, however.  When I overdo and overload in order to keep my mind off the wait.

Are you living now, or thinking about the wait?

Life lessons I’ve learned (so far)

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Some people come in your life as blessings.  
Some come in your life as lessons.
~ Anonymous

Not all things are as they appear on the surface.  It’s always the write time but with some matters, it may be too late.  Someday will take care of itself; appreciate what’s in front of your nose Today.  You win some and you lose some.  Mix it up.  Do everything you can to keep out of your self-imposed ruts.  Time flies when you’re having fun, and even when you’re not.  Never make pinky promises you can’t keep.  Purge the past; bury it deeply if you have to.  Laugh at yourself until you cry.  Forgive freely.  Love unabashedly.  Dish out second chances like a lifeline, because that’s what they are and we all need them.  Set boundaries.  Hold the hands tightly of those sharing in your journey and never let go.  Nothing lasts Forever.  And when we get to the end of this life, we’ll discover how short it really was.

What life lessons have you learned lately?