“While there is time, let’s go out and feel everything, if you hold me, I will let you into my dream, for time is a river rolling into nowhere, we must live while we can and we’ll drink our cup of laughter.” ~Steve Winwood -The Finer Things
“Let today be mine, for I might not see tomorrow. May I take time to live before time takes me. The silver thread of life is too fragile to forfeit today for tomorrow. No one knows how much of his life is spent; but this he knows: each day there is a little less.
As Longfellow said, ‘The young may die, but the old must.’ Thus the wisest program for living and dying is to make your plans as if you would trod the earth for a thousand years and so walk as if you would take the last step today.”
Isn’t this beautiful? It’s out of an old book called Today is Mine by Leroy Brownlow. It’s a book of words of wisdom for each day of the year. This is for July 2nd.
The book has a religious tinge to it and is probably intended mostly for those of Christian/Catholic faith. At the end of each page there is a biblical verse or something.
I’m not religious but find inspiration everywhere I am. As you can see above, this applies to everyone. We don’t have to be religious or a theist to live fully.
Living to the fullest is different for each one of us. It doesn’t just mean wild things like skydiving, traveling the world, going on all kinds of adventures. Those are great things and some people’s idea of living truly or living to the fullest. But truly living for others may just be having a day or few hours just reading a fun book, spending a day or portion of the day with the kids doing a fun activity or going out for lunch, a staycation, just soaking in all the surrounding beauty in all its forms, even a long midday nap, especially for those who have general busy lives….
Whatever our idea of living truly, deeply, to the fullest, this author encourages us to do just that before it’s all over for us.
My idea of living fully and deeply is being mindful of the goodness in each moment or at least many moments we live whether it’s a sweet day on the beach, a walk through the woods, a climb up a mountain, a stressful, hectic day at work, a boring wait in traffic or a waiting room, a mundane day at home, a struggle with pain, illness, depression, a walk to a store…..wherever we are, whatever we’re doing…and if we see no goodness, no beauty, look harder, and if we still see none, think of what it is teaching us, how we can become, wiser, stronger, and inspire others. Create beauty where there seems to be none.
Cherish each sip of tea, coffee, water, energy drink or whatever it is. If it’s delicious, savor the taste, if it’s healthy or energizing let us give thanks for the nourishment,….
Cherish each sunrise and each sunset, each cool breeze that caresses our skin, the fragrances of the seasons, the sounds of traffic, the song of the birds and crickets, the softness of blankets at night, the vibrant and pastel colors in the wind, the flowers, the buildings, the people, all living beings. ❤
Let’s take these words to heart. Allow them to inspire us to the deepest depths within, caress our essence. Let us live. ❤
Here are two quotes at the end of the page:
“Live now, believe me, wait not till tomorrow; Gather the roses of life today.” ~Pierre de Ronsard
“There is but a step between me and death.” ~I Samuel 20:3
“The finer things keep shining through, the way my soul gets lost in you, the finer things I feel in me, The golden dance life could be.”
I hope you are having a beautiful day/night and I’m wishing you inner peace, love, happiness….
Much love & light to you, always!
Xoxo Kim ❤