Today, you might be surrounded by friends and family, affluence and fortune, good physical and mental health. Tomorrow? Who knows. This life is full of uncertainty. One little decision, one little event, one little mishap, can turn that affluence of family, friends, fortune, and health upside down.
This uncertainty can mean only one thing: All We Have Is Now.
It's true. The only thing we have, the only thing we are certain of, is Now. Are we going to spend Now complaining and wishing for something else? Or are we going to do the best with the Now that we've been given? I've been known to spend some oxygen complaining about Now instead of being grateful for it. I have been bogged down by the burdens of what's happening Now, and sometimes I get grumpy because things are not going my way.
All this is about to change. I am going to turn over a new leaf. I'm going to stop complaining about Now. I am going to appreciate and relish Now, for Now is All You and I Have.
This here post is a special shout out to CJ, a friend to many (even me! how lucky am I!) CJ was diagnosed with colon cancer yesterday, and had surgery first thing this morning. The "prognosis" thus far is uncertain.
In the spirit of All We Have Is Now, I'm going to take this particular Now to express my love and concern for her. After which, I'll use the Now after this particular Now to get on my knees and pray.
We love you CJ! And this NOW is dedicated to you!