Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Universe is Poking Me

I get this Healthy Reflections newsletter from Sparkpeople today. This is definitely relevant to my post last night that had me balling in my Cherrios again. I think the Universe is poking me (with help from my Dad) and reminding me of what my father told me so often - "All you have is today, so get off your ass........What the hell are you waiting for?"

Message Received.


If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin.

- Ivan Turgenev, novelist, poet, playwright


Living Within Today

Sometimes it seems like we're always putting off our goals until some vague time in the future called "Once". "Once the New Year rolls around...", "Once I have my new job...", "Once I retire...", "Once the kids are in school...", "Once the kids are OUT of school..." Sound familiar? By waiting for Once to get here, we waste time and frustrate our desire to do what we really want. It's a fact of life that every time one potential distraction disappears, it's quickly replaced with a new one. There will always be something that can stand in your way - if you let it. Ask yourself: are these distractions real reasons, or just good excuses for putting something off? Goals cannot be started in the future. The laws of time and nature dictate that you can only act in the present. You are here, today. So are your goals. The only good time to start is right now.

4 comments:

Rox said...

http://www.ndsccenter.org/resources/package1.php

This "Holland" story has nothing to do with anything other than expectation but I heard it yesterday and it moved me. It might move you too, into the right direction. :o)

Sharfa said...

Rox - Wow. That's all I can say. Wow. And, it made me cry. My cousin ended up in Holland with their firstborn - what a beautiful ray of sunshine she is too.

Suldog said...

Absolute truth here, Sharfa. In succinct terms, no time like the present!

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