Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Perfect Time is Now

"You must learn to love what you have, and be thankful… no matter where you may be from, no matter what your life or circumstances are like now. If you dream of better things… great. Keep working towards those dreams. But live today in the world and the life you are in. Don’t wait to live when things are perfect. Things are more perfect now than you know. They may be two different worlds, but make it one beautiful life. Live and love today, while you have breath to do so."

(From Aloha Howdy - a beautiful blog about one families journey through breast cancer. The pictures are gorgeous; the love the family shares, inspiring).

My Dad used to say, "This day holds everything in it that you need."
Wise and true words.

I've been thinking about this a lot as I do my yearly annual eval and think about what I hope to accomplish for next. We are a family of evaluators and analyzers and often in the evaluation and analysis, the fine critique, the joy and beauty in our midst can be lost. As I grow older, (though my Gram continues to call me  "Pup" -that's 94 year old perspective) I realize more and more that the things I used to stress over, the perfectionism that was controlling, was such a waste of time, a joy robber and a time thief. 
God continues to tell us, in various and obvious ways, that today is all that we need. That what we have in our hands is more than enough. That He will supply, in His good time, the next things. That goodness abounds.


Betty Marie said...

Thanks for the terrific words. I love this time of year. Time to remember, reflect, contemplate, plan, worship.

Moonbeam said...

Thank you for the calming reminder that no matter what, my Lord will (and does) supply all my needs. I needed that reminder today.

I also want to tell you that I have been so blessed by you, your family and your blog this past year. Thank you for sharing it all with me.

LaughingLioness said...

Betty Marie, Aren't they beautiful? Aloha Howdy is full of beauty!
Moonbeam- Thanks, Friend. I've related so much to what you are going through,too! Different circumstances, but testing is testing! I'm so glad the blog has blessed you. Thank-you for writing and letting me know!
God is making everything, including US, new- in His time!