A new day, beckoning us to call upon the lessons learned from days past, and alas try again. You and I share in this life if not only because you are reading this blog, but also in that we share today. Far too often do we take the 'now' for granted. We spent so much of our lives looking forward to 'what will be' and past to 'what was'. Yet, as we well know, the only damn thing we can control is "the now".
Each event that will occur in your life today will require a response from you. Each encounter and event, big or small will begin to shape your mood, your outlook, your schedule, your day, and ultimately your life. It is not any one of these singular events, but how you respond to them that will shape and determine the outcome of your day.
This is your now, do not allow external forces to steal that away from you. You are not in control of what will happen in this day, but you are in complete control of how you will respond.
As each event, choice, meeting, encounter, task, (whatever you face...) challenges into your day, take one moment to remember this: You alone, are in control of your response. Worrying about tomorrow, takes the power from today.
These are your moments, this is your day. "Wherever you go, there you are" - Jon Kabat-Zin