How many times have we looked back at times gone by and claimed that they were better than the present day? But are we really being honest with ourselves?
Perhaps we selectively choose to remember snippets of the Truth. If we are really honest, those cherished days had its flaws and share of pain, disappointment and hours of anxiety. Those times were also filled with life’s imperfections.
Of course, we all wish we felt comfortable all of the time, but then we would not experience those growing pains which are needed to grow us up, so to speak. Yes, life is a process and at some point we must all learn that it is filled with both light and dark just like the day and night.
When we look back at those former days, we choose to recall the minutes of light. We remember the sun and the fun. We unconsciously hide the times of darkness and anguish and tuck them away because they are too painful to revisit. And why should we pull open that drawer and rummage around unless we need to do a deep cleanse to work towards greater wholeness and healing?
Case and point? Enjoy today! Seize the moment. There are several movies about angels who want to return to this life for at least one more day. They would exchange places with us in a heartbeat. The saying goes, “Yesterday is a cancelled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is cash. Use it wisely!”
Lynn M. September 19, 2018