I have prepared my whole life for today. This is what I say to myself each morning I get out of bed. Think about it. Each day, each moment, is a learning and growing opportunity preparing us for today.
Too many of us get up in the morning and don’t give much thought about how we have prepared ourselves for today. I’m not just talking about having a list of tasks to tick off on completion throughout our day. I’m talking about being prepared for living today. Not living in the past, nor living in the future.
As I write this I have lived 16 338 days (How Many Days have I lived Calculator). That’s a lot of preparation for today.
Today I will learn new lessons and thus be better prepared for tomorrow. I live in each moment. I pay attention to how I react, what I do, what I say, how I say it. I draw on all of my preparation and experience to live today to the fullest, then improve on that for tomorrow.
The challenge to me is to find the right lessons in each moment of today. By being aware of this I prepare myself for each future step I take on this journey of life.
I am fully aware tomorrow is never promised. Tomorrow might never dawn for me. But I set my alarm clock each night in hope and faith. When tomorrow dawns I will have prepared for 16 339 days for the new day ahead.
Too often we are so caught up in planning for our future, dreaming dreams of future success, we lose sight of living today. Don’t get me wrong, planning for our future, working towards future goals is both necessary and good. Don’t forget about living in the moment that is today. Celebrate all that today has to offer.
I have prepared my whole life for today.
Yours in lifelong learning,