What will we do Today?
I woke up this morning thinking about Harold. I opened my laptop, and Facebook reminded me that I shared this story, Good People are Good People, no matter where they are, one year ago.
A couple of weeks ago, we had Andy’s oldest son’s twin son and daughter for several days. Complete joy. Their precious innocence and their happiness and enthusiasm for life, and all things new.
Waking up with the Enthusiasm of a Child
Wouldn’t it be great to wake up every morning with the enthusiasm of a child? Each morning the happiest 3-year-olds are on their next adventure—full of life and love.
Good morning, GRANDMA!!!!
Happy to see you the next day, Today.
I am now the age Harold was when he left earth. I don’t know what was going on inside of Harold. But, I do know he was positive on the outside, despite all of his losses. Facing me, he was happy and just kept moving forward.
He seemed to enjoy telling me about his business journeys, early family life, what his kids were up to Today. And I was happy to listen as he reminisced.
I loved the story of his daughter when she was young.
As they traveled, their daughter always seemed to know when the family was almost to their destination.
Minutes before arriving at the destination, his daughter always said, “Ok, we are almost there!”
The parents were amazed that their daughter seemed to know that they were almost to their destination ahead of time. How in the world does she know this?
It turns out the young daughter saw a pattern; right before they got to wherever they were going, the mother put on fresh lipstick.
Children watch everything; they hear everything. They watch emotion, happiness, anger, love, sadness, all of your actions and reactions.
Life doesn’t have to be so complicated.
After the visit with the twins, we had our older (six-year-old grandson and eight-year-old granddaughter) for a few days—a big difference between 3 and 6 or 8.
But still enthusiasm for what will happen Today??? What can we do Today? Where can we go Today?
Today is a Present. Tomorrow will be Special, but Today is a Gift.
It reminded me of my son when he was around 6 or 7; I had a terrible morning. I said out loud, “This is the worst day of my life,” and in his sweet, cheerful, and inquisitive voice, he asked.
“Why is this the worst day of your life? it is a beautiful day, and the sun is shining.”
Now, it was around or under 21 degrees, and he could see the day as a beautiful day full of sunshine.
I said, “You are right” I knew I had to make a change, or my children would not see the sunshine.
What is the point?
There is far too much unhappiness, mental health, and young people who cannot see anything positive in the future—seniors who are depressed. I don’t have to give you the statistics; you can google it. Or better yet, research why.
Whether it is for your health and or the future of your children, Make the Change. You can’t do it in one day, but you can start in the present, Today.
I noticed when the grandchildren talked about what we were going to do; it wasn’t about yesterday or tomorrow; it was about Today.
As Adults, we let yesterday get in the way. We worry about tomorrow when all the day asks is What will we do Today? After all, Today is a Gift.
What to Write About? Writing Prompts
What does Today mean?
How does Today relate to being Present?
Is Today a Present?
What does tomorrow mean? Does tomorrow mean it will be a special day?
Why is Today so important?
The Back Story
When I read anything about Harold, I always have tears in my eyes. I truly loved Harold. He was so honest with me.
I have so many stories, and this is the one I chose because of the Facebook reminder that on August 23rd, 2020, I shared or promoted Good People Are Good People, no matter where they are.
I know people who made changes in their lives at 50 and 60 years old. You are never too old to make a change.