I heard on the news this morning about a van that was plowed into by a drunk driver running a stop sign, and the teenager in the van died on the scene. I couldn’t help but think of my own kids and how I would feel if something that awful happened to our family.
I realize that this is a depressing subject to think about, who wants to live as if there may not be a tomorrow? And my intent is not to project gloom and doom on anyone; my message is simple: live for today while you are planning for your future.
Here’s what I mean: making a goal for the future is a good plan on paper, it gives you something to strive for, something to achieve, to conquer if you will. But what about the short term? You cannot make goals to be happy in the moment, that is something you have to train your mind to do, and it’s something that I pray about all the time. That while I’m cleaning the house and helping my kids with homework I’m actually enjoying myself while doing these seemingly mundane things. It’s all part of every day life and often taken for granted.
The long and short of it is, find joy in the moment and beauty in the mundane, enjoy the every day things that you normally take for granted and go ahead and still make goals for the future. It is so important to combine the two to enjoy all that life has to offer.