Thursday, May 26, 2011

Just for today

This is all we have. Today. It is so easy to forget this as we regret the past - what we didn't accomplish or what went wrong or what we missed out on. Or we stay focused on the future and what will be happening tomorrow.

Kids are such wonderful teachers in this regard. Watch them. They are right here now. Right in the mix of whatever is going on for them, what you see is what you get. Their feelings of pleasure, joy, sadness, and anger are right here. Their enthusiasm for what they are playing or learning is obvious. Or their disappointment when they are not getting their way.

And of course, we are teachers for them, too... in many ways. Sometimes when they want it now, we need to remind them that they need to wait.When they are angry and express it in hurtful ways, we remind them to use their words and be kind.

The lesson for us all is to experience today. Be present to whatever happens. Follow your heart. Notice what is going on around you.

1 comment:

Janie2 said...

Well stated here…
they continue to be our teachers all of our life.
Something I never expected as a mother.
Thanks for reminding us of how the tables turn in life.