Unwrapping your gift

It is said Life is a Gift.

It is said; Today is a gift from God. What you do with it is your gift back to God. If you choose to believe in a God, the God of your understanding. The power in, or, of the universe. Thinking there is a higher power in the Universe helps me to be humbled. It allows me to accept that I am not in control. It relieves me of the burden that I placed upon myself. The idea that I Had to take my life, and those around me, into my own hands. Truth is; I don’t. What a relief!

As you wake up and your day unfolds how will you embrace your gift of today. Will your reaction be one of “Oh, that’s exactly what I wanted” or, “Its not what I expected but I love it anyway” or “What the …”

Each day, we are presented with unique encounters. Some we perceive as good, some seem great and some we can perceive as Why me.

As I wake up each day, I acknowledge that today could be my last day. I consciously attempt to embrace each moment as if it were my last. Why not? It very well may be. I unwrap each moment in time and hold it sacred. I hug it, embrace it, good or not so good, and I am thankful for the moments above ground, and decide “why not make the best of them.”

Imagine, if today actually was your last day. Truly imagine it. Take a moment, or two, and direct your frame of mind to imagine if today was your last day. Perceive it to be. How would you want to spend it? What would you do? Would you treat people any differently. I’d hedge my bet that you would. So why not treat every day as if it were your last. Forgo the arguments, the frustrations, the possible inherent tone or expectations that make you think you deserve different. We are all human beings passing through this journey with an unknown expiration. Be conscious of your words. How are others perceiving your words. Are you being kind, or selfish?

Admittedly, I don’t always remember to have a conscious awareness of the idea that each moment could be my last, but I try. I try very hard.

Each day is sacred and absolutely irreplaceable. Unwrap your gift of today with the same enthusiasm you would unwrap any gift. Enjoy the mystery, the surprise. Embrace the less desirable gifts with the “that’s what I always wanted” gifts. Keep your perception keen. Dig your heels into the ground, literally, and soak up the moment in time that cannot be replaced. Today is your gift. Unwrap it with enthusiasm. Even if you have to fake it.

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