We can't spend too much time looking back, because too much still lies ahead. and we can't live only in the future, or we'll miss out on today's happiness. We need to live fully in the present and savor every moment, knowing that in the coming year we'll be longing for the days we have right now. Indeed, the "good ole days" are not in the past; they are RIGHT NOW.
Our ancestors each had their hard days and heartache, we have ours, and our descendants will all have theirs. The process of life is to go forward in the present, with the past behind us and the future ahead of us.
We do not know when we will be required to leave this mortal existence" said Thomas S. Monson. " And so we ask, "What are we doing with today?" Have we been guilty of declaring, "I've been thinking about making some course corrections in my life. I plan to take the first step---tomorrow"? With such thinking, tomorrow is forever. Such tomorrows rarely come unless we do something about them today."
With that in mind, now might be a good time to re-evaluate our goals and aspirations, rethink our direction and purpose inlife, and refocus our efforts and energy on worthwhile endeavors. The present becomes the past in a moment, so before it does, make the most of it. the future, which is really just the unfolding present, is bright for those who take the time, as the proverb counsels, to "ponder the path of your feet."
Given Jan. 3, 2010 Lloyd d. Newell Music and the spoken word
This message really touched me Sunday and I had been pondering ALOT about the "new year" ahead and wanted to share the recent words of Mr. Newell. I need to go buy his books for this months reading for this years inspirations. And besides we watched the "biggest loser" new series last night...we have decided it's now TIME to dig in and do our "lose the weight" thing for a healthier life. Ice cream went in the garbage and I will spend less time in Blogland in order to do some much needed exercising!
I know because of this little one year old cutie of a granddaughter my oldest son has re-arranged his life in a big way so that she and his wife has become a major priority in his life...and we have our son back and it is a blessing in all of our lives.