How soon is now?

The Smiths in much earlier days

How soon is now?

No idea if the link above takes you to The Smiths video that I wanted, but it’s what I was listening to as I contemplated a quick blogpost.

What wisdom do I want to impart today?

It’s not quite a cliché, but it is so obvious that it’s easy to overlook or forget. Here it is:

All we have is right now. This very moment. Not five minutes ago. Not a few minutes or hours from now.

Does this mean we can’t plan things? Of course not. Or does it mean you can never get nostalgic? I get choked up by a memory of my dad, who died more than six years ago, on nearly a daily basis. Not my point. At all.

But even with all the exceptions and the qualifiers, the truest of truths is that you only really have now.

Make the best of it. Tell your people how you feel.

Peace with family or friends who done you wrong? Make it.

I’m not joking. Make your peace. Don’t wait for the other side to be generous. Don’t play with that sort of thing.

My day today was all about the moment.

When I awakened, I knew it was going to be one of *those* days. You know the ones, right?

Everything was going my way. Down to the most miniscule wishes. I was somehow on fire with all the things good that were happening. Not a bad place to be in.

Did I appreciate it? You bet I did. I’m still appreciating it. It’s not over. Not by a long shot.


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