All my love and thoughts today go out to those affected by the earthquake in Japan this morning and the subsequent tsunami’s happening around the world.
Hearing the news of this natural disaster that changed lives in a few seconds and forever got me thinking about the following quote by the Dalai Lama.
When asked what surprises him most about humanity, he replied
“Men, because they lose their health to earn money, then they lose that money to stay healthy;
they think anxiously about the future and forget the present…so they neither enjoy the present nor the future;
they live as if they are never going to die and die realizing that they never really lived!”
This resonates all too deep with me, as it does with many people.
I live a good life. I am healthy and safe and surrounded by people who love me yet I find myself worrying about the future and not always being fully present in and appreciative of TODAY.
TODAY’S THE DAY.
If I live my best day today than all the tomorrow’s will take care of themselves.
So today I will take pleasure in the simple gifts of now.
And practice gratitude for each moment.