This is the time of the year to reflect on the past and think to the future. But I say “stay in the present, the now, the moment.” “Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in, can you receive whatever gift, lesson or delight that moment has to offer”-Barbara De Angelis.
It doesn’t have to be a great sunset or the delight of your child’s kiss. Do not take the sights, sounds and smells that are all around you right now, for granted. They are precious and they can be few. “Now is the only time we own; give, love, toil with a will. And place no faith in tomorrow, for the clock may then be still.”-Anon.
So give thanks for the past year and all that has occurred and rejoice as you bring in the new year. Be blessed as your open yourself to the present and all it has to offer, for it is truly a gift.
“It’s not that ‘today is the first day of the rest of my life,’ but that now is all there is of my life.”-Hugh Prather