June 26, 2007 12 Comments
When you stir to wakefulness today, just before you open your eyelids, what is the first thing you will think of? What thought will you shade your eyes with, for the day?
Will you see the day starting slowly, without your assistance and not needing your reassurance either? Will you notice how the stage is being prepared for your arrival before you come?
Will you smile up into the sky, marvelling at how grey and brown can look beautiful? And enjoy nature’s own showers the way you say you enjoy your machine-produced water parades?
Will you bring your own brand of humanness while you see the very many other kinds today, some brighter than you…and also see the ones that aren’t?
Will you stand firm but not unmovable and be your own best friend and hence do the world a service by not asking it to be responsible for your life?
Will you remember to aspire to perfection and strive for it but not get trapped in the chase? And to those who are, will you be a distraction, an inspiration, an alternate route or a competitor?
When you add a little dash of yourself to every minute, will it be arsenic or sugar or spice? The spoonful of you that you add to life….will it intoxicate or refresh or support?
Will you think joyfully, nostalgically of the past, even if it makes you an old fogie…simpy because it also makes you happy? And will you think of the future with trepedition but also a little excitement?
Will you treasure the child you have been? And protect him like you would your own, cherish her as you do those younger than yourself?
Will you respect your own dreams, forgive your own foibles, treasure your own imperfections since they make you so uniquely you? Will you fall in love with yourself today?
Will you be more than a name, a body or a relationship? How about an idea, an emotion or even just a memory?
What will you gift the world today?