Original post from a very exhilarating Oct day in 2007
Oh it's almost uncontainable, the joy, the gift; just knowing I have the ability to feel gratitude for being alive! Who cares about pain, illness, all the physical handcuffs and seeming "barriers", NOTHING can keep you from seeing life is happening all around you. And it's good!
Some say it's God joke, and that's fine too. I like to laugh. Just like you, I've never met God but whatever It is, what's the harm in having faith that we CAN believe in something we can't see or hear. We've experienced things that seem like the inconsequential vagaries and foibles of what man sees as the "burden" of everyday life: driving to work, sitting in traffic, arguments with the boss, worse - BEING the boss - doing the laundry, cooking, cleaning - but hey, aren't these mundane things the very heart of what's so miraculous about life? I think "everyday life" is our gift to ourselves, it's all we HAVE now, it's wonderful, let's USE it, SWIM in it JUMP IN!!! Any day spent on this side of the ground is a good one! Cause I don't know what happens next. I only have a belief system, and the blind but comforting faith that it's right.
Some of us are in great pain. Some in mental distress and depression. Others overwhelmed at home. I can speak to those subjects. But why bother? I WOKE UP TODAY!! YOU DID TOO, DOESN'T THAT EXCITE YOU?!? It might cause someone to write a poem or story when they thought they couldn't, maybe allow someone else to finally make peace with that friend who lies about them, maybe go visit an elder relative and hug them, maybe just find a tree and stare at it, maybe find one's soul.
That's why there's no point in worrying about tomorrow.
Because none of us was sure we'd wake up today.
BUT I DID and if you're reading this, you did too. If all we have is NOW, then whatever we "need" to do can wait, we should be about the business of what we DELIGHT in doing - NOW.