I was sitting a few weeks ago in the movie "Kung Fu Panda" with my family and there was a line from the zen master turtle that I loved;
- Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift - that is why they call it a present.
I have really been thinking about this lately and even more so as I watch friends of mine who I follow with Cancer. What helps me reading their stories and following their blogs is realizing the gift of today. How much time is wasted getting wrapped up in the who, what, where, when and why of minor things. I try not to focus my time dealing with things that take me away from what is most important - my family, friends and relationships. I can't take my car, my home - or even my beloved i-pod with me to heaven (though I got to believe god is an Apple fan and has a store up there). All I can leave in this life is my daily actions of love friendship and example. It has really taken me a while to be more present with my daily life, but I am more at peace with so much more now. Today is a gift.