"objects in mirror are closer than they appear" - that's an understatement. As the kids are starting school, they all can't wait for the next break, the end of their senior year, until they get their license, until they are on their own... We have all been there. Tomorrow looks so promising- it HAS to be better than today.
As parents, we tend to do the same thing... we can't wait for them to walk, stop teething, start school, you name it. Those milestones seem to allow us something to look forward to every day.
So maybe this is healthy, who really knows. It may drive us to keep on keeping on everyday, or drive us to miss the most beautiful times of our lives in the todays that we are missing. We may plan so hard on those "what will bes" that we take for granted those days that we are living in.
I have listened to my husband as he is with families of the dying, or someone who is close to their last breath. These people never wish they had more time to work, or do chores, or extend their education. In those last moments- they always want more time to enjoy their family and friends, travel, and simply enjoy the days they were given.
“We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are.”
Today is full of beauty. Even in the hardest days- there are so many things that should give us joy. Tomorrow may or may not come- no one knows-
What a better world it would be today for us all if we deleted words like "Someday..." and "One Day...;" All I know is that if it's worth seeing, listening to or doing, I want to see, listen to or do it now...."Time is a valuable thing; watch it fly by as the pendulum swings."