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Monday, August 3, 2009

Live for Today

Back in the Dark Ages (when I was in junior high) the Grass Roots released a hit song that started out:

When I think of all the worries people seem to find
And how they're in a hurry to complicate their mind
By chasing after money and dreams that can't come true
I'm glad that we are different, we've better things to do
May others plan their future, I'm busy lovin' you

OK, it was kinda deep 'til that "busy lovin' you" part, then it just became another silly love song ("What's wrong with that, I'd like to know?")

But the course says it all:

Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
And don't worry 'bout tomorrow, hey, hey, hey

OK, except for the "Sha-la-la" and the "hey, hey, hey…"

But you get my point. Can you, just once, for one day of your adult life, live as if there were no past, and no future? Can you focus only on the people you meet, not the ones you have met, or will meet? Hear the sounds, smell the smells, taste the flavors of this day only?

What freedom! (How frightening!)

So pencil it into your Dayplanner; sync it to your Blackberry: "Next Thursday: Live for that day only."

(Be careful, though: If it becomes a habit, it will change your life.)

You'll be happier.

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