Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Enjoy today


Last couple of days have been rather trying. A lot more nausea and throwing up with confused head. Add to that the car being vandalized, problems with my email and there are times when I can border on the edge of poor me territory.

I love receiving comments on the blog or direct email, be they letters, jokes, inspirational messages. I love receiving them but feel bad I am so far behind in replying.

It really is uncanny how, when I need a boost suddenly bang, there is just the message I needed to read. I thank all that have taken the time to leave me a comment or send me an email. You can never really know how much they have helped me and how much I appreciate them.

It helps me face my reality and keep things in a more proper perspective. The actual fact is I am a lucky man. There are so many that have things much worse than I. Wow, I just reread this last couple of lines, have I ever grown or evolved or something over the past few years. If I jump back in time and look at my mind set a few years ago. Then I would have found it really strange or even laughed at the idea. How could anyone that has been told they are dying still feel they are lucky or recognize that others have it worse off. Take that to my thoughts today, have I ever changed.

I am a lucky man in so many ways and I know it. I realize this is where attitude or perspective come in. You can be the luckiest person in the world but if you don’t realize it and appreciate it, it counts for nothing.

I stop and look back now and can see so many times when my life was wonderful. To often, I see now, I didn’t realize or appreciate it at the time. Instead of enjoying the wonders of the present moment, I was to often locked in memories of the past or worries of the future. Focus on life should not be our next goal or vision. Life is what we make of it in the present, while working to the goal.

I read some where, yesterday is nothing but a memory, tomorrow nothing but a dream, today is what we have. Lets live our todays.

7 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Enjoy today

  1. Jean says:

    I”ve heard a song that says yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.
    I have read your blog for quite a while now and just wanted to say that you have given me much to think about and a different outlook on things. Your words have inspired many changes I’ve decided to make in my life and I thank you for sharing your thoughts. Take care.

  2. Catherine says:

    “It really is uncanny how, when I need a boost suddenly bang, there is just the message I needed to read.”

    That is one of my most favorite things in life. 😉

  3. Allison says:

    I love that saying. I am going to live today to its fullest as these truly are the best days of my life. My boys are so little and so precious so sweet. It all goes by so fast I want to remembers today always.

    Ally

  4. Suzy says:

    Ahhh….so I stumble upon your blog, while I’m in the ‘poor me’ mode.

    I know that not one thing in life is coinsidence….so I’m here reading for some purpose that is bigger than what I can see. I’ll probably get the kick in the pants I need, eh? I sure hope so, anyway.

    I wonder why I’m even hoping so?

    More thoughts to ponder.

    Thanks for the great message today. =)

    Suzy

  5. Moe says:

    It is wonderful to get a comment or an email at just the right moment; such a blessing. 🙂

    ~Kelsey

  6. Mel says:

    I’m always amazed at the multi-tasking that the Big Guy does. And just when I think it’s all about MEMEME, I learn that it’s about ten or more others who were needing the same message that I got tapped on the shoulder with.

    I’m grateful for that tap on the shoulder….and for the messengers…..and that the Big Guy’s so concerned that I ‘get a dose of the good stuff’….cuz it IS mighty good stuff.

    Thanks for delivering the message, Bill!
    I thought I got it earlier today…….but alas and alack, I’m a human being who’ll let go of the things she needs to hang on to and hangs on to the things she needs to be letting go of.

    Feel better! *sending healing thoughts*

  7. Ed Darrell says:

    Have you read Tuesdays with Morrie? I keep hearing his voice in your posts — if you’ve not read it, you may want to. Or at least rent the movie.

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