Monday, January 30, 2012

A Little Summer Smack-dab in the Middle of Winter

Saturday's sunset from our deck

For those of you who don't live in Southern California, we had one of those glorious January weekends that don't come very often -- even in the summer.  Sort of like "Indian Summer" back East; but this is summer summer right smack in the middle of winter.

The temperatures were in the 80s and the sun just dazzled, so I spent the majority of the weekend outside with Shane and Jason.

We rode bikes by the beach, excercised and played sports outside, swam in the outdoor pool at our sports club, cooked lots of great food, and watched two of the most fantastic sunsets from our deck.  What more could a girl ask for?

On the downside, I just could not bring myself to sit down in my home office and write.  There will be plenty of rainy, winter days ahead of us but I just didn't want to miss one second of this glorious one.

So, I am reposting today's Daily Om for your reading pleasure.  Somehow, it seemed poignant and tied into my decision to be carefree and enjoy my family this weekend. 

I'd love hear what you have to say.

January 30, 2012

Waiting for Someday
Why Not Now?

All the joy and passion you can envision can be yours right now, rather than in a future point in time.

The time we are blessed with is limited and tends to be used up all too quickly. How we utilize that time is consequently one of the most important decisions we make. Yet it is far too easy to put off until tomorrow what we are dreaming of today. The hectic pace of modern existence affords us an easy out; we shelve our aspirations so we can cope more effectively with the challenges of the present, ostensibly to have more time and leisure to realize our purpose in the future. Or we tell ourselves that we will chase our dreams someday once we have accomplished other lesser goals. In truth, it is our fear that keeps us from seeking fulfillment in the here and now—because we view failure as a possibility, our reasons for delaying our inevitable success seem sound and rational. If we ask ourselves what we are really waiting for, however, we discover that there is no truly compelling reason why we should put off the pursuit of the dreams that sustain us.

All the joy, passion, and contentment you can envision can be yours right now, rather than in some far-flung point in time. You need only remind yourself that there is nothing standing between you and fulfillment. If you decide that today is the day you will take your destiny into your hands, you will soon discover that you hold the keys of fate.

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