Today. It is just another day gone by. Nothing special.
Or was it?
There has never been any other day like today was and there never will be another like it again. There is only ever one today, and upon deeper reflection, I think that fact makes today extraordinary and very, very special. And following along that line of thinking, what then happens to yesterday and tomorrow, too?!
One thing that happened to me on my today (meaning the day I am writing this): I met tropical storm Arthur, and introductions were made eye to eye. We said hello as parts of the storm brewed at 39,000 feet somewhere between the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos:
All the flights scheduled to leave after ours today were cancelled. My flight was one of the last able to safely squeak though the area. This is one way to truly see the riders on the storm and be put to the test of living what that can mean. (thank you Jim for providing a little soundtrack to play my thoughts to 🙂 )
So, even with Arthur brewing and all the drama that storms do bring those who choose to live life while flying (applying the wisdom of Brother David), it still was a good day today. How could it not have been? How can it be any other way than the way we decide it is?
What do you see when you look into the center, right into the heart of your day and find storms coming? I try to remember that when having the courage to live straight on, eye to eye, it is always beautiful. It is always a good day.
You are now reading this post today (whatever day it is that is your current today when you find these words). I hope it is a good day for you, too. If you find upon reflection that this is not completely so, find a patch of sky and look up when next you get the chance.
Do you really realize that you will be the only human being on this entire planet to have ever seen the sky look just like that, just right then from right where you are?! How incredible is that? You decide.
(And for those of you who feel so inclined, share a picture of your one and only ever like that sky view today, whenever today it is. We would love to see the view from the spot that you live. Just link it in the comments below…all it takes is uploading it to, and pasting a link from something like a photobucket.com free account)
PS. With all the traveling that I do, I am often no more than 10 to 20 miles from where many of you who engage with me here are located…only my visit is made usually over just a bit and WAY up. I often think of you and give a little wave when I fly over. Next time you see a plane in your patch of sky, wave back. You never know, it might just contain me 🙂 ! xx