I often wonder how people take life, health, family for granted.
How they are making plans for the future, as if it is their right to have a future free from sorrow, loss and illness.Or for that sake a future at all.
I hear them making plans; next year I'll have new teeth, take a sabbatical, celebrate our silver wedding, even plan a pregnancy 12 month ahead and start saving for college for the perfect child to come.
Life has taught me, I just have today, not even always today, but this very moment.
Even more I have learned to cherish the moment, to seize the gifts God is sending.
A day at the beach is a "dream day", with low shoulders, children's laughter, a book, flowers and red toe nails in the white, soft sand.
"Oh gift of God,
Oh perfect day,
whereon shall no man work,
Wheron it is enough to me,
Not to be being,
But to be."
H. W. Longfellow.