Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Importance of Today

Tomorrow is a series of today's.  If today is lived to the best of it's potential, tomorrow will be fine.  Yesterday is a memory now.  You can visit it anytime to review important lessons but it is impossible to live in your yesterday's.  Today is where the living is.  It's one thousand four hundred and forty minutes of the most important day of your life.

You have choices at every moment of today.  You may not be able to control your circumstances, however, you are the one to decide if you will face this day with a smile or a frown.  That choice will affect how the world interacts with you.  As I write this, I am thinking about a special relative living far away that I have not met face-to-face yet.  He has been through more trials than most senior citizens, however, I can feel his smile from many miles away.  I call this young man, Energizer.  Until this week, Energizer needed to wear a back brace twenty three hours a day to heal from an accident that sent his first mommy to Heaven and him and his brother to the hospital.

Energizer chose to spend his one hour of freedom from his back brace beating his daddy on the soccer field, even if he played the entire hour in pain.  The rest of the day he concentrated on art and other subjects, always dreaming of the day when the doctors would tell him he was healed.  I think of Energizer often.  He inspires me.  He has two mommies now, one watches over him from Heaven while his new mommy takes care of him, his younger brother and his baby brother that joined the family after his daddy got remarried to a special senorita.  Soon, the doctors will let Energizer wear regular shoes and he will be completely healed.  I am glad to have a relative like Energizer that can help me remember how important today is.


Carly said...

Thank you for sharing. It's beautiful to recognize the blessing and beauty in what seems like an unfair and hard situation. It's a reason to celebrate even more this season!

Michael Mulligan said...

Thanks for visiting, Carly and for your comment. I agree, there is much to celebrate this season of Christmas. There is a silver lining in every cloud. Energizer is a living example to us all. He teaches us to press on no matter how difficult the situation. Come back and visit again.