Do I appreciate Now?

Today is good!

I appreciate Today.  Both Gordon and I feel good–healthy and strong.  We still get to live in our house where we have lived for 13 years.  Our kids are delightful.  The sun is shining.  It is warm today but it will be cool tonight for sleeping.  I ate cookies for dessert.  Most of the bills are paid.  The sun is suddenly at an angle, showing Fall is on the way.  The car is full of gas.  I’m not worried about tomorrow.  Yesterday was pretty great too.

When I was a kid, we sang a song in Sunday School:  “This is the day that the Lord has made!  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  As a kid, I didn’t understand why a regular ol’ day deserved rejoicing, but I do now.  As with most people, I have had some good days, some bad days, and some truly awful days.  All of them have brought me to this day and today is good.  I am happy to take the time to appreciate it.

Jill Viggiano

2 thoughts on “Do I appreciate Now?

  1. Thanks. That is a good and heart-felt post that reflects gratefulness. I have been struck these past couple months by the simple phrase, “Life is good and there are blessings all around us.” It affirms the goodness of life and reminds me to pay attention and be mindful of the many blessings we have in our lives. Many of those blessings are simple and common to all, such as some that you recalled in your post. Thank you for your reminder to be grateful for this day and all the blessings in our lives.
    A thankful heart is a great wellspring for our lives.

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