Sunday, August 19, 2012


What's on my mind today?  This eyeopener quote from Mr. Quote Man........

"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin..... But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."    (Alfred Souza)


There you see. Life is what's happening to you today. It's not tomorrow when you finally land a good job.. when you marry the girl or boy of your dreams.. when you have a car.. when you graduate from college.. when all your debts are paid.. when you get the kinks in your life straightened out.. when you retire.. or when you have finally built your dream house.. etc.

You start living today ... where it could possibly be frustrating, disappointing, challenging, wearisome, exasperating, boring, scary, dangerous, heartbreaking, daunting........... but can also be euphoric, ecstatic, splendid, gorgeous, magnificent, adventurous, humorous, inspiring, and downright awesome.

Our 'today' is a mix of all that. Maybe at times the scale unevens having a bit more of one or the other but that's what's supposed to happen if we are to learn anything at all. Not much learning is done in comfort and ease. Pain and trials can make good teachers thus life lessons better learned. The intent is for a better you.

I have seen friends who waited .. and when the day they planned and waited for finally came .... They found out too late that they have missed out on what's truly essential in life and living. If you have your mind and heart closed to that, you certainly have not learned how to live at all.
I've said this before, I'll say it again. Carpe Diem! It's today or never. Blessings to you all!


  1. That is a brilliant and truthful analysis.It is today or never,as you have beautifully said.But Pablo Picasso put the same idea differently "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."

    1. Lol ..I appreciate Picasso with his paintings. :-) Thank you for dropping by, KParthasarathi, and for your comment. It's truly appreciated. Blessings to you and your loved ones!

  2. Ellen,

    One needs to let go of past after learning right lessons and live happily in present as per own conscience, then future will take care of itself. There is never any benefit from fretting over past or worrying about future.

    Take care

    1. You're right, Jack...' There is never any benefit from fretting over past or worrying about future.' ... Sadly though humans have been wrestling with that lesson and piece of wisdom for centuries now and maybe for many more. Some have succeeded and they are, in return, rewarded with a life well-lived.

      Thanks for sharing and for dropping by. Wish you a blessed day.

  3. Good one Ellen!!! very true indeed, But how much we can implement is the question, we so much aim and think of future that we forget our current situaiton...
    Similar post I read

    1. Wonderful to see you, Ramya.

      It is our human weakness being so overly focused on the future. But then that's what we have been taught to do by almost everybody involved in our formation, nurturing, and education. Maybe it is time to change that. Sometimes we must discern those which no longer serve a better use or purpose in our life. The aim is to learn.... unlearn.... relearn.... old and new things so that we can grow and become better versions of our selves as we move along through time and life.

      Thank you for your lovely visit and for commenting. Have been to your blog and liked your post.

      Have a wonderful day and week.
      God bless you and your family.


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