Just for Today view the day through the eyes of it being a … New Day. Whatever has been, is gone – forever. Whatever might be, an eternal illusion. Let today begin as a blank canvas to be painted as you choose. Whatever you may think, today is not the same as yesterday. You may be going to the same place of work. You may be feeding the same family breakfast. You may be caring for the same loved one. However, what lies before you will be unique, never to have happened before, and never to be experienced again. How valuable every moment of this day is to you, is what you bring to it. How will you include yourself in everything that takes place today? No one can paint your canvas for you, if they do they are painting theirs. You might be in the picture, but it is not your picture.
Yes, there are those who would say there are limitation as to what can be painted. These limitations are your tools. To ponder wishes of different brushes or paint colors stunts and stymies creativity. The artist creates with what is before them. So, create this New Day with whatever surrounds you. A painting you can, if you so choose, make as beautiful as you wish.
Today view everything as if for the first time. Whether it’s the path you take on your morning walk, or the sounds you hear as you stop for coffee on your way to work and even in what you see as the day-to-day tedium. You will not replay yesterday. No matter how you may try, there are pieces of yesterday that will never be again. Today for all that seems the same as yesterday, is a New Day. It will be different from any other day you have had to date and the tomorrows that have yet to be painted.
Wherever you are in our life. Whatever you are doing. Today is an opportunity. A hope to be part of the life picture you envision for yourself. The only one who can truly paint that picture is you. So, as you go about preparing for the day, view every moment as the first time because it IS the first and only time you will experience this New Day.