I hope you look back and see it all stamped with bright colors and not drowned in moods of gray.
Cause today, you are in it and sometimes because we are in it we can't see it in its entirety.
Its beauty, opportunities and potentials.
Sometimes it's the complaints that seems to be so evident.
But friend, today is more than the pain.
Today is more than the lover who left or the job you never got.
Today is a training ground.
A classroom of sorts while on motion.
You can learn or you can criticize.
That today is beautiful is a given.
You need no scientist to prove that to you
You can start no matter the past
You can paint no matter the pain
You can laugh when it hurt so much you want to cry
Or you can laugh and cry
Cause today was made not by some cosmic coincident and you were placed in it not just randomly woke up in it.
As random as a day might seem, it was designed.
You can escape today by daydreaming of the future, but the wings you need to get you there are here.
Today is a gift, use it, don't ignore it.
I hope you don't look back from the light and wish for the darkness once more.
I hope not.
Cause those who have been given little candles and placed in a dark place know their purpose.
If today is bleak and far from its definition, you my friend have been placed in it to redefine it.
I hope you use the gift of today.
I'm also praying you don't bury it.
"Today is the oldest you have been and the youngest you are ever going to be"
P.S. - I love and chose the picture in that what sometimes freezes us in the day is the complex decisions we have to make. 'Complex' in that just like the ORANGE, GREEN and RED traffic light colors we are accustomed to, we are given more options than the simple YES and NO. [See picture above].
Real answers to real life questions are more than two [YES and NO] options and for us that's a great opportunity.
What do you think? I would love to hear from you @ayostephens