The gift God gave us is right now. That is why it is called "the present". Borrowed from Fr. John Corapi, SOLT.
I ask myself "if this were my last day on earth, would I be doing this?"
The checklist looks something like this:
Job: I don't like this part of my job (disciplinary actions, evaluations). That's not why I'm there – I love those kids. Check, I'd be doing that.
Spiritual development: Church/AA. Go hand in hand. Church to save my soul, AA to save my butt. Check, think I'll keep that.
Family – would definately spend more time doing that if I were rich – flying all over the US of A.
And the list goes on…..
As I reflect this morning on that question, the answer is an absolute "yes". I would be here, doing what I'm doing, with who I'm doing it with. In this moment, I'm grateful……….in the gift.