On living in the present…..

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.


2 Responses to On living in the present…..

  1. Sis says:

    You know, I pretty much feel the same way. So I’m wondering if we’re very fortunate, or just REAL easy to please.

  2. jcoftw says:

    Fortunate – absolutely….that we WANT what we have. I know people who are never satisfied no matter how much they have.

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