Friday, October 23, 2009

Time, time, time

When I was younger I felt like I always lived for the future. It seemed all I ever did was dream of better days to come. And then for the last few years I decided to live in the moment. One day at a time. Reason being I suppose is that I wasn't sure how much of a future I had. But now it seems I am back to living for the future or at least dreaming of moving on with my life in this new beautiful place I've chosen to live. I dream of just the perfect little place that is my own. I dream of a good job with good co workers. I dream of having a place by or
near the water or at least with a mountain view. I dream of decorating it and being surrounded by only the things I love. Maybe I've confused living for the future and having dreams. I think I have realized that I need dreams, I need
to be able to have something to look forward to, to think about when I lie down to sleep. And maybe I've realized that just because I hope for something in the future doesn't mean I can't enjoy and appreciate what I have today,
at this moment in time. And I have to remember my favorite passage from the bible.

"To everything there is a season,a time for every purpose under the sun.A time to be born and a time to die;a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;a time to kill and a time to heal ...a time to weep and a time to laugh;a time to mourn and a time to dance ...a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;a time to lose and a time to seek;a time to rend and a time to sew;a time to keep silent and a time to speak;a time to love and a time to hate;a time for war and a time for peace." Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

So I suppose dreaming of where I'd like to be in the future is not necessarily not living in this moment. Life is always progressing, ever changing and like whoever wrote the book of Ecclesiastes says, "To everything there is a season" and I look forward to what each time holds for me. It's what keeps me interested in life. I'm just nosy enough to want to find out what will happen next. And that's how you know you're not depressed when you have things to look forward to.

4 comments:

Aisling said...

That's my favorite Bible passage as well. You can certainly find a lot of wisdom in those thoughts. I'm glad to read your hopeful thoughts.

Enjoy the day, my friend!

Marge said...

I think everyone needs to have dreams and hopes for the future. It's what gets us out of bed in the morning and allows us to continue on, even when times are tough. You are sounding so much healthier! I'm glad you have hopes and dreams and are thinking of your future.

And don't be surprised to wake up one day and find me living next door to you! My ideal place is a small cabin in the woods, on a mountainside, with the ocean stretching out in front of me. We could have a nice flower lined pathway between our cabins and we'd trade recipes over coffee or tea!

Living a little bit in the future is what keeps us going, I think!

Have a wonderful day!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Aisling and Marge thank you for dropping by, you both make me feel connected and special. I'd love to look over and see you Marge in your little cabin! Hope you both are having great weekends.

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