posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 03:34 AM
Living Life One Day At A Time or 3?
This is a fairly simple concept and one that is bandied about so easily by many different people from all walks of life. Whenever we are faced with
trauma or uncertainty this phrase gets thrown into the mix quickly. You have to live life one day at a time.
Simple yet almost impossible to manifest. How can anyone live their life one day at a time? I have used this for myself many times and as a way to
get others to accept certain aspects of their lives, but I have come to the realization that it a very difficult task to complete.
Live my life one day at a time? Really? Okay, how? I mean the statement itself implies that it is simple, but when each day has certain elements
involved, how can it be all about today. Yesterday some things happened that affected today. And today, some things happened that will affect
tomorrow. So maybe the correct way to phrase it would be live life 3 days at a time at the minimum.
Past, present and future. Our past always affects our present and our present always affects our future. This is relative to all aspects of our
lives. It can be a bit confusing. I get it, really I do. The phrase is intended to suggest we only have one day to live, so make that day the
This part is true. None of us have any guarantees that when we go to sleep tonight that we will wake to see tomorrow, at least the possibility exists
as far as this dimension is concerned. We may awaken in another dimension and not really be aware that we left the other world behind. None of us
have any guarantees that when we say goodbye to our loved ones on the way out the door that we will ever see them again.
We take so much for granted everyday, that living life one day at a time becomes silly. Ever wonder why it takes something catastrophic to happen for
us to change this outlook? We get medical diagnosis and out comes the bucket list. We find out someone died and the mourning begins. We suffer a
traumatic injury and finally we are thankful for what we lost; an arm, a leg, an eye. We get fired from our crappy job and that peanut butter and
jelly doesn’t quite do the trick anymore, sure wish we had that crappy job, now.
I will live my life 3 days at a time from now on, but I do not take for granted what or who I have that matters the most to me. Still, no matter what
time is for any of us, the past, present and future are connected. We make decisions today based on what happened yesterday that will certainly shape
the future. The most important aspect to me is not taking for granted one very important part; the people in our lives that we love the most, they
can be gone in a moment and that part of your future will cease except in your heart, brain and soul.
Yes, living life one day at a time is ultimately the only way to live because the decisions we make today have the most impact on tomorrow, but it is
equally important to remember the past lessons that impact us. As long as those lessons do not become the albatross that keeps you from living for
today and restricting the future.