Victor and I are currently sharing a room. Not necessarily because we have to, the house has three rooms after all, but in Toronto it had been easier for Victor and I to share the large upstairs bedroom and use the downstairs bedroom as a visitor’s room/office, so now Victor’s quite partial to sharing a room and not being left alone in the dark. Don’t worry, he’ll be weaned off that as soon as we move into our new house.
Every night, before we turn off all systems and head straight to dreamland, Victor asks the three questions that have become somewhat of a nightly tradition. The questions are, “How was your day today?” “What did you like about it?” “What did you dislike about it?”
A few nights ago, during this time of night, the following dialogue occurred:
Me- “What about you? How was your day?”
Victor- “My day was awesome, ’cause I was in it ..and … “
But I had stopped to focus on that one sentence. “My day was awesome, because I was in it.”
It triggered my thinking, and I realized that that was not just a silly phrase. The kid was right!
Everyday should be awesome because we’re in it. We have today, the present, this gift! Today can, and should be astounding, because it’s ours to do with whatever we can do. We have a cheque for 86,400 seconds today. A cheque that will go to waste if we don’t use it up today. We can never get it back, but we can invest it into the future. We can do awesome things with all those seconds. Whether it be getting things accomplished at work or at school, shopping, laundry, doing good to others, recovering from a cold, whatever we do with the time allotted us should be done with a thick layer of awesomeness. A thick layer of the best we’ve got. We have today! It’s up to us how it turns out. Today is awesome! Because we are in it! Because we have today! If we give it all we’ve got, at the end of the day, we’ll be able to say, “Today was awesome, ’cause I was in it.”
|Look at ‘im. Can’t you just see the wisdom seeping through that matted hair?|