Dear Nurturing Girl,
It is often said that a good way to treat others that we love is to imagine that it is our last day with them or our last day alive. But what if we tried instead, to live as though it is our VERY FIRST DAY with them?
Try to live this day as though it is the first time you have ever seen your child, or the love of your life, or your parents…or your beautiful friends. Look at them from head to toe, see them for what they are and who they are, look around at all that they are doing, and who they have become, work hard to make sure they know exactly how you feel about them. Work hard to be someone that they might want to have in their life.
After time has passed, we so often forget to see things that would normally leave us in awe. Things that are beautiful and miraculous and a complete gift in our lives are all but overlooked because we see them day after day. TODAY decide that it is the first day of your life, and walk into your life to see all of the gifts that are there for you. See your first glass of water, your first sunrise, hear your first song, see those freckles on the face of that little boy you love for the first time. Notice the way someone shows their love for you, like it’s the first time.
We work so hard to go go go. Let’s stop today and see what is here already, what we don’t have to go anywhere to see. Let’s try to start seeing things that would blow our minds and touch our hearts and bring us to tears if we were paying attention, or if it were the first time it ever happened, or the first time we ever met.
Life is so beautiful, so full, so miraculous.
Welcome to the first day of your life!
Thanks to MJS