And what if I was then granted just one more day back on earth – today? What would I do with my one precious day?
One thing would be to connect with people and animals I love.
I would tell them what they mean to me, how they helped me, how they changed my life. How precious they are and how they impacted who I am. Resolve anything that needed healing, and show kindness, compassion, and love to everyone. Hold them, cherish them, love them. Bury my face in their neck and inhale their sweet essence. Tell and show them love.
And actually, I hope that I am doing this all along, each day, while I am alive. I do not want to let things go unsaid or be unfinished. I don’t want to let things hang. I know that it’s so easy to say “I’m busy, when I get time…” But you never know when there is no more time. So don’t leave things unsaid. Tell everyone how you feel. Tell them and show them often.
I would dance and sing in the fresh, clean air; boogie and swim in the breeze and the grass; laugh with the clouds and the trees; do a cha-cha with the birds; hug and breathe deeply with the dogs and the flowers; explode with joy in the midst of a waterfall; swirl and blend with the fragrant petals in the fog; jump and fly into the bustling wind; caress and waltz with the colors in a rainbow; frolic and blow bubbles in the ocean waves; giggle and gulp at the raindrops and the leaves; whoop and howl at the moon and the stars; let my heart and consciousness expand to take in all life and hold it all with pure love and wonder and ecstasy…
Have you noticed the absolute joy in a soft breeze that caresses your face and body? Have you felt the exquisite magnificence in smelling the grass and leaves? Have you found yourself lost in the permeating, radiant bliss of the intense color of a flower? Have you felt the thunderous power of a waterfall or the ocean? Have you felt completely humbled and overwhelmed by watching any other life on this planet – bug, bee, bird, dog, elephant, tree?
When I walked the dogs today, I put aside any other thoughts or feelings… and simply thoroughly enjoyed and savored every moment of the walk. The warm sun; the soft caressing breezes; the cool dappled shade; the grass and leaves and trees and bushes and flowers; the sweet, happy, loving playfulness and beingness of my dogs; the endless variety of life that surrounded me; the intense exuberance of being alive for this one day…
And you know something? That’s how I want to live each day. Every day.
Being present and thoroughly enjoying and savoring every moment.
Wishing all of you the incredible, amazing bliss and joy of life, of being here on earth, today. Right now. Can you feel how exhilarating that is?
May each day astound you with radiant beauty and joy.
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