Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This is the Day

"Listen to your life.  See it for the fathomless mystery it is.
In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness:
touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it,
because in the last analysis all moments are key moments,
and life itself is grace."

~Frederick Buechner, Now and Then: a Memoir of Vocation

 Some days I'm just trying to maneuver through the crazy that life throws at me.
The calendar is full of scribbled reminders of where to be and who does what and when.
Still... I forget, I mess up, I drop the ball.

Other days I'm home, but not really here.
I'm off wandering around in my head and in my heart,
looking back and missing what was,
longing for what could have been,
mourning over what will not be.

But more than anything,
I waste my todays wondering about my tomorrows.

I've been told that I'm a patient person,
 but what I really want to be is a
 present person.
Present in the present.

Today is where it's at.
The right here.  The right now.
Tomorrow doesn't come with guarantees.

But today?

Well, it's a gift still waiting to be unwrapped.
And the Giver knows exactly what we need.


  1. hey kristi! LOVE the latest posting, you are right on (O: i ENJOY reading your blog!!!! i open it daily, you are my inspiration (O:

    happy wednesday! kim dykstra (O:

    not too sure on how to post bu it's from me, todd's oldest sister (O:

  2. So true! But so hard to remember when I'm caught up in it all.
    blessings :)

  3. I love it. I find myself not being present a lot these days.

  4. i also have been told i'm a patient person & often times find myself sadly not present. (for me the greatest tragedy in this blessing of blogging would be a lack of presence in my own life -- BUT i've still time to change that.) thank you sweet lady. hope this finds you well! :)