Sometimes letting go of the big picture and taking things one step at a time makes life easier to navigate.
The years of our life do not arrive all at once; they greet us day by day. With the descent of each setting sun, we are able to rest our heads and let the world take care of itself for a while. We rest assured throughout the night knowing that dawn brings with it a chance to meet our lives anew, donning fresh perspectives. In the hours that follow, before we return to sleep once more, we once again decide how we want to live and learn, laugh and grow. Our lives are sweeter and more manageable because we must experience them this way: one day at a time.
Imagine the future stretching out before you and try to notice if you feel any tension or overwhelm at the prospect of the journey still to come. Perhaps you have recently made a lifestyle change or taken upon a new year's resolution and the idea of continuing this healthy new behavior for years seems daunting. If you can shift your focus from what may happen in December and return it to the day that is before you right now, you may find a measure of calm and renewed confidence in your capabilities.
The way we show up for our lives today and tomorrow has an enormous affect on who we will be and what we will be experiencing years from now. If we can remain fully engaged in the day at hand, enjoying all it has to offer and putting our energy into making the most of it, we will find that we are perfectly ready and capable to handle any future when it arrives.