We wait too long in our shortness of life to live. We dwell in a land of tomorrows where there is always time and never trouble to halt our dreaming. How often we silence the desires of the moment with promises of soon and someday and quiet our children with maybes and we’ll sees. Too easily we hide behind responsible living and rational thinking, falling in step with acceptable notions of success. We stand up quickly to be accounted against our neighbours, ledger to ledger best measure.
There should be more strive for days in the sun, the rain the bustle and the quiet of loving, where ‘have to’s’ are brushed aside for ‘want to’s’. More time spent saying yes to moments that stock the heart with comforts for darknesses ahead. If only we could be brave enough in a moment of choice to choose. Not default to the requisite, adding our footfalls to those ahead and behind us on the path leading our children by example into a life where hearts desires have less value than airs.
No measure exists to what the heart can hold only a measure to the time we have to fill it. My prayer today shall be one for bravery. For the courage to use words like now, today and yes. For strength enough to smile at and encourage my children when they chose the path I fear. Today I will not wait for the perfect time or the right moment. I will say yes to all good things that come my way, yes to new memories and opportunities to dance with my soul. Today I will not wait so long to live.