A New Day

A New Day

Pentecost 60

 

Today history will be written.  New myths will be created.  Today we will not spend time in rehashing old living.  Today is for living the here and now.  It is, after all, the only door to the future.  Bold words, huh?  Perhaps they are also a little bit scary.  Today is a new page in the story of your life, the story that you yourself will write.

 

The Greeks lived with their gods and goddesses.  They did not keep them on some high mountain, objects to be worshipped only.  Their deities often posed as humans or animals. They interacted with mankind and mankind interacted with them.  Their names became common words, not whispered only in hallowed halls.  This interaction gave them life and gave their stories heartbeats that continue to be heard today, pulses that keep the myths alive.

 

Today is a blank canvass.  Your story is yours to write.  Interact with the world and live.  Be the hero or heroine of your own wonderful, magical myth, the story of you today.  How do you start?  Share a smile.  Give a hug.  Hold the door open for someone, not just the elderly or the infirmed.  “One of the secrets in life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.”  Lewis Carroll knew that each day we fall down the rabbit hole called life.  He became the legend known as the author of many poems and the children’s classic, “Alice in Wonderland”.   Charles Lutwidge Dodgson famously penned:  “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”  The person he could not go back to was being Charles Dodgson, a different person than the person he was now – now he was Lewis Carroll.

 

“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson knew the value of the individual when he wrote that.

 

Today write your own story.  Maybe one day we will read about your story; maybe not.  What matters is that you live the life you want.  This is your day to become what you desire.  Today should not be spent boasting about how you are better than another.  Live that claim; show us.  Your story may not be written or read but it will be experienced.  Your presence contributes to the life of all those with whom you walk and talk and eat and breathe.  No one has ever lived that did not impact the life of another being.  Today is your gift, given to you so that you can make this ordinary time into something extraordinary.  Today is your chance to live and write a new chapter in your story.

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