Tonight, RENT is playing at the Indiana University Auditorium. I have a ticket but decided not to go because I value my health…you see, it rained this evening and temperatures have dropped below freezing such that walking anywhere means walking on ice. It’s dangerous and taxing to walk outside. However, I’m not letting that stop me from seeing RENT. I’ve rented the DVD from one of the local libraries and I’m watching from home so that I still get the intended message from the musical that “there’s no day but today.” I don’t have tomorrow to relive the opportunities I have today, nor can I be concerned with missed opportunities of yesterday. Therefore, I’m going to make the most of my current situation.
I’d like to encourage you to do the same. Life in Bloomington will throw you curve balls. You won’t expect some of the experiences you’ll have here, both good and bad. However, roll with the punches. Enjoy life and learn from your mistakes. Adjust to the various seasons you’ll experience and go with the flow. People will enter and exit your life. Allow that to happen. It’s for the best. You’ll grow and be stretched in unimaginable ways. Good for you. You’ll be like a tree with vast water source and rich soil: able to grow tall with wide branches and fat leaves to give shade to the saplings growing in the safety of your shadow.
So back to today: LIVE YOUR LIFE!!
A wise person told me that everybody has to die, but, not everyone gets to live. Live each day like it’s your last. Stop blaming your misfortune on yesterday and LIVE TODAY.
We can’t get back yesterday. All we have is today. Therefore, the following song is dedicated to all of yesterday:
Peace and blessings,