All We Really Have is Today

As I was getting ready for work today, I  thought about, what special event will happen for me today?  I have goals to meet.  I began thinking about society in general. Are we really happy?  A friend took up a great deal of my time yesterday, telling me about a recent adventure, that is forcing her to consider her fulfillment in life.  She wants out of the life she has now.

All we really have is today.  Not tomorrow.

When I think about living I am always forced to remember a sermon by a minister, who said, “Life is like a vapor.” He took a match, lite it, and then blew it out. The church fell silent as we watched the smoke vapors thin out into the air.

It is said so often, we take life for granted. We do. We forget every time we run to an appointment, rush to work, run for the train, that we are really rushing to die.

We go through life taking our relationships for granted, believing we have another day to fix it and make it better. “Life is like a vapor.”  All we have is today.

We are too proud, envious, greedy, jealous, selfish, haters, takers, fighters, killers (there is more than one way to kill) fakers, self centric—all the things we can change to improve our lives, believing we have another day. “Life is like a vapor.”

All we have is today.

We make enemies, turn our backs on a loyal friend, take each other for granted, use one another, don’t love, and sure as hell don’t care! Thinking we have another day to fix it.  All we have is today.

We must make it a mandate to live! Love! Talk! Give! Sex! Remove the barriers that make some folk homeless. Go home! Somebody on this earth loves you. Make it right. Throw the pride in the street and you go home! “Life is like …..”

We live in a hard and cruel world. Our only choice is to make it. There are no other options. Live together! Combine the rent/mortgage. Combine the income. Combine the love. Come together like companies do. They merge to be one gigantuous force of power in their industry of expertise. Unless you are a man who owns an island—no man is an island. We need to follow the lead of the leading companies. Companies say, “..crush the competition.” We can crush the economy! Merge! Join Forces! Double the dollars! Because, “Life is like a vapor.”

About dontdestroyrelationship

I am passionate about Relationships. To be in a Relationship you need skills. Some of the best skills to have are: a creative perspective, strategy in developing a win-win for both sides, be able to speak and receive honest communication, stay persistent, yet calm in conflict, some negotiation skills, and humor. These skills and more you need--- without emotion. If you have logic as the primary and emotion as secondary, there is nothing you cannot overcome in a relationship. I tell you how you bring destroyers into your relationship. Join me! It is a fascinating and revealing journey.
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1 Response to All We Really Have is Today

  1. Liz Willis says:

    Great piece!! It is so important to come together and merge as one great giant, as opposed to remaining as several miniatures! Tomorrow is not promised! You are right, all we have is today!

    Thank you once again for such a magnanimous piece! You have spoken to my heart, in depth.

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