Did you ever see ‘Knight and Day’ with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz? It was cute, funny and highly unrealistic. It just what I needed on the day I happened to see it. But the best take-away from the movie was Tom’s definition of “someday:”
“Someday. That’s a dangerous word. It’s really just a code for ‘never’.”
And it got me thinking.
It’s a word I say a lot.
It’s a word that doesn’t really play well in to my goal of total contentment and intentional living. It means I’m longing for something else.
I don’t want to be longing for something else. I want to be living in the here and now, enjoying it all, living fully.
That is not to say, of course, that we shouldn’t have patience for some things. I would like to go to Greece someday, but it’s just not in the budget right now so it will have to wait until it is. I want more time to do things for myself, but I’m able to recognize what season of life I’m in and I know that someday my kids won’t need me quite as much. Someday I will have time to do more things for me.
But for many of the things in life, someday really should be today.
I should be saying yes more often.
Away I go now.
I’m going to make some banana muffins with extra chocolate chips.
Then I’m going to get out the paints and do a fun craft with the kids. I prefer to save the paints for outside on the grass (so I can mow it off rather than clean it up because I’m lazy that way), but it’s raining
again still. No, no. Today, we paint on the floor!
I am embracing the NOW after all…
This is me and my attempt to live with a little less “someday” and a lot more “today.”
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.
It’s the life in your years.