Think about today

I was strolling through my Instagram feed earlier and came across one of the sweetest videos I’d seen. It was of an elderly father (age 80-ish) and his daughter, driving across state. Might I point out that he was the one driving. There wasn’t a whole lot to the 30-second soundbite, other than witnessing a father and child bond, and create life-long memories. As the daughter sat chatting with her dad, telling him how much she loves him and cherishes their time together, she stated that “she was already thinking about them driving across state next year” (paraphrased). To which he replied, “I can’t think that far ahead; I can only think about today.” I smiled because I miss my dad and would love to share a car ride with him, even if it was to the end of the street and back.

I also smiled because I know God was speaking to me. When I awake in the morning, after acknowledging God, I immediately start to think about my work week, and what my schedule will look like the next week. I focus all my time on planning, and what would happen if I didn’t, that it starts to overwhelm and stress me out. Next thing I know, my thoughts and worries grow from 20 to 5000, and I feel an anxiety attack is about to ensue. However, by watching that video, I know it’s God’s way of saying, “Stop worrying about tomorrow, the next day or even next week; I’ll focus on that, all I need you to do is think about today.”

If you’re feeling stressed or under pressure, remember, you can only do one thing at a time, so take things one day at a time!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Deetra La’Rue

2 responses to “Think about today”

  1. I can understand that father saying he can’t think that far ahead. As we get older we become more acutely aware that tomorrow is not a given. We stop making long term goals. Rather we focus on today and how we can live it more fully

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  2. My sentiments exactly! Couldn’t have said it better myself!

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