a recent ramble of mine:

Today is an unspoiled gift, given to you to be enjoyed, used up, completely spent, and sucked dry of all it’s worth. Don’t sell Today short – get the most out of it. Press it, pull it, squeeze it, shake it – until all of the goodness and joy and beauty that could possibly come from it has been dispensed. And then fall asleep at it’s end, completely satisfied in your content confidence, and absolutely persuaded that when you wake, you’ll get the beautiful opportunity to do it all again.

Be intentional about today.
Perceive it;
Grab a hold of it;
Suck it dry of all it has to offer;
And then give thanks for it.
For tomorrow will surely come.


along those lines, here are
two of my most favorite quotes:

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your
one wild and precious life?”
-Mary Oliver

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘Wow, what a ride!'”
-Erma Bombeck


a final word before you go: