Having our future isn’t a given, although we all take for granted the idea that our lives will stretch out into the future, affording us the time, energy and resources to do the things we want to do ‘someday’. But it’s an often repeated cliché that the only time we really have is now.
But what does that really mean for us?
For me, being aware of my ‘now’ and how that, through my daily actions and lack of action, is creating my future produces an awareness of what I’m doing, and how it is leading me in one direction or another. And most importantly, is that direction the way I want to go?
With this in mind, I went in search of some quotes that would help us define and really live our ‘nows’ so that our futures become the space and reality we would like them to be. And, if our future turns out to be more terminal than we had anticipated, by living the message of these quotes, we will at the very least have lived a life that was worth celebrating.
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
I love this eclectic mix of beliefs from Aubrey Hepburn. It reminds me to go with my own particular oddities and not to worry about what others think. It also reminds me that I can let go of the things that don’t serve me on any particular day, wake up tomorrow and start afresh. We all need this reminder sometimes.
For a bit of fun, I decided to rewrite Audrey’s quote using my own words. What do you think?
I believe in sky-blue. I believe that laughing is the best antidote to negativity. I believe in kissing, but I believe in hugging even more. I believe in being strong but that there is strength in vulnerability. I believe that there is power in the laughter of children. I believe that tomorrow is another day and miracles appear when you’re ready to see them.