Each day is a journey. We know where our lives began, an
d we can plan all we like for tomorrow, yet today is the reality. The past, merely tracks in the sand and vulnerable to time, is not worth dwelling on. The past feeds no one, the future is a dangling bait never coming closer. It is in the here and now that the stories of age show on an elder’s face, that a child’s laughter echoes off the hillsides, that a bright bird in a blooming garden brings joy with its song. The taste of chocolate or a crisp, firm apple, the scent of morning’s coffee. These things are the present, the reminders of the elusive past and a suggestion of an even more elusive future. Embrace what is, and if the sun isn’t shining where you are, don’t worry. It will. Furthermore, it’s always shining somewhere. Just smile and do what needs doing. The rest will come, with faith.