This poem, call Just for Today, was shared with me, and it made me stop and think, so I thought I’d share it with you too. It really is about Mindfulness, and being in the moment, which is something many of us struggle with. I might be able to help with that if you’re one of those people.
by Che von Lindbergh, 2006
Today I will delete from my diary
two days: yesterday and tomorrow
Yesterday was to learn
and tomorrow will be the consequence
of what I can do today.
Today I will face life
with the conviction that this day
will not ever return.
Today is the last opportunity
I have to live intensely,
as no one can assure me
that I will see tomorrow’s sunrise.
Today I will be brave enough
not to let any opportunity pass me by,
my only alternative is to succeed
Today I will invest
my most valuable resource: my time,
in the most trascendental work:
I will spend each minute
passionately to make
of today a different
and unique day in my life.
Today I will defy every obstacle
that appears on my way trusting
I will succeed.
Today I will resist
pessimism and will conquer
the world with a smile,
with the positive attitude
of expecting always the best.
Today I will make of every ordinary task a sublime expression,
Today I will have my feet on the ground
and the stars’ gaze
to invent my future.
Today I will take the time to be happy
and will leave my footprints and my presence
in the hearts of others.
Today, I invite you to begin a new season
where we can dream
that everything we undertake is possible
and we fulfil it,
with joy and dignity.