Today Well Lived is actually an ancient Sanskrit verse. Here’s the unabridged version, and I’d like to introduce it as today’s quote # 28
Look to this Day,Kalidasa, Indian Sanksrit Playwright and Poet, Hindu Philosopher, 4 – 5th century A.D.
for it is life – the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
the realities and truths of existence
the joy of growth
the glory of action
the splendour of beauty.
For yesterday is already a memory,
and tomorrow is only a vision
but today well lived makes every
yesterday a memory of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look therefore to this day.
And there we were, thinking we’d invented mindulness.
We’ve eaten a good breakfast together, we’ve talked, cried and even played a game of cards called Monopoly, just to switch the direction of our thoughts. So funny. The two west coast kids have now gone jogging with a basketball under their arm, the two east coast kids are chillin’ and having a cuddle. This evening we’ve booked a table at Frankie and Benny‘s before we all go 10-pin bowling. That should be fun! We used to go a lot when the kids were young. Every Sunday morning in fact – they were in a bowling club and even had their own bowls! So we shall see just how much of that tuition has stuck…
It’s what we do, isn’t it. Get out of our heads and get with our hands. Whether we make a card, play a game of cards or go 10-pin bowling, it is all designed to distract, and stick together.
Barb x x x