Friday, May 31, 2013

Imagine the Life

Five Minute Friday
Five Minutes. Write, five minutes, the words smooth and flowing, the ideas, a discovery.

Today's topic: Imagine.

Imagine. Goals. Plans. Visualize. Dream. Dream Big. Vision.

I have a notebook. Pictures cut out, pasted in. Things I want to do, to have, a life I want to live, a goal to work toward. Looking forward, out there, in the someday. Fast forward to then, when life will be all I imagine.

But wait. Hit pause. Today. Now.

The bean sprouts in the garden, reaching for the sky. The piles on my desk telling me I am far from bored. The snoring from the bedroom, the son still cuddled up with his cat. The high cloud cover this morning, filtering the sunlight, coloring the fresh greens of spring. The ideas, the flow of thoughts as I read and write this morning. The smile, the touch as my husband says good-bye and heads off to work. Music to play, to hear. Plans for the weekend, the garden tour, time to sit out on the deck and read, weeding that wants to be done. The fan overhead brushing cool air across my desk.

This life, now, here. This is to be lived in the fullness of all I imagine. Love, joy, peace, rest, beauty - it is all here, now. Not in some imagined perfect future. In perfect today. And I smile, seeing it all in a new light, a fresh perspective, a deep gratefulness for all that is here, now.


  1. Beautiful, Maureen. It's so easy to get caught up in everything except NOW -- but now is what is very real and very precious. Sometimes it's all we have. It's a treasure, and you gave us a reminder of how sweet and tender it can be. Thanks!

  2. Hi Maureen
    Yes, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and you cannot look and see the beauty of "one day"! All we have and see is today and we do well when we live every second to the fullest , enjoying those small things that are invisible to us when we dream about a better future.
    Happy FMF

  3. I feel like I'm sitting on your deck,Maureen, breathing fresh air, enjoying the beauty of today. Love this post.

    1. Wish you were, Brooke! That would really make today perfect. Thanks.

  4. What a great post. Fresh, honest, vivid. I loved it. Thank you for sharing.