relish the moment
April 11, 2008 3:46am CST
Tucked away in our subconscious is an idyllic vision.We see ourselves on a long trip that spans the continent.We are teaveling by train.Out the windows,we drink in the passing scence of cars on nearby highways,of children waving at a crossing,of cattle grazing on a distant hillside.of smoke pouring from a power plant,of row upon row of corn and wheat,of flatlands and walleys,of mountains and rolling hillsides,of city skulines and village halls. But uppermost in our minds is the final destination.On a certain day at a certain hour,we will pull into the sation.Bands will be playing and flags waving.Once we get there,so many wonderful dreams will come true and the pieces og our lives will fit together like a completed jigsaw puzzle.How restlessly we pace the aisles,damning the minutes for loitering-waiting,waiting,waiting for the station. "when we reach the station that will be it!"we cry."when i'm 18.""when i buy a new 450SL Mercedes Benz!""when i put the last kid through college.""when i have paid off the mortgage!""when i get a promotion.""when i reach the age of retirement.i shall live happily ever after!" sooner or later,we must realize there si no station,no one place to arrive at once and for all.the true joy of life is only a dream.it constantly outdistances us. please rslish the moment.it isn't the burdens of today that drive men mad.it is the regrets over yesterday and the fear of tomorrow.