Expecting life to reside in an event or experience or occasion other than the one we are in right now.
While waiting for perfect, we pass on ordinary.
While waiting for better, we don’t give our best effort to good.
While waiting for new and improved, we leach the joy right out of the old and reliable.
These are not my words, but could be my thoughts as the new year is already in full swing before I had a chance to decide how I want it to be. They came from writer Terry Hershey and his thoughts on bliss. I like Flannery Conner's title quote because I've always wanted things straight up, knowing I can cope the best when I know the score, but inevitably get caught up in wanting more and better and perfect. These qualities do not usually reside in the now.
Scores are for baseball games.
So I raise my cup of coffee to the 'now' however ordinary, scary and blissful it can be!