“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…”
― C.S. Lewis
Every day’s another chapter, even if they feel the same–uninteresting, without change.
Today I found myself reorganizing my desk. School is about to start, and I need a place to do homework. It’s with mixed feelings that I welcome the new school year: I’m eager to do better and learn about the world, but at some point it’s going to become a routine…
Read book. Take notes. Do homework. Geometry. Sleep. Wake up. Coffee. Repeat.
I don’t want life to become a monotonous ritual of grades and praying for the weekend.
Before I know it the school year will be over–and I’ll wish I’d done better. I’ll wish I got more out of it than I did.
I’m always talking about going on an adventure, always dreaming of it. It’s easy to forget I’m already on one. Life doesn’t seem like an adventure when you focus on the present!
People are more fascinated by the past and future. The present is too real, I suppose; we don’t naturally see the beauty of a day while in the midst of one. It’s not until we look back that everything pops out. “I wish I could revisit that moment…”
You could be living a moment right now that you’ll want to revisit later.
This knowledge doesn’t help me quit whining, so I try to make up for it.
When I sit down and journal–or stare at the wall–I try to live the silence. I thank God for all the blessings He sent me, and drink in the beauty they left. There’s power in silence, for even when there’s not a sound, something is stirring–Someone is moving.
It is with this knowledge that I face the new school year. I’m on an adventure right now–it just doesn’t feel like one. Someday I’ll look back and see the tracks I left behind. We all do, and it’s worth it.
Learn from the past and look forward to the future. Just be careful not to forget that the present has magic in it, too!