How Can I Make Today the Best Day of My Life?

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(Photo: Power Of Light by Nat Sakunworarat)

How can I make today the best day of my life is a question I’ve only recently begun asking myself. Every morning, over the last few days, I asked myself this question as I sip my nespresso coffee. The question helps focus my mind. Answering the question gets me out of the petty bullshit – all the what ifs, whys, who did what to me when – my mind generates.

What strikes me now is my answers usually focus on helping others or doing something really kind towards myself. The answers are not about how much money I can make or who I can screw over.

The answers also focus me in the present. How can I make today the best day of my life means living in the present moment, I think. Or at least I find myself in the present both when I answer the question and as I do the things I’ve committed to doing.

And while this won’t be a surprise to any of you, I’m sure, I’ve recently discovered the stress-free value of living in the present. As a transsexual, I’ve lived much of my life in the future. When I have the right body, the right documents, and so on. I don’t regret this particular coping strategy. Without it, I don’t know how I could have protected my heart from all the bullshit associated with changing genders.

But now, in my daily living, I want the body I have. I no longer need to live in an imagined future. That future is now. But I’ve found it difficult to break myself of the living-in-the-future habit. Until now.

How can I make today the best day of my life? By sharing with you, my readers, how grateful I am that you stop by and read this blog. So I say a very hearty thank you.

Now I ask you, how can you make today the best day of your life?

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2 Comments

  1. I can make today the best day of my life by reviewing what my spiritual values are, what my gifts are and how I can use the two in connection with each other today…..my two big spiritual values are radical hospitality and loving extravagantly….my gifts are writing, teaching, connecting with others and giving of myself….how can I merge the gift with the value TODAY….tomorrow will take care of it self. So that’s how I think I can do it.

    Ona

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