2010 by Brenda Colleen Leyland
"The great thing, if one can, is stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one's 'own' or 'real' life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one's real life -- the life God is sending one day by day: what one calls one's 'real life' is a phantom of one's own imagination. This at least is what I see at moments of insight: but it's hard to remember it all the time." ~ C.S. Lewis, The Letters of C.S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves
Mr. Lewis's quote made me think of another famous quote: Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.* It's good to be reminded that every breath we breathe, every moment we live is our real life, even when that includes life gone awry or situations that feel intrusive. Maybe we'll be more able to go with the flow if we do.
Our life is here... our life is now... in every shape and color it arrives in. I want to remember that as I start my new week. You too?
*I understand versions of this quote are attributed to many authors, including John Lennon, from his song Beautiful Boy.