Saturday, 21 May 2011


you start the day with the best of intentions to make it a happy one...
~ you make french toast for breakfast
~ you read a great book with your morning coffee
~ you go out in the yard and really take in the enjoyment a six-year-old feels when jumping in the puddles (+ you don't have to worry he'll get sick when his trousers are drenched)
~ you hang the laundry out to dry and love the fact that there are green plants, all in full bloom, below
~ you plan a pizza evening

yet, at the back of your mind, there are always the stressful thoughts that have been bothering you for a while
~'where will we be in september? we'll only find out late august'
~'what will happen to my country, to our jobs, to us?'
~' how can we plan our future?'

and then the realisation comes: we might as well enjoy what we have in the present

have a gorgeous weekend!


Sarah said...

Yes-live for the day! Apparently the world is supposed to end today so it is all you can do! I am at home working on learning journeys, but have been out and about this morning just in case!

Birdie said...

Hi! we all need have 'the future' a bit back in our head and in a way it's a survival ... but we should not try to dwell in the worries and the planning because it is true, the only moment we have is this one right now ... but you know that, I think :-) have a lovely weekend!

marigold jam said...

None of us know where we will be in September - it's what makes life so interesting isn't it the fact that we never know what might be round the corner for us? You are so right that we should enjoy what we have for isn't there a saying: Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is only a vision. But today, well lived, makes every yestereay a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day, for it is life, the very life of life. The Sanskrit

Joy said...

Best wishes Yiota, I know Greece is in a really difficult situation. I hope things go well. It is a precious place, full of precious people like you. How crazy that money has messed the world up so badly!

Lisa said...

Yes, it's human to worry, but pointless. If it could change anything, that would be different; but since it doesn't help, try to avoid it.
"Pray, hope, and don't worry" - Padre Pio.

Manya said...

First of all your cake looks 1000 times better than mine. I tried a new recipe with dulce de leche but the ddl came all out and got stuck on the walls of the bundt! As my best friend says "hiesto"! As for spoiling your mood with our common problem...we're all on the same boat. Ehi o Theos...

Erin {pughs' news} said...

I struggle with the same worries a lot of the time, and forget to live in the present. It's something I'm working on lately. Letting go of fear and just living (and enjoying) my life!

I hope your weekend was marvellous.

Lucy Caitlin Higham said...

Hello Yiota, Thank you for your recent comment. I am still in the middle of exams at the moment right into the 2nd week of June ... seems to be going on for ever! Looking forward to Summer and no more studying for a while!
I hope that you have managed to enjoy your weekend and that this week is a good one for you.
love Lucy xxxxx

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

I love this post! Yes, things can be uncertain, but we always find our way.

I had not prepared anything for supper tonight and I came home from work hungry. Your lovely mention of french toast quickly made up my mind! That's what I'm going to make now :)

marigold jam said...

Many thanks Yiota for the tip about spacings - I tried it and you're right it works! Thanks.