Forget The Forecast
Posted on: 12-06-2005 @ 01:30 pm
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2005
Forget the Forecast
I am always looking to what the forecast is going to be like tomorrow, five days from now, a month from now, a year from now, ten years from now, and well you get the point. Since science isn't really all that good at forecasting ten years from now, then you've probably also gotten the point that I'm not talking about the weather outside. Frankly, I don't ever care what the weather outside is going to be. I mean really, I live in Corpus Christi, Texas, where it's sunny and hot 360 days of the year. I'm talking about forecasting life. I have accepted the fact that it is just how God made me. It's one of my strengths. I like to think about the future, I like to plan it out, and I like to go about working to make sure tomorrow is all that it can and should be. As you know though strengths can also be weaknesses, and in this case it can occasionally be my Achilles heal. God has to remind me to remember today, because that's what He has given me. Today he interrupted my "forecasting for tonight's staff meeting" inside my mobile office (my car). The XM was playing in the background, and here came Travis Tritt's song, It's a Great Day to be Alive. I stopped for a second, and actually paid attention to the song. It hit me. It really is a great day to be alive! Forget what's coming tonight at 5:30 for a minute. Only a few moments ago I had been in the middle of one of those nice long hugs with my wife, had picked up my new little guy and kissed his soft little forehead, and given my lab a treat before walking out to the office and heading back to work. Those few moments are way better then anything that's going to happen at staff meeting tonight, and I had just glanced over them as part of another day. The forecast looks good, but the weather sure is nice right now!
John B Smith
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