Living for Today

Today is Day 1 of #10daywritingchallenge

Today I awakened on this side of heaven, eyes wide open, heart full of joyful expectation. My gaze is fixated on what’s ahead of me as opposed to what’s surrounding me, the weariness, the long suffering.

Today the calendar turned a new page, it’s a new month, marching onward.

There’s so much more within me today that needs to be released.  

Today presented its challenges, caring for two nonagenarians, one in hospice and the other’s needs are equally demanding. There are caregivers, but then it’s just me.  

And as for me, today and perhaps every day, I desperately need space to breathe, I inhale peace and exhale the harshness, this narrowing temporary existence.

At times, I find it very challenging to be present, in the moments of today.  It’s my desire to bask in each moment, yet being pressed on all sides, I am looking forward to the way out.

In the midst of it all, I remind myself that I am where I am supposed to be.

Today, I know that I served God and honored my mom and my aunt.

And honor is the currency of elevation.  

Today I bloomed where I’ve been planted, not with perfection, but with perseverance.  

What did you experience today?

What are you looking forward to today?


  1. Knowing the Truth helps us to grow. This book has taught me that we don’t always know our path and the road we will choose to take. What is important is the lessons that we learn from it. I’m so looking forward to the next phase of this story! Thank you for sharing your truth.

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