There are hardships; there are trials; there are terrible and sad things that happen, no matter where we go. We can dream about the future, and imagine the past, but let's be happy and contented where we are. Right now. Whatever we're doing, whoever we're with, whether the sun is shining, or clouds hang over the land like a heavy veil. We'll only live once, and if we always wish to be somewhere we're not, with people we never see, in places we've longed to go, we'll never truly live. I'm still dreaming about the future, thinking fondly about the past, but living in the now.
This is today, and I'm going to truly be here. With my family, and friends. In our big house in the mountains of Arizona, snapping pictures, singing songs, making kettle korn, and laughing over the simplest things. This is my life, right now, and I'm going to be happy and content to be where God put me.