October 20, 2015

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, that is why it is called the present.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

I have never really been a person to dwell on the past, nor have I hung on to regrets. But I do often find myself caught up in plans and preoccupied with the future. What are we doing tomorrow? What’s going on this weekend? Where will we spend our summer vacation? Did I finish that blog post? Who haven’t I pleased today? 

I don’t suspect this will change with age. Growing and evolving as a person means to constantly push yourself, to further yourself. But what strikes me about the quote was the fact that I, in the midst of all this planning, sometimes fail to live. To breath. To enjoy. To rejoice. For really what is life, if you’re endlessly chasing your next big ticket and forgetting to savor the journey.

So thank you Eleanor Roosevelt, for reminding me that today is a gift and it is present within myself. 



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    And you are a present to me. Susan

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      And you to me!!! Like a second mommy! Lots of kisses.

    • Alice "Alia Moussa-Davis
    • October 20, 2015

    You are a present to so many. I remember meeting you – and said what a delight you are and you continue to be. You are amazing. I love hearing about you thru your Mom (Marlena) . I remember all the good times I had with you and your mom. Now you are a mom. Keep up the good work. Love what you put out. What you wrote is so true. Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote is one – that I refer to on a daily basis. Love you and look forward to seeing you again.
    Alice "Alia" Moussa-Davis

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      So great to hear from you. It’s been too long! And thank you for your support and kind words, it really means a lot to me. I am happy you are following me on my blog. Make sure to subscribe with your email address, so I can send you updates. I hope to see you in Chicago in November. Kisses and hugs, Ana-Maria.

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