Nothing happens by accident. If one day we wake up and find on our bed a beautifully wrapped present with delicate bows, we would open it even before washing our face, curious about what is inside.  Maybe we would find something that we do not like very much...then we would put away the box wondering what to do with the present.

Maybe the next day we would find another present, and this time, it is something that we like very much: maybe a  memory from someone who is far away, a beautiful clothing we saw on a window shop, keys to a new car, a beautiful winter coat, or just a beautiful flower from somebody who has remembered us.

This happens every day, but we do not realize it. Every day when we wake up, it is there, before us, a present sent to us by God: a whole day to use in the best possible way.  Sometimes it comes with problems, issues that we do not seem to be able to solve.  Sometimes it comes with sadness, deception, even tears. But other times, it comes full of surprises, happiness, success and achievements.

What is important is that, every day we receive a present, wrapped especially for us while we sleep. We are presented this box with colored bows, no matter what the day brings. That day when we wake up every morning is a present that life itself gives us. It is not always what we wish nor what we hope for but it is the best for us, what we need most, what we have to learn and what we need to grow.

Letís open our present every day, giving thanks to the Creator who gives us, without thinking what is inside the box. If today we do not receive the present that we want, let's wait for the next one and appreciate what we've received today. Tomorrow let's open our present with love and enthusiasm, because one day our dreams and the life plan for us will come inside the box, beautifully wrapped for us. Life does not always give us what we want, just about what we need and that is good.

May we have a day full of blessings, in which we can feel the loving presence of our Creator, and may the present of every day bring us peace, spiritual growth, and enlightenment on all we still have to learn about every day, and the plan life has for us, every day.....

 

The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it. Seneca (7 B.C.)

 

Tim