The lyrics above are from a song entitled, World. I heard it while listening to my Pandora app in the car and it nearly made me pull over. I remembered something that happened when my now-18 year old daughter was in three year old preschool. One day when I was picking her up, her teacher pulled me aside and told me that Megan had handed in her artwork and proudly exclaimed, “Here is my masterpiece!” We laughed at how funny that word sounded coming from a three year old. But I digress….
The song brought that adorable memory back, and made me smile. However, there is so much more significance for me to the lyrics from the song. It made me think of how so few of us live in the moment. Many of us wake up each morning dreading the day ahead, worried about the future, and feeling regret from the past.
What if we looked at this moment as the start of our lives? We have the ability to live for right now. So why not make a decision to stop whatever it is we are doing at this moment, and think about what kind of world we want? We can “think anything”, “start at the start”, and “build a masterpiece”. We can do anything we want with our lives (within reason I suppose!), live anywhere we choose to live, and be whoever it is we want to be.
So, be careful what you wish for… Your History Starts Now!
~ Patti Crowley