Today is a semi anonymous guest post.  She’s a blogger known to many of you, and whilst happy for you to know who she is, would prefer no direct reference.  Here’s the link to her blog.

As always,  your comments and thoughts are greatly appreciated.  Handing you over now….

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We dream, plan and foresee.

We envision what will one day be.

We have goals, hopes and visions.

We yearn for the elusive perfection.


We are overwhelmed by life.

We have so much going on.

We get caught up in the mundane.

We delay, wait and hesitate.


We wait because we don’t have time to spare.

We wait because money is too scarce.

We wait for it to be the “perfect” place and moment.

We wait because we think we have many tomorrows.


We are tired and harried.

We have obligations and stress.

We live from day to day.

But forget to live the moments along the way..


Until something happens.

Until something hits us hard.

Until we see someone’s hopes and dreams turn uncertain.

Until we see that tomorrow is not a given for any person.


Will we live in health to a ripe old age?

Will we pass on in our younger days?

We will get sick and overcome the disease?

Will we fall ill and never be quite the same?


There are days these questions are your reality.

They are the days when mortality is a harsh actuality.

What your friend is going through could have easily been you.

You are never warned when trials and tribulations are coming through.


Life has a way of hurrying quickly along.

Years feel like minutes, time goes on.

Decades pass in a blink of an eye.

Time ticks away and passes us by.


We need to believe in our future and in the promises it holds.

We need to plan, wish and hope for a future as bright as gold.

Yet we also need to live each minute like there are no more days.

We need to live in the moment, in the here and now is the only way.


The simple beauty of each minute and hour is something to cherish.

Love the people who enrich your life for they are your strength and power.

If you live each moment of life in joy as it unfolds.

No matter what tomorrow brings you’re already living like someone wise and old.

Photocredit to lululemon athletica via Flickr

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Do you all live in the moment or like me sometimes get so bogged down with the day to day that you miss the special everyday moments?

* Any prayers and positive vibes you want to send to a hospitalized friend of mine wishing him a full recovery would be gratefully accepted.

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19 thoughts on “Hope & Dream, But Now Is All You Have

  • June 18, 2010 at 8:34 am
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    What a fabulous piece of writing! I can feel the emotions behind it’s writing. At this moment I don’t know who you (will go & look in a minute) so I am commenting soley on what I have read!

    I so agree with with the words on the scrap of paper & so wish I could remember to think about them each day!

    Thank you!

  • June 18, 2010 at 8:36 am
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    I’ve looked & was not surprised! Each day you give me something to think about. Of course, prayers & positive vibes are being sent!x

  • June 18, 2010 at 9:13 am
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    I got very good lesson in seizing the day when I was 12 and my aunt died. She was only in her 40s and my youngest cousin was 10. You never know how long you’ll get. It’s a lovely poem. I hope your friend recovers swiftly x

  • June 18, 2010 at 10:05 am
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    Your friend is in my thoughts and prayers, I am learning to live in the here and now

  • June 18, 2010 at 11:14 am
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    I have to say your kind words really made my day-thank you needed them.

  • June 18, 2010 at 11:15 am
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    That’s so sad about your aunt. I keep saying there are things I want to do and see and it is always whenever… Thank you.

  • June 18, 2010 at 11:16 am
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    You’ve gone through it on your own so you really do know the importance of living in the here and now.

  • June 18, 2010 at 11:34 am
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    Emotional – and much love to you.

    That piece certainly hits home here because last week a much respected and loved forum member lost her battle to cancer at the age of 37. It was her funeral yesterday but she had that sentiment – live life in the here and now because you have no idea what is round the corner. And she crammed every single moment.

  • June 18, 2010 at 1:32 pm
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    Lovely and so true. I suppose we all get caught up in ‘stuff’ at times and it can take a big effort to pull ourselves into the moment, but so well worth it. I hope your friend is ok, sending good vibes his way. Jen

  • June 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm
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    Beautiful words and oh so true. Sending positive thoughts x

  • June 18, 2010 at 2:32 pm
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    Firstly thank you to everyone who has visited today and left such thoughtful comments x

    And to my guest, thank you for your lovely words – we all need reminders to live in the here and now and to discard the negative thoughts and emotions that hold us back from achieving all of our dreams. I don’t know if you’ll ever show your friend the beautiful thing you wrote for him but I hope that he benefits from all the warmth and compassion that it has generated. xx

  • June 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm
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    I am so sad to hear that. I hope she is at peace now. What forum are you talking about?

  • June 19, 2010 at 7:31 pm
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    Thank you. It looks like it might be a bit of a long haul but I am praying for a full recovery.

  • June 19, 2010 at 7:32 pm
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    LOL-it’s okay-because it was only semi anonymous-out of respect for the family.

  • June 19, 2010 at 7:33 pm
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    Thanks to everyone and to you Paula.

    I do believe in the benefit of the positive vibes and prayers.

    I wrote it with his family in mind more than him because right now for good and for bad it isn’t sinking in for him.

    Thanks again to everyone.

  • September 14, 2010 at 3:30 pm
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    BTW-wanted to update you all that he has thankfully made a full recovery. He was very blessed as was his family and friends.

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