by Bonnie Mohr
I was once told that life is basically a series of choices, and that the quality of it will depend on those choices. This concept has stayed on my mind ever since, and ultimately led me to the creation of 'Living Today'. While traveling down a country road, enroute to capture pictures for a commissioned painting, I passed by a gravel road that looked very similar to the one in this painting. Two miles later, I put the brakes on and headed back for another look. This image has been tucked away in my mind for at least six years, and so painting it many years later was an exhilarating experience. The road really represents Today. Everyday we have Today - a chance to make new choices and decisions that will impact us forever. The crossroad represents these choices. The mailbox is a personalization point of this painting, and symbolizes the people who will be on your path. The crown-jeweled tree off to the left is each one of us, and that in Gods eyes, we are the jewel to Him created with purpose and meaning. The soft rays of light coming from the sky are His ever-present subtleness in our lives, each and every day. This painting is a blueprint for me, and I hope it will be for you, also, to help make the most of today and everyday.~ Bonnie L Mohr
Today is a gift. Embrace it with joy and anticipation realize the possibilities. It beckons you towards your destination in life. Be at peace - you are exactly where you are meant to be at this moment. God has carefully chosen the people, events, joys and challenges on your path today. The things you will encounter are stepping stones of what is to come. Make the most of today. Focus on 'the present' you will see and appreciate things you might otherwise miss. Follow your heart - search to find your purpose in life, and you will find meaning and happiness. Use your talents, do your best, contribute. Make a difference, because you can. Be passionate about your journey - sing, dance, laugh, and love as you go. Give praise and allow time for prayer. The promise of tomorrow begins with the endeavors of today. Do not let the fast-forward pace of the world deprive you from savoring 'the now'. Seek things that fill you with love and bring you joy. Have faith, it fosters hope - it makes the difference. Believe, with God all things are possible. Live well - live today, for it is a gift.