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Today Is Not Just Another Day

Updated on July 12, 2016

Never Exactly The Same

Photo by Sophia Phillips Noll
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Grateful For This Day

Today is truly a unique day, often viewed in an ordinary way. Though filled with wonder, grateful are those who know this day will never again occur exactly as it is right now and thus, treasure the moment that is.

Vivid colors and gentle hues, sounds of solitary images stream through my heart, matching the tempo of my pulse. Today is like no other day. I am moved and filled to overflow desiring nothing more than to give away the excess which cannot be contained. Unimaginable bliss is to release to the collective family that which originated from the source of all being, that which I was fortunate to encounter, even for an instant.

When I view the day from the perspective of it's unique quality I reach for it's newness; I reach for it's vitality...and it delivers! The energy of unconditional love ceases to flow only when I separate myself from you, when I fail to know that we are connected by the day that is - and that we breathe the same beauty and the same time and the same wisdom. We are, after all, the same heart. Denying it never changes that.

Today is a unique day among all the days that seem the same. If you look to your left, if you look to your right, or up, or down, and with the eyes of your heart wide open, you will never truly see the same image twice. Some minute aspect will change. It must be so and so must we.

With each new breath the possibility of creation ensues, moment by moment, image by image, wave by wave, today transitions into tomorrow, which is, by itself, another today unique and worthy of it's own incredible characteristics. Living is the realization that we bask in the warmth of change, we ensue, we participate in light, we dance in the presence of the variety of the universe.

The best part is - we can choose to bring it forth, not of our singularity but in conjunction with every other soul interacting rhythmically in a collective presence, infinite in it's grandeur, and waiting patiently for us to acknowledge our role in its existence.

Today is no ordinary day. It is extraordinary and in that, deserves only one response, our gratitude for including us in it!

Peace be with you my friends, peace be with you and may you enjoy this moment you have chosen to create!

The Content of Today Is No Secret, It is a Gift - The Choice to Receive it is Yours!

Your kind comments are always appreciated.

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    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      5 years ago from Asheville NC

      Thank You, anniebetty!

      It is I who am indebted to you, for you go, I go. The connection we all share is enhanced by joy, love, peace and gratitude, none of which stand alone.

      On many levels you have given me inspiration, unseen and perhaps unintended, but received in that way all the same!

      May the day that you have chosen to live with effervescence, this day, prove to be like no other...because it is!



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      5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thank you! I will now bound into my day reaching for it's newness. I appreciate that little push. Blessings!

    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      5 years ago from Asheville NC

      Thank you ladydeonne!

      I am truly grateful for the comment as it brought me back here, to something I believe but of which I often need to be reminded. The universe is perfect for those who see it that way in all it's glory. What better way to acknowledge the source of all being!

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      Deonne Anderson 

      5 years ago from Florence, SC

      Your prose is beautiful! The wisdom and "knowing" expressed is profound. The power and practice of gratitude is immeasureable. Thanks for reminding us that there are no ordinary days or even moments. Each day and moment is unique, wonderful, and can not be duplicated. When we fail to live in the moment, that moments is lost...we can never get it back again.

    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      6 years ago from Asheville NC

      Thanks Gramdawg for your outlook as well and I really appreciate the pencil and the erasure analogy! I'm gonna remember that one!

      Isn't this a grand community we live in?


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      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Bless you for your bright and happy outlook and especially for spreading the wealth. If our list under "gratitude" is not far longer than that under "regret,"....all we need do, is figure out that the lead-end of the pencil is for gratitude....the eraser end, for regrets. Thank you for YOUR WORDS. UP++

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      Ann Carr 

      6 years ago from SW England

      Lovely sentiments. Billybuc recommended you and I can see why. I love looking around and absorbing the sights, sounds and feelings, especially when I can share it with someone - partner, child, grandchild... Voted up and beautiful.

    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      6 years ago from Asheville NC

      Thank you Mary615, I appreciate your comment and support!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for such an inspirational Hub. Good job.

    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      6 years ago from Asheville NC


      Thank you my friend. I would say we have already met, spiritually and intellectually. All that is left is the physical and I imagine that to be a joyous occassion!

      Thanks for the continued support and Peace be with you Billy!


      I couldn't agree more. though I will have to say many of us, including me, must learn how to be grateful. It was a very hard lesson for me. Now, I know. Before, I took much for granted. Not everyone learns the hard way. Some, in my humble opinion, are gifted in that area. It's all good as it works out for those who ask. Ask, and ye shall receive! I'm asking and I'm being showered beyond my wildest dreams. Gratitude is a wonderful frame of mind and heart!

      Peace be with you!

      Thank you for your comments and support!

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      6 years ago

      Our life is what we make it. There is beauty in everything around us. We just need to open our eyes to be able to see it. Each day represents a new beginning, new chance. We should appreciate every single day, enjoy it to its best, be grateful for what comes our way.

      Lovely writing, I voted up and awesome :-)

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great message and one I try to follow daily. I love your attitude and outlook on life; if we were to ever meet I would instantly like you.

    • Born2care2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      6 years ago from Asheville NC

      Thank you Happyboomernurse!

      As always, your comments are deeply appreciated and it's great to know you can experience the newness of living each moment! You are indeed blessed!

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Beautiful poem and I agree that when we choose to be present in the moment and fully appreciate it we feel connected, uplifted and filled with gratitude to be part of a new day.

      Walking in nature is one of my most treasured things to do because each walk is, as you've so eloquently expressed in this poem, different from any I've done before, regardless of how many times I've walked down the same path.

      Voted up, useful, awesome and beautiful.


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