Friday, August 31, 2012

Once in a Blue Moon

Tonight marks the second full moon with in this calender month, a Blue Moon. The last time there were two full moons in one month was March 2010 and the next will not be until July 2015, hence the saying: “once in a Blue Moon”. I cannot but help to be reflective of the things that have occurred in my life since the last blue moon and to be hopeful for the next.

So let's look back, March 2010: I retired from a career in Management, I went abroad, learned a new skill (graduated from massage school), moved back to this country, got married, and learned another new skill (participated in a Yoga Teacher Training course). How did I fit all of that into a little over two years!?!

Remember when you were a child and you could not imagine the passing of months let alone years. How a week could seem like an eternity and a whole day could contain a lifetime. Now that we are adults with careers and families and responsibilities time flies as if we were immortal and the passing of a year were but a nanosecond in our endless lives. But our lives are not endless, they are finite. The Blue Moon teaches us to look at the passing of time, reminding us of how much life we could fit into an hour, a minute, or a second. If there is something that you can do today, do it. Do not think that there will be more time for that tomorrow because as we know: Beautiful Tomorrow Never Comes! When It Comes, Its Already TODAY! In The Search For Beautiful Tomorrow, DON’T Lose Your Wonderful TODAY!…….. if you cannot put the whole puzzle together today, take just a minute to piece together a corner of the big picture. Do it! Do not put it off! If you can do this small thing each day then before you realize it you will have a clear view of the accomplished goal!

The next Blue Moon will be in about three years. Will you be right where you are now, waiting for tomorrow? Or will you have a list of things you have accomplished? I have an overwhelming list of things I would like to cross off, a bucket list of sorts, we will call it the Blue Moon list, Things-to-do-Before-the-Next-Blue-Moon, and it would be easy to say that there is plenty of time, that I will start tomorrow, but I remind myself about tomorrow and look for something that I can do today that might bring the picture in to focus, one piece at a time.

*note:  prior to the calender as we now know it, the Blue Moon was marked by the occurrence of four full moons with in a single season, I believe the Farmer's Almanac still uses this method.  
*"tomorrow" quote is by an unknown author.

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