TODAY IS THE DAY!

Today is Yours – It belongs to no one else. Today is the day to grab the ones you love – turn off the T.V, turn off the computer, turn of the iPhone’s and Droid’s – and go out together. Take a blanket and have a picnic – blow up the air in your tires and ride bikes together – grab a racquet and play tennis, or go golfing – or just take a walk and eat ice cream ( or a hot fudge sundae!! )

I thought about so many things that I could write about today – but only one made sense, and this is it. You only have TODAY – so no matter how many things are pulling you in different directions – just stop – change your plans and do me this one favor – I promise it will be profund and bring a smile to your face and those you love – spend time with your loved ones without the distractions we allow into our life’s every second of the day.

Now I am off with my 4 year old to do just that. Paint my face, get wet in a sprinkler and roll in the grass.

If you don’t hear from me, please don’t call – I won’t answer – its our time :)

by Granger Whitelaw

41 thoughts on “TODAY IS THE DAY!”

  1. There are times for work and there are times for enjoyment and I think that time is this week time. I think it is better if you and your family or you and your friends will have a trip together or have a picnic together because I believe that the bond will get stronger if you will have a bonding more often. I like your advice and thank you for sharing your story. I believe that many will read this one and I know they can really relate to this article.

  2. I smiled after reading the article and it is really a coincidence because now in the morning I am really listening to music of my favorites and it a a songs that I listed and then downloaded from the internet. Anyway this blog is cool and thank you for sharing. I know there are lots of topics inside this blog or article but this is the one that I like the most because this is just so simple and really good.

  3. I like how you share this article and how you are telling us that this day should be our day to relax and yeah I guess I have to take a rest and relax today while playing my playlist of my favorite love songs in 80’s and 90’s. I am a music minded man and I think everyone should have time to relax and take time to play music and listen to songs that make you feel relaxed.

  4. I like the title “Today is the Day” because in my point of view, I think it will be better if we treat everyday as just like this everyday. We treat this day to be happy and to make ourselves glad and even when we are on work we treat ourselves to be happy and by that we can work and live happily though it’s not very easy.

  5. I like your idea of going picnic and I really like picnic since going picnic with family makes you feel relaxed and I’m thinking now when will I be scheduling picnic for my family. I observed and see you like hot fudge sundae, well I like sundae too ha ha I don’t know what’s the difference between hot fudge sundae and regular sundae but I like sundae.

  6. Such a nice line “Today is Yours – It belongs to no one else. Today is the day to grab the ones you love”, and it makes me energetic and right now I want to try spending this day also in a rest day and enjoyment day. Thanks for sharing your ideas and thoughts to us about this and I know there are plenty of people out there who are very busy on their life and needs refreshments and this one is good I think.

  7. Ha ha ha I might want to try this favor of yours “so no matter how many things are pulling you in different directions – just stop – change your plans and do me this one favor”, right now I am having a rest day since in my place it’s holiday today and yeah today is a kind of special fun day and the children are having their Christmas party and I am imagining right now how happy they are, children love Christmas and that makes my heart warmed.

  8. I really like this line “spend time with your loved ones without the distractions we allow into our life’s every second of the day.”,I want to this also since this is really true and I know if all people will just do this then all the people in the world will have a life to the fullest. Anyway thanks for sharing your thoughts and knowledge about this topic to us and many are reading this.

  9. I really like this line “spend time with your loved ones without the distractions we allow into our life’s every second of the day.”,I want to this also since this is really true and I know if all people will just do this then all people in the world will have a life to the fullest. Anyway thanks for sharing your thoughts and knowledge about this topic to us and many are reading this. Thanks.

  10. “You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.”
    ― Elizabeth Gilbert

    -this is such a nice quote and a truely inspirational to us guys who want to live life to the fullest and us that always want to enjoy life.

  11. Ha ha ha this ones a little bit funny “Today is Yours – It belongs to no one else” but I like the concept of this. Thanks for keep inspiring your audience and your followers to their blog, ha ha yeah! just as we thought that followers term is for twitter only ha ha lol. I have been visiting this website lately and I think I am loving my stay.

  12. Yes, theres no other day than TODAY. Spend your every minute, every hour, everyday with your love one, because you wouldn’t know what you were going to miss if you miss one day with day. Make the best of your day, every single second we get old, so as we get old, it is nicer and cuter to spend this with our love ones. Thanks for your article, TODAY, I will spend my day with my family. I hope you will also spend it with them than working and spending your time in your laptops.

  13. Yes, theres no other day than TODAY. Spend your every minute, every hour, everyday with your love ones, because you wouldn’t know what you were going to miss if you miss one day with them. Make the best of your day, every single second we get old, so as we get old, it is nicer and cuter to spend this with our love ones. Thanks for your article, TODAY, I will spend my day with my family. For those who are reading this, I hope you will also spend it with them than working and spending your time in your laptops.

  14. Yes ! I certainly believe that it can increase happiness of an individual. Whenever I am busy with studies in our school and being stressed by a lots of projects in my subjects I always go to my friends and we go trip and go to some places and it lessen the burden that I feel and the stress that I am experiencing. There will be more than any happiness being with your friends and of course your family.

  15. Hahaha “I thought about so many things that I could write about today”, it’s good that the one that you wrote is this one. I agree that everyone deserves a relaxation time and some really needs a break in their stressful activities. Anyway my relaxation is when I listen to music, the genre of music that I like is slow rock so it is really good.

  16. There was a time when I really don’t know and I am really board since I don’t know, I think it’s my rest day that’s why I don’t have to do and I have nothing to do that’s why I am board but as time passes I thought of something to do and it was listening to music and yeah! I really did went entertain from being bored. Just a simple advice that I have experienced.

  17. Haha that is what we call fun. Sometimes the best activities to make us happy is just within our own house and inside our house. I like being with my friends and family and also cousins. Me and my cousins are the best buds inside our house and we really play together even if it is raining or very sunny. We just love to play together because it is fun.

  18. Sometimes we should really have a day that is for relaxing and making ourselves enjoy the feeling of relaxing. Most of us when we get to adult stage and then we work we rarely have time for ourselves and time for playing or time for relaxing or time for enjoying. I guess this is the time for us and it is really nice to have a picnic right now.

  19. Such a sweet day to do this “Now I am off with my 4 year old to do just that. Paint my face, get wet in a sprinkler and roll in the grass.”, I guess your family is a very close family to each other and I can see how you love your daughters, son and wife so much and that is really a good thing and a great and a rare thing and it’s nice to comment to this.

  20. You really give much of your time for your wife and children and that is a sweet thing. Anyway today is a valentine’s day and I guess you and your family are on a date now and now maybe at a restaurant and I hope you guys will have a good and lovely day as today is a happy heart’s day. In my place now it it already night but I spent my day so good and full of love.

  21. Think carefully about how you spend your time. Consider all the things you can do and whether these will make you happy or unhappy. Consider also whether these will make you happy or unhappy in the future. Sometimes a bit of less happy time now leads later to lots of happy time later. Sometimes, You get caught up in the busyness of the day-to-day.You say you don’t have enough time.Yet, the question isn’t where are you spending your time…But rather, where should you be spending your time? So better spend most of your time with your love ones.

  22. Yes! Today is my day! And I love this day, better spend it with the one you love than spending it with your gadgets. Today I’m spending my day with my love ones, doing the things we love. Spend your time with your friends, family and others that are important to you. I already spend my time in a meaningful way, now it’s your turn to make your day memorable.

  23. Today is the day, and there’s no other day than today. Enjoy every minute every second of the day, because there’s only one day for today’s. It may sound so confusing but its true so enjoy your day! Don’t make your day unhappy but instead treasure the most of your day, make it the most unforgettable day of your life. And lastly, spend your days with the one you love! Good Luck with that!

  24. When was the last time you woke up and realized that today could be the best day of your life? No events have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. Whatever great day today is the Best day of my life.

  25. TODAY IS THE DAY! – Great article. Start your day with a smile and get it over with. There’s no used in frowning, it will just make your day unhappy. Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday, think for TODAY! because today is a special day to let the world see your beautiful smile. May you begin this day with a smile on your face and with happiness for your soul to embrace. Good Day!

  26. I am slightly tired right now because it’s night time in my country and my place right now and despite that I like your idea of being energetic in doing what you want to do in just a day, or let’s just say doing the things that we wanted to do in a day.I was a very enthusiastic and energetic kid back then and I always time for playing but that was the past, there are limited time now.

  27. What a coincidence, I am having my holiday also right now and I am now currently surfing the net while watching television. I want to find a place on the internet, I want to go at beach this weekend and I am planning to email the resort for reservations. I hope I can be reserved and then I will be using my full time for fun. It’s been long time since I went to beach and had fun with my closest friends. I hope this weekend will bring back the memories.

  28. Making ourselves enjoy such great pleasure is not a crime as long as it is not literally bad (laugh out loud). This is a great example on making or giving pleasure on ourselves, you really did great in enjoying those things that you have done. I always go to basketball court near my house when I am having a stress from busy works.

  29. I am glad to read such inspirational article and an article that gives courage to everyone not just for kids but also to any ages. It is indeed very fun to do things that you like freely and we can do it whenever we want but as we grow old even do we want to do it there are really times that we can’t do anything about it because we have priorities because when we reach in an adult stage our life becomes more wide and we have wide scope in different aspects in our life.

  30. I am not much of an energetic person and don’t have an athletic blood but I think having a good day with enjoying myself in playing games with my children sound’s not a bad idea, I guess. I would love to make a time this week and maybe since I have a rest day this week, I will use it for my kids and we will play games that they like. I will sure make a good moment for them and good memories I hope.

  31. I enjoyed many things this week and I have done it with my friends and we have been this week to a near town in my town and we have been into bars and also meet some old friends there and it was really fun. I have read some comments here and I hope you guys also have good week and I hope you will spend times with your friends this week or next week.

  32. I am glad to read this kind of article, this one is a positive article and I love positive articles since it gives me energy and a unique energy just by reading it. I am not much of a reader but I love reading positive articles just like this one. I always want to have a visit in my friend’s house while playing basketball with him and because it brings back memories of our childhood which I really treasured and always cherished.

  33. I know how fun is this “Now I am off with my 4 year old to do just that. Paint my face, get wet in a sprinkler and roll in the grass.”, just imagining the setting and the place and both of you and your children is quite fun and also doing the sprinkler is also my favorite game with my cousins when we were kids. You sure give much of your time to your kids and that is a thing that is hard to give since most of us now are busy especially when we have family.

  34. I don’t have sports and so that is why I like watching television and also just surfing the net and using facebook making fun and also contacting my friends. I have lots of rest days right now because currently I don’t have job. I am amazed that you are a busy man yet you still have time with your kids and your wife and it’s too seldom to have a Father in a family just like that.

  35. Learning to live a more mindful life, living in the current moment, not worrying about the future or reminiscing about the past will allow you to create very positive and fulfilling experiences in your life. When we are mindful we are experiencing all that God is blessing us with as they are happening. We will not miss the opportunities, because we are fully engaged in each moment of our lives. Today chose the tip that would have the most positive impact on your life. For that one tip brainstorm 10 things you could do that could help you live more mindfully. Opening your mind to the possibility will help you make changes going forward.

  36. Living in present time generates yet another extraordinary ability: all things become one thing when you are in present time. No matter which way you look or what lens you are looking through, you see the interconnection of all life.

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