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September 1, 2008

Artificial Dates

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:47 am

For many, today is the last look at Summer 2008. If Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of Summer, then Labor Day unofficially ends it. Regarding Summer, it seems we rush it in and then push it out.

We’re like the horticulturist who forces flowers to bloom early for the February flower show in the northeast. We seem to always want to rush a natural cycle. Reminds me of an expression my mother-in-law had. She would say that fever blisters were “3 days coming, 3 days here and 3 days going.” Have you noticed how many ineffective potions there are on the market to try and rush that cycle?

We are such an impatient species. We want to be millionaires by the time we’re 40 or have children before a certain age. We put way too much pressure on ourselves to produce magic by a magic date.

Dates are also the artificial cloak of cultural conditioning. How many ads have you seen or heard with the words “Summer Fun?” The presupposition is that when Summer is over, the fun goes out the window. Fall type ads remind us to keep our hair from changing color. Botox is used to keep Winter away. And Viagra is an artificial attempt to elongate Spring among other things.

We expend so much energy in not being where we are. It’s no wonder the groundhog is camera shy.

Take a moment today and just appreciate something about the day. In fact, if you’re looking for real magic, do that at least once a day, everyday – no matter what.

What does this day have to offer you that you can get nowhere else but right now? Seize the opportunity to celebrate the moment no matter what the calendar says.

As The Grasshopper has said, “A quality life is made of quality moments.” Stop looking at the calendar and begin feeling the present moment. It has a way of making time stand still.

All the best,


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