Today! (not yesterday or tomorrow)

Some days require discipline
to not run with the “What Ifs”
the tiny or tremendous
terrifically tenacious Whatifs

To not wait – with bated breath –
for the other shoe to fall
or keep looking back or forward,
remembering, anticipating
when it did or will

Some days require tuning in
to the frequency of today
simple as a snack of cheerios and milk
magnificent as a heartbeat

Today and only today
with every blessing and lesson of
Sunday, April 22, 2018.

“G-d’s salvation comes in the blink of an eye.”                                  – Pesikta Zutreta, Esther 4:17

About the Author
Chana holds an M.S. in Special Education. Her innovative poems, essays and lectures reflect two and a half decades of experience working with students of all ages and abilities. Chana's writing has been published on, as well as in The Canadian Jewish News, The Jewish Press, and AMI. As a longtime volunteer with the Friendship Circle, Chana was recognised by the Ontario Legislature for “bringing a smile to the faces of children with special needs.” Although Chana 's "heart is in the east" she currently lives with her with her family in Toronto.