Thursday, May 14, 2015

Living in the Moment

Time is a crazy thing. While we were in Mexico, time seemed to stand still. The days were long. The nights were longer. We were present in the moment, and time didn't seem to matter. We had no schedule to adhere to. No appointments. No meetings. No looming deadlines. We were free to do as we pleased, and we enjoyed every restful minute.

Time has been heavy on my mind lately. It's been creeping in and out of my thoughts since we returned home - there are no guarantees of anything other than right now. I am grateful for these moments. I am grateful for right now.

I am going to make a conscious effort to do more 'living in the moment'. Too often we get caught up in the busyness of life, and time slips quietly by. I want to be more present, more mindful, focusing on what's happening now and not on what has happened in the past or the millions of things that will happen in the future. I will try to focus on what is great in my life, and not all of the things that I tend to worry about. Too often, the beautiful moments of my life are drowned out by anxiety and thoughts that I cannot control. Focusing on the present will force me to stop over-thinking, and stop worrying about the future.

These are the moments I want to remember. This is the good stuff.

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”  

― Henry David Thoreau

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