On Being Present:
I found this week that it was much more difficult than I expected to “look present” to the day instead of “looking forward” to the weekend, or a trip, etc. I realized just how much of my time, and life if we are being honest, is spent “living” in the future (and sometimes the past too, unfortunately). Focusing on the present I found to be a bit difficult. But I think it is very important to work toward having our focus on the present instead of a date in the future, whether it be the weekend, a dinner out with friends, or even a long awaited vacation.
I don’t mean that we shouldn’t prepare for future happenings, or feel the wonderful excitement and exhilaration of an upcoming event. I merely mean that we should not allow our “excitement” to take away from our experience of today: the present moment in our lives.
Relish each moment of your life, even the mundane. One day you might wish you’d paid more attention.
Every moment of your life is extraordinary.