Cherish the moment you’re in

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What if we woke up thankful for the beauty of a new morning filled with mercy?  If we relished the fresh, cool running water we splashed on our face? if we savored every warm sip of our morning coffee or tea?

If you are like me, you too often have your mind set on the “next thing” to enjoy the now.  We look forward to lunchtime, Friday, summer.  There is nothing wrong with living hopeful and expectant.  The pity is in letting the desire for what is to come, rob any pleasure from the current moment.

If you’ve had children, you know how fast they grow.  You might have even said, “I can’t wait until she walks, talks, starts school, graduates…”  When those milestones and moments pass, you quickly find yourself wanting to reverse them, often aware that you wasted precious time.

When I am living in the moment, that’s when I am the happiest.  When I slow down and allow myself to fully tune in and participate, I thrive.

The added benefit is to others.  When I am living in the moment, slowing down and taking notice, this is when I find myself really pouring into others or at least listening to them.  When I am fully engaged, I catch things like the sadness lurking behind a smile, the worry underneath the nervous laughter or the need for a hug.

When I make it a habit to be intentional about living fully in every God given moment, I am a better person.  I find more peace and more good.

In my spiritual life, it means I’m not clicking off scriptures or praying words of repetition with no heart behind them.  It means I can bask in His presence, taking time to enjoy my heavenly Father.

This is just yet another reminder of something we already know.  Slow down and truly live in the moment.  Be present.  If we truly love our fellow man, we owe it to them and we certainly owe it to our families.

Blessings,

Lisa

Positively ill

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This is going to be short and sweet because I’m sick and don’t feel like thinking, but since I have made a commitment to myself to blog daily, I feel obligated.  Otherwise, I will stress over the fact that I haven’t and that won’t get me well any quicker.

So, I wanted to focus on the positive (although I feel like my head has been run over by a truck) and find things to be thankful for today.

Thankful for a phone although it’s ringing has woke me up 10x today (I’m exaggerating just a tad here)

Just as thankful for the neighbor’s dog barking (probably at our cat because she is incessantly whining for food or prancing around in his range of vision)

No, seriously….

Thankful for loving hands that prepared food for me and my hubby

Thankful for antibiotics attacking whatever ails me

Thankful that this is minor and I will be well soon

Thankful for videos of my granddaughter to watch over and over

Thankful for sick days, a great boss and wonderful co-workers

Thankful for prayers that I know are being uttered by those who love me

Blessings to all and stay well!

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