This Moment

August 06, 2018


Breathe.

I’m an expert at worrying. About the future. About what might happen.

But in this moment, I’m OK. My loved ones are OK. Sure, there will be times when this isn’t the case. But not this moment.

Breathe…

All my worrying, my complaining, maybe my problem is not noticing and being grateful for this moment. This moment is a gift—that’s why it’s called the present.

Hurry, distraction, multi-tasking—these are the enemies of presence and peace.

I want more presence and peace.

Instead of constantly searching for something bright shiny new (shopping, reading yet another self-help book, etc.) to distract myself from uncomfortable feelings I’m practicing appreciating, caring for, and savoring the many gifts I already have.

Will you join me today in stopping to breathe and appreciate where you are? All the things that work in your life? Let all the worries for the future go—poof! Maybe even make a list of 10, 15, 100 things you love about your life right now. Summer is a good time for slowing down to appreciate this moment.

What do you notice when you become present in the moment? What’s best about your life right now? What would you like to change? Please share in the comments!

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  1. Dear Kathy - your post makes me think that in this life we definitely need to slow down and just be grateful for the moment. One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Psalm 16:5 (NIV) "The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." This scripture inspires me to look outward and upward and see the numerous blessings I have been given. Challenging circumstances come to each of us and winds of change often bring stress and worry but when we take time like you stated to reflect on the moment - there is peace. Thank you dear friend always for your lovely posts. As I have said before your blog is one of my special blessings! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely and thoughtful comment. I do so appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on my posts. I'm so happy they resonate with you.

      Wishing you a peace and joy filled week!

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