Be Happy For this MOMENT, for this moment is your LIFE!
**Courtesy of the DailyOm.com...received this in my inbox today and loved it enough to pass along ;-)**
"Life, in all of its fullness, is happening right now. While our thoughts are sometimes elsewhere, beautiful opportunities and moments are being passed over and lost to the flow of time. And though we cannot possibly fully experience each leaf that falls to the ground, sometimes we get so attached to reaching our goals that we don’t pay attention to the wonder all around us. When we do that, we live in a world that exists only in our heads, while we miss life itself. There is so much to be enjoyed and appreciated that we need to remember to pay attention to the present moment, because it is the only space in which we can experience being alive.
We learn from our past, but dwelling on it keeps us from being fully present to life in the moment. We create our lives with our thoughts, but focusing so firmly on our imagined future keeps us from co-creating with the universe, so we might never allow ourselves to live our dreams as they manifest."
Well....ain't that the truth! How many times have you said or do you hear someone else say, "time just keeps flying by!"? It's amazing but we often seem to forget that the only time we're guaranteed is the very moment we're in - so why not bask in that precious moment instead of grumble, complain or wallow in any sorrow? I know, I know. So very much easier said than done. But seriously if we can all be grateful for the life we have and for the moment we're in (even the bad times usually are precursor to the good times to come) what a fantastic way to live life. We're in a world that's moving a million miles a minute, with technology practically taking over our lives. The good old fashioned letter is a rare surprise, the phone call is a last resort method of reaching someone and social media updates are replacing one-on-one interactions. I challenge you to take a second each day and look strangers in the eye, acknowlege them and smile - how often do we move thru the check-out lane or gosh, even lunch with a friend, with our thoughts elsewhere and our eyes absently present? I know for myself this is easy to do as I move from one thing to the next getting easily caught up in my own thoughts so this E-mail came as a welcomed reminder to take a moment, breathe and just love the life I have, right here, right now.
Enjoy the moment :-) Jamie