I was watching the news this morning on the horrible wild fires in California. This right on the heels of the night club shooting, the yoga studio shooting, the plane crash, the synagogue shooting. Which was not too long after a hurricane devastated parts of Florida. Countless lives loss. Precious lives lost. I mention these tragedies, not to add to sadness, or horribilize the world, but rather to remind us to live for today. Be Present.
Life is one of the greatest gifts we are given, as are our families and friends. It’s easy to get caught up in the daily hustle and bustle. We quickly rush from one appointment to another, grabbing a quick lunch or snack and eating on the go because that’s all we have time for. Only to rush home for soccer games, school plays, dance lessons, hockey practice, the list goes on and on. The end of the day comes and we fall into bed, hoping we got it all accomplished before we have to get up and do it all over again.
Is that being present? Is that really the way we want to live our lives? Are we really fulfilling the divine destiny that calls our souls? I’m willing to bet it isn’t, and we aren’t. I want to encourage you to Be Present. There’s nothing wrong with doing things, with caring for our children and encouraging them to taste what life has to offer, doing things we enjoy. But at some point you need to draw the line. You need to just stop and say “enough”. How many activities does your child really need to be involved in? How many things do you really need to commit to? How much do you really, really need to cram into your day?
Be Present. We never know how much time we will have with our loved ones. It’s time to slow down a little, and enjoy our time here. Enjoy the time we have with our families. Show up for ourselves. Take time out of the day and just sit and enjoy breathing, being alive. Take time and be grateful for what we have. Watch a sunrise. Watch a sunset. Watch the clouds go by. Be Present.
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