It's so easy to get caught up in the thinking about future endeavors. It could be what our plans are for tomorrow, what needs to get accomplished in the next week or month, or maybe looking at the big picture of where we want to be one, five, or 10 years from now.
I really have no problem with that at all. It's important to think and plan for the future. The problem becomes when we think so much about the future that we lose sight of the here and now. We're so busy planning for what is to come that we forget that we have not been promised anything beyond today.
I'm a firm believer in living in the moment, today. In fact, my daughter and I have matching tattoos: Urghabhail an la (Seize the day in Irish). Everyday I look down at my foot and there it is. It's a daily reminder of what I strive to do.
Enjoy the daily household chores...they remind me I have a roof over my head.
Rejoice when the alarm goes off...it reminds me that God has given me another day.
Take time for my family...it reminds me how blessed I am that I have them.
Get in some sort of exercise...it reminds me my body allows me to.
Read all that I can...it reminds me that I live in a country where I can continue to be educated.
Love my job...it reminds me that I'm lucky enough to be in a career I enjoy.
Write in my journal...it reminds me to write down my memories and that I have so many wonderful moments.
Live in the moment today...it's a great day to start.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.