In our non-stop world, it’s easy to find yourself multi-tasking to the point where you forgot what you had set out to do in the first place. Have you ever been driving to an appointment, talking to a client, and trying to figure out what to do for dinner…all at the same time?
We all juggle many different aspects of our lives, and while some of us do it seamlessly (present company excluded!), we could all use a “refresher course” in living in the moment. Recently, I sat outside on a deck with some friends, and as we shared a bottle of wine and caught up on our lives, I realized that the most uncomplicated times in life are often the most meaningful.
Taking a step back from your current surroundings and really appreciating the moment you are in is sometimes difficult; we are programmed to reach for the ringing phone, to reply to the incoming text message. If you can remind yourself to pay attention to the friends that surround you, the cooling breeze against your skin, the periwinkle hue that settles over the horizon as the sun sets, you can find a peaceful happiness that you may have forgotten even existed.
As I hugged my friends goodbye that night and walked back to my car, I looked up at the sky and noticed that Orion was no longer visible among the stars above. Spring was officially here, and as I inhaled the sweetness of freshly cut grass, I smiled. Living in the moment takes some practice, but once it becomes a habit, I promise you…you’ll never go back to taking things for granted.
–post & photograph by Amy Flyntz-Morehouse, Director of Positive Mojo
Well said! We should all remember to consciously live in the present and not let life’s little moments pass us by! 🙂
I did that just last night. Turned the phone on silent and focused on family and friends. I truly relaxed and everyone had my undivided attention. Everyone should try turning off the phone
I agree. Very well stated.