Thursday, November 21, 2013

This Moment

That first blink, in the morning, when you’re barely opening your eyes… What is your first thought? What is your first feeling? Have you given thought to much of anything in that split second? Most adult thoughts go to the duties of the day… Mapping out, dreading, anticipating what’s to come. My first thought, I try to make it a tribute to God. The reality is, I didn’t have to wake up today. Since I did, mine as well thank The Man responsible, right?

In the midst of chaos, sometimes we forget the simple gifts that allow us to get to all the life consuming activities and adventures ahead. It is important, however, to show great gratitude for where you are, who you are and what you are today, in this very moment. For this moment is the ONLY true thing we have. The past has gone and now all we have are the perceived memories. The future hasn’t come, so all we have is the anticipation, anxiety, angst of what’s to come. The present moment is the only thing that’s here and now. It’s almost like being on your phone when you have company… You are not fully acknowledging what’s right in front of you at this very moment.

Be present. For it is a gift that only lasts for a moment.