Sunday, February 13, 2011

Quote of the day: Be Present

One of the most profound things I've read in a while came from my sister-in-law who took a moment to summarize a few of the life lessons she has been privileged to gain recently.  She said:

"Life moves on whether we decide to be present or not. Be present! Be content with what you have, and live!"

How much time do we waste lamenting past decisions or dreaming of future achievements.  Life is here and now; and unless we are a part of it here and now, it passes us by leaving us with nothing more than more regret of what we missed while we weren't "there" for life as it came.

Thanks for the wisdom, Heather.  You're truly an inspiration to me!

4 comments:

Lhone said...

I liked her post about this too. It's something i totally need to work on every day since sometimes my coping mechanism is to NOT be mentally present as things are happening.

Heather - said...

It's what I've been thinking about, too, mainly because it's hard for me. I have to wake up every morning and decide to "be present". Some days I'm successful, and some days I'm not. I'm working on "being present" all of the time. Luckily life is giving me lots of opportunities for practice :)

John and Charese said...

I LIKE I LIKE! Thanks! Great reminder, that we choose how are day is gonna go.

Be one with the Fro said...

what a great quote :D

I will have to keep reminding myself of this.