Friday, June 8, 2018

Here and now.

Motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace.  Children don't think about yesterday, and they don't think about tomorrow.  They just exist in the moment.

This was a quote that I read on one of my younger friends facebook this morning.   Something about it really got to me.   I've said it many times and it is something that I struggle with..   I am so busy mourning the past and fearing the future that I forget to enjoy and live in today.

I've been working on it and I've come a long way when it comes to letting the past be the past.
I still miss my "little people" and the things that I enjoyed so much when I was a younger mom,  but I have learned to embrace this stage of our lives and to enjoy my children as the amazing adults that they are now.  

It's the future that I need to "let go of".

One of the problems with me is that when it comes to the future,  I am much like a child.  If you tell me of a future plan ~  I get so excited that I can not focus on what is happening right now.    We're going to the beach .  My bags are packed two weeks ahead of time and I have nothing to wear in the meantime.   Halloween is in 144 days and I don't want to clutter up my workspace because I will soon need to paint pumpkins.    We are planning to move....   And this is where I've lost a little bit of myself,  I can't function properly around the house. The house isn't even for sale yet and I'm constantly worried about selling, buying,  locations...   ~  the unknown future has completely ability to enjoy the little things around here.  
I handle things much better when they are sprang on me..  not festering. 
And don't even get me started on the age/health thing...   I could worry myself straight into a hole.

This weekend I'm giving myself homework...
 To block it all out and to remember that the future is the future and the only moment that I can control is right now. 
To savor and enjoy what is in front of me Right here and right now. 
To find the peace in today and now worry about tomorrow.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
I hope that you can enjoy the moment with me.


  1. Leslie, this is beautifully written. I think it's a lesson that we all struggle with and need to learn, again and again. It's one of the reasons I like to the Friday Fave 5 posts that Susanne hosts each week. It really helps me to look at the little things, sometimes big things that are happening in the here and now. Having said that, moving is always something that sends me into a tailspin! So hard to focus on anything else when you have that looming ahead of you. Get out on the water and enjoy your boat this weekend! xo

  2. We used to say the future is the unknown part and therefore scary. Well, we know nowadays what's in store for us - anomalous climate and Nature' fury which shows up in natural disasters; we are quite helpless about that. Also nuclear power in irresponsible hands(Korea, Iran).President Trump is trying to do something about it; too late, but let's hope he'll have success for the sake of the world's future.

  3. Enjoying the moment is what I try to do always. I leave the worry to God. : )