Friday, August 3, 2012

Five Minute Friday

Lisa-Jo Baker (Gypsy Mama's) Five Minute Friday


There is a quote that I love by Jim Elliot that says "wherever you are, be all there".

This battle to be fully 'here' is one that I have fought my whole life. I am not sure why but I am constantly tempted to either analyze the past or figure out the future, meanwhile completely ignoring the here, now, present. Realizing at the end all that I will have are the 'here moments' is very sobering. I cannot hold yesterday and I cannot touch tomorrow, but today - today I can see it, for it is right here, right now. I can hear it, I can feel it, I can smell it , and I can taste it. Why waste that?

So right now I see my children - sleep tossled, snuggled together, munching their cereal watching a Friday special movie, I can feel the rough edge of the seat I am perched on and the cool tap of each key as I type. I can smell my coffee and the barest hint of cinnamon from my bowl. I can hear an occasional giggle, the crunch-munch of those that are eating contentedly and the whirl of the fan next to me. All of my 'here' is SO beautiful if I just take the time to notice it and give thanks for it.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this beautiful reminder. It's so hard to focus on being here, sometimes. But these moments are fleeting, if we forget to focus we will miss it all together.

    Visiting from 5 Minute Friday!