Living in the Present

Friday, July 26, 2013

I was sitting here this morning looking back on all Michael and I have been through since April the 8th when he lost his job .....He's working now but we still have a lot of catching up to do but I know without a doubt it will be ok .......
 
The thing that stands out more then anything else is how we kept reminding ourselves and each other that we were only living one day at a time and sometimes it was just one hour at a time and that kept us so calm ..... There were times that one of us mostly me would look ahead and see nothing but hardship and misery but then the other would remind how much we have gotten through already and to just focus on the present ...
Sometimes we would both lose sight of the present and only think about how bleak the future was looking and its then we would lay down and hold each other and marvel in what we have been through and how much stronger we have become....I have learned to be thankful for even the smallest joys of life because I have been humbled and I will always start and end each day with a thankful heart
 
I went on Facebook when I got up today and seeing the different statuses I am reminded again  how important it is to live in the present and enjoy each second  because life passes so quickly  I saw a photo of my brother standing on a pier by the river and he was holding his granddaughter and they were both so lost in the moment as they watched ducks on the river and beside it in the caption were the words........... "Life's been good to me so far" - Joe Walsh....... The photo is below and to me it was more then just a photo it was an example of being thankful and living in the moment
 
 
 
 
“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”  Lao Tzu

7 comments:

Kara said...

All we really have is what we have right now. I like your Lao tzu quote

Jesh St Germain said...

Am so happy for you both that Michael has work! Our work/job is not our identity, and our income is not what makes us keep afloat, but we so easily forget that, until it falls away... it's hard, but it actually is a blessing in disguise, when we realize all the things we still do have:)

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Kath said...

Thank you Kara and Jesh I have sure learned to be thankful

Angela said...

Indeed!Living in the present is important! Love the words by your brother and thank you for the saying by Lao Tzu.

Kath said...

Its hard to do sometimes Angela ...I'm always looking back or ahead but I am trying my best to stay focused on the present

Jan said...

The quote at the end of your post is amazing and is SO TRUE. I'm a Qualified Professional Worrier but not too long ago I heard another quote that made me laugh: 90% of what we worry about never happens; 5% of what happens we don't have any control over; the other 5% we never see coming! Sounds like something Will Rogers would say, doesn't it? -- Jan

Kath said...

You know that is actually true most of the time lol

 

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