This post is not what I had planned for today, but then does life really go as we plan. Are we able to take the moments of our days and know in advance just how they will go?
I was looking for something that I thought I had bookmarked on my computer this morning. It just wasn't there. I felt really aggravated. I knew I had saved it so that I could write my Saturday post. All I could think of was, "why can't things go as planned?".
Then I stopped and realized that there is a plan for our lives already in place. That maybe we should stop trying to micromanage each moment, and instead enjoy each moment as it happens. That instead of bookmarking ideas for future use, we should bookmark our moments as they happen.
Life is meant to be enjoyed in the moment that we are living, and if we are fully living those moments, then we can save them to be remembered and reread at a later time. I have always inserted torn pieces of paper between the pages of books that I read. Those little bits of paper that I use as bookmarks let me come back to special passages more easily so that I can enjoy them again. We can do the same things with our lives.
Maybe bookmarks aren't meant just for future use, things to be turned to at a possible future time. You know the time I am referring to. The time when you will "have time" to do those bookmarked things. Instead maybe we should use bookmarks to refresh the moments that we are living now.
As I sit here this morning curled up in a favorite chair, sipping an early morning cup of tea, and listening to the rain fall steadily against my windows I am savoring the feel of the moment. I am completely at peace with myself, and I know that I can pull up this serenity at any moment in the future because I have bookmarked the page in my heart and in my mind.
Don't let your life slip by without bookmarking each special moment, knowing that you have lived each of those moments fully.