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Saturday, March 14, 2015

BOOKMARKING LIFE

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.
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    1. Hello Laura...I love that you are enjoying each moment. It's a good reminder. Today, despite freezing rain falling, and dark and gloomy skies, I am still enjoying each moment. Had some Indian food for lunch and it was yummy. Even washing the floor has been a fairy pleasant task because my attititude is good. I'm so grateful it's Saturday. Take care and have a good rest of the weekend! Susan

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    2. I am glad that you are enjoying your day, Susan. It has been raining here for two days, but I think the sun is supposed to come out tomorrow so it should be a good day for a walk.

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  2. I have learned that almost NOTHING in life goes as planned! However, if we roll with it all seems to work out! GOD has the ultimate plan and we are exactly where we should be!!!

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    1. We are exactly where we should be at his moment, even though we may feel that it isn't right.

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  3. Laura, after several days of steady rain, it turned off lovely in Southern Indiana this afternoon. I hope it is headed your way for tomorrow. As for plans, I've learned to be flexible, it's easier in the long run!

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    1. The sun is out this morning and it is a beautiful day for me to get out and walk. I am really happy about that. :)

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  4. I don't think there is anything more beautiful than a woman who is content with herself. I enjoyed your post.

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    1. Thank you, Ronda. I agree and I am so happy that you enjoyed the post.

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  5. Yes, it's nice to have those special moments to fall back on when those not so serene times...and we all have them...come calling on us. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hi CHeryl, I lost all of my blogroll when I changed my domain name so I am trying to add everyone back in. I will put you back on this morning after I pay you a visit.

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  6. Lovely morning thoughts, Laura - thank you!

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  7. I think that's why I like taking photos of every little thing. It helps document the special times and ordinary moments, too. Enjoy your Sunday my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. IT is wonderful to go back and look at those moments. I love looking at all of the photos I have taken of my grandchildren. I hope you have a fabulous day, Diane!!!

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  8. So beautifully inspiring to be able to be aware of yourself this morning. I think it is the ordinary life that gives us the most peace and happiness. Ahhhhh to sit and hear the rain hit the window. Lovely thought.
    Kris

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    1. It was lovely. Now the sun is out and I am going to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. Have a great Sunday, Kris.

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  9. A wonderful post, Laura. Have a happy week ahead.

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    1. Thanks, Pam. Hope you have a wonderful week too.

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  10. It's Sunday afternoon here and the rain is dripping steadily outside. But I'm curled up in front of the fireplace, cozy and warm, starting to go through some of the blogs on the Over40 blogging group. Haven't had time to do much of that until now.
    Living in the moment is something I try to do, too. I think finding so many like minded bloggers has helped me become more mindful.

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    1. Isn't that one of the best things about blogging? We are able to connect with people that we would never have known in the past. I love it, Lorrie.

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  11. Stopping by from TO40 and I did enjoy this post! I sometimes think of photographs as bookmarks on life. They take you back to a memory so that you can relive the moment.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Photographs are a wonderful way to bookmark our moments.

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  12. That is such a good reminder. To live in the present is freeing! It's hard to do sometimes though. It's amazing how much stress falls off of you if you can let go of analyzing the past and worrying about tomorrow.

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  13. So true. It is our small moments that make up the fabric of our whole life. Thank you for visiting and for including me in TO40s.

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  14. Seems we are thinking similar thoughts....I have a live in the moment post up for tomorrow...

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  15. So beautifully said! I've never been good at living in the moment, but I'm really trying to work harder on it lately! I feel so much happier and grateful for all that I have when I do stop to bookmark :)

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  16. I have shared this post and 'bookmarked' it for myself to refer back too. In an effort to simplify my life I made some changes and just commented to my husband this morning that its working. I have discovered how to live in today and not obsess about I need to do tomorrow---what joy---what peace.
    Your post is a witness to my efforts. Thank You.

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