MOMENT to MOMENT

Monday, March 21, 2022

The other day I read something that really resonated with me. 

"I remember when Monday to Monday lasted a week. Now it lasts 26 minutes."

That is exactly how I feel. Every time I turn around another week has gone by and I feel my life rushing by.

old alarm clock



I mentioned this to my daughter Katy the other day and she said it is because of screentime. 

We mindlessly bury ourselves on our phones, computers, and TVs. 

I know this is right and although I work online, I also know I spend way too much time on social media and watching TV. 

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Family Time

Since covid numbers are down right now and my family is fully vaccinated Katy's doctor said that for the first time in over two years she could go inside Cary's house and spend the afternoon with us as long as we were all masked.

When Tessa heard this she immediately declared it "game day". 

Katy said that it felt surreal to be in another house other than her own after so long. 

After a brief tour of the downstairs to see what Cary had done since Katy was last there, Tessa pulled out Pictionary.

playing Pictionary

The next few hours flew by as we laughed over our crazy drawings and Tessa pronounced herself perfect. 

It was such a wonderful afternoon and while the covid numbers are low I suggested that we go to the Botanical Gardens this week. 

As long as we stay in the outside parts of the gardens it should be fine for Katy. 

Savor The Moments

love your life mug

This moment is all we are guaranteed. 

We worry so much about the future and while we are doing that we miss out on experiencing the current moment.

Not every moment is exciting, but does it really have to be? 

Some of the best moments are quiet moments. 


Mindfulness

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Living moment to moment is a state of mindfulness.


"Mindfulness involves being with your thoughts as they are, neither grasping at them or pushing them away. Instead of letting your life go by without living it, you awaken to experience." (source)

As we get older and life seems to pass more quickly living moment to moment becomes even more important. 

Aging brings about a realization that what others think is unimportant and this allows us a new freedom to live in the moment without judgement.

We are living in uncertain times, but focusing on the present moment can bring about true happiness. 

As for me, I vow to focus on living in the present moment, because none of us know what the next moment will bring. 


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Comments

  1. So great the girls could all be together and you could have fun. Have a great new week. xoxo Kris

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  2. Hi Laura... here's away to stop time. Go stand in line for a genius at the Apple Store. Take it from me, I'm an expert. Have a good week.

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  3. You are so right.. I've learned this more and more since my husband died. Try not to live "for the future"... but for each moment that is so precious. Happy Monday! Marilyn

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  4. Wise words, Laura. Its wonderful that you were finally all able to be together. Those are moments to cherish! Hope you do all get to go to the Botanical Gardens, and many more get-togethers after that.

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  5. So much fun seeing everyone together, Laura! I know it means so much and two years probably feel like a lifetime. I've found myself clinging onto ordinary moments myself lately and it's made a world of difference. Big hugs, CoCo

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