I've been thinking this week.
Time races by at a pace that sometimes threatens to leave me behind.
It goes so fast that it should take my every concentration on the present just to get through every moment without missing something.
Yet, I spend so much time rehashing things that should be left in the past.
Or worrying about things that will take care of themselves in the future.
Most of my concentration is taken up by thens instead of nows.
Between looking behind me and looking into the distance, I'm not really dealing with what's right in front of me. Which means that I will miss what's happening and have to rehash it again, missing the present.
It's a vicious circle.
I've broken it before. I'm going to break it again. Just need to replace the old habits with one where I can stop to enjoy fresh air. Or the beauty of the mountains around me. With a habit of stopping to realize how wonderful it is to be close to my family. And close to God.
Are you stuck in this circle too? Want to join me in breaking it? Give me a list of one to five recent things that you caught and appreciated immediately. Mine are:
1) Our family Labrador that said good morning.
2) Seeing the support that my other blog has been enjoying in the past two days.
3) Beetroot chutney.
4) Breaking through my internal struggle and actually walking up to someone and asking if I could pray for him.
5) That that person prayed for me too.