Live In The Moment

JoniLive In The Moment.  Why is it we are always thinking about what we could have done differently in the past or how we are going to live in the future?  Why not focus on today and live in the moment?  Some things have happened lately that have made me realize how lucky I am for what I have, who I have in my life and where I am at in my life.  

Living in the moment is all about living like there’s no tomorrow.  It takes practice but in the end, you’ll lead a fuller life.  To do this you must realize beauty in every moment, and in everyday activities.  

Take notice of the world around you.  Try and find something beautiful around you. View the sunrise, boats on a lake, a pretty garden.  Be thankful for the little things.

 Focus.  Focus on what is, not what was or what could be.

 Smile when you wake up: Set the tone of your day by simply smiling when you wake up. 

 Commit random acts of kindness: Even the smallest thing like complimenting someone, can bring joy.  The most spontaneous and unexpected acts of kindness produce the greatest impact.

 Zone In, Don’t Zone Out: Do things that are active, and encourage you to look around and engage the world. 

 Be Thankful For What Is:  When you find  yourself wishing for something you don’t have or wishing life were different, start to think about being thankful for what is already in your life. 

 Here are a couple of quotes which I feel really sum things up:

 “You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.”  Jan Glidewell

 “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” Morris West

 This is your life, start living!


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