Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"...and it's all small stuff"

A Lesson in Learning to Live in the Present Moment

"To a large degree, the measure of our peace of mind is determined by how much we are able to live in the present moment. Irrespective of what happend yesterday or last year, and what may or may not happen tomorrow, the present moment is where you are -always!" - Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

I have had a really hard time this week being content with the present. I was selfishly concentrating on the future and what it has to hold rather than soak up the day at hand. In doing so, I overlooked the blessings I have today -in the now! I had lost sight of my sweet Savior, supportive family, endearing friends and precious memories that encircle my life. After changing my thought process I emerged into a more satisfied state of mind. I stopped taking for granted the "on the go" lunches with my mother, movie night with Daddy, dinners with the family and late night chats with those I care about.

Take a brief moment today and pay attention to those things that you don't normally notice.


Kathy,  April 9, 2008 at 2:38 PM  

You have grown a great deal this week! You now know how to make lemonaide from lemons and make something sweet from that which some would call intolerable.
We Love you

the ladner family April 9, 2008 at 8:17 PM  

that is so true, thanks for reminding me!

Katie April 9, 2008 at 10:35 PM  

That is an impressive thing to learn at your age, britt. NOT easy... a lifelong struggle, maybe, but you have a better grasp on it than I did back then. :)

Dani April 10, 2008 at 11:30 AM  

You know I think this is something that I have trouble staying focused on doing too. I'll be good for a few days, and then something will happen to knock me off track again.

Thanks for the reminder and your words of wisdom.

Kelly Spezzano April 11, 2008 at 10:44 AM  

Good words of wisdom Brit! I am glad you are finding contentment in the present. I have a problem with "worrying" about the future (rather than concentrating on what's presently happening) and Jim always reminds me "Sufficient unto the day". There's nothing we can do to change the past, and we don't know what tomorrow holds, so we might as well focus on the present.