Enjoy Each Moment

robinHowdy Peeps!

You hear people say to enjoy the moment many times and you probably don't give it a lot of thought, until or unless something has happened. 

The world is ever changing and our lives can change on a dime, in one split second. I've caught myself lately, if my mind is starting to drift from what I'm doing, bringing it back to the task at hand, no matter what it is. Because this moment, we are in right now, is all there is.

You've most likely heard this quote or some version of it:

Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
~ Bill Keane

This is so true. If you are spending time with friends but your mind is thinking about a fight you had with your spouse, are you really with your friends?

If you're on a bike ride with your child and you're thinking about the report you have due next week, are you really giving all of your attention to your child?

Many of you know my story either because you know me or because you've been following my blogs for awhile. My life changed dramatically when I was 13 with the passing of my Mom. She was 32 years old and had an accident. My Dad was left with 4 kids. Our lives were forever changed.

Today is the present, a gift. What you choose to do with it, is your choice.

  • enjoy the person you are with – whoever that may be
  • be present to your child
  • be attentive to your pet
  • pay attention to the road as you are driving
  • take in the beauty of nature that surrounds you

If you find yourself drifting, thinking about next week or ruminating about something from long ago, be aware, thank the thought and come back to the present.

This now moment is all there is.

Angel Blessings to you.


PS The picture is the last picture I have before the baby Robins left the next. I certainly enjoyed watching them grow while they were here. Check out egg to leaving the nest here.https://empowerment4you.com/robins-nest/

3 Responses to Enjoy Each Moment
  1. Doug
    June 11, 2012 | 8:42 am

    Hi Sue —

    Great post. It reminds me of something that I read just the other day in Thich Nhat Hanh’s book The Art of Power.

    He writes about the mindfulness of drinking tea, and how when we drink a cup of tea, we are often thinking about the projects that we have to do later in the day or the problems we have with other problems. He says that when that happens, we are no longer drinking tea, but rather that we are drinking our projects and our problems.


    Have a great Now, Sue!

    • Doug
      June 11, 2012 | 8:44 am

      I meant to say, “problems we have with other people.”


    • Susanne Broome
      June 11, 2012 | 8:55 am

      How wow how perfect Doug. That says it all.
      Enjoy your tea – ha!