Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 15 - "Live in the Moment".....'s not just a cliche!

My goal for Christmas this year, and beyond, is simply ~

"Live in the moment."

I know, I know...that seems to be a popular catch-phrase right now.  But, it is a wise directive and definitely a worthy mantra.  

For me, the challenge is in focusing and reigning in my own agenda.  Sometimes, that takes an extremely concentrated effort on my part.  I'm apt to be thinking ahead, planning in my head; rampant thoughts battling for the number one spot in line.  And I tend to be a champion worrier, often fretting over things that cannot be helped by fretting. 

Consequently, I am making a conscious effort during the holidays this year to simplify ~ meaning less decorating, fussing and fretting and more experiencing, enjoying and expecting to be blessed by being present in the moment. 

Today, I am thankful that God is impressing upon me the need to live in the here and now.  
I am thankful He has placed a burden on my heart about this.  
Each moment is a gift from Him ~
I don't want to miss a single one because I was looking the other way or otherwise absorbed.     

Until tomorrow.....



  1. I need this reminder more than anything right now. When not much is going on, I really don't have a problem remembering to live in the moment. It keeps me centered. But, when lots and lots is going on, I tend to forget. What am I going to bring to this party? What am I preparing for Christmas Eve dinner? How much shopping do I have left? Where will I get the $$$? You know, the whole nine yards. Time to take a break now and get centered. Thanks so much.

  2. I'm not a big planner but I am a big worrier. I worry if I'm not worried about something! Living in the moment is a tough thing to do and I hope that you are able to accomplish this goal.


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