N is for Now.
Yesterday, I was struggling with this word, at the doctor's office, in grocery lines and coming home to the internet being down-again. Now, was making me irritable and sad.
It is hard to be in the moment, sometimes. My mind plays Leap Frog-skipping ahead, to what if and I need to do this, and that. Before I know it-I am playing Hopscotch with my to-do list, planning for a future event, imagining the best, the worst and now my head hurts from all the mental aerobics.
I need to redirect the movie playing inside my head---cut!
I have let my emotions control the scene, not what is really happening-in the now.
There is power in the present moments-so I am going to try to focus on one thing at a time. Easier said than done, but today I am going to just drink my tea, just walk my puppy and watch her enjoy the grass and sunshine, and maybe just appreciate this moment's joy and brilliance.
I'll try just for now~
Do you have a hard time with the now or have you tackled and embraced the gifts of the present moment?
* I didn't drink this cup-what the heck are the flecks and flakes?! But, I did make another cup and go inside. We are still having March winds~
Our puppy, Maggie was tired from her walk and took time out. Dogs are great with now~
My daughter taking a photo of some tulips. Technology has helped some with the now.
Sometimes it is too much-when I see people sitting at restaurants sharing a meal and instead of talking they are texting other people. When my kids come to visit and we watch a movie, I spy them texting on their phones. So, we all struggle with now.
Have you found a way to be in the Now?