As I look at my calendar for the next few months, it is easy for me to have a panic attack. With one going into high school and the other starting a vocational program, my calendar looks like someone vomited all over the dates. So, I have to keep reminding myself to stay in the day. It is a habit of mine to fast forward into the future realm and anticipate each moment. However, that makes me a raving lunatic. God help us all when that happens.
Don’t get me wrong, there are so many amazing things happening, but I want to make sure that I am present for them instead of somewhere into tomorrow. The time is flying by and my chances to really enjoy this experience will be fleeting.
So here is my little reminder…..PAUSE…..Present Affirm Uplifts Sentimentality Engaging. When I pause, I become present which affirms the moment bringing about a sense of sentimentality all the while I am engaged in current time. Yes, my brain is like a hamster running on a wheel. Only my hamster is probably on steroids. The reality is if I pause, I can really enjoy what is happening now.