Saturday, September 08, 2018

In the Moment

The past week I feel like I am on a one of those Tilt-a-Whirl rides and can't seem to get off!  Labor Day weekend was spent moving my niece.  She bought the cutest condo!  Two family members went to their heavenly home. (my brother-in-laws mother and Chuck's great aunt) Chuck has continued to work overtime, plus had a few evenings away from home. Then the van broke down.  We think it has a transmission issue.

Monday is the funeral for Chuck's aunt and then I hope, hope, hope that things will settle down.  It has been crazy and I don't like crazy!

In the mist of all of this happening there has been good.  I was able to talk about Jesus to one of my nieces while comforting her.  Aunt Audrey was surrounded by those she loved when she went home to Jesus.  I had some quiet time Friday morning and I was able to pray for many things.  I prayed for rest for my weary husband and I saw that prayer answered.  Chuck was told there was a problem with parts and he didn't need to work Saturday.  Thankful for that answered prayer!

Speaking of Friday morning.... I spent some time tending my petunia containers.  They had been neglected and needed to be dead headed.  They also needed to have some dead vines cut out.  As I started tending to them I was thinking of all the things that needed to be done. 

After a couple of minutes of that I thought no more.  The chores will always be there.  I started to think about how I want my life. If I truly want the life that is simple, slow, and full of joy in the journey then I need to live in the moment.  That is exactly what I did.  I blocked out the other things.  I prayed, listened to sounds of the morning and went about my task with joy, living in the moment. 

All of the other things like laundry, cleaning, bringing the checkbook up to date, making plans to go out of town for a funeral and so forth will still be there.  They are task that will need to be thought about and tackled but why fret about them when I can't do everything at once.  Stopping and realizing that living in the moment is best changed my entire attitude.  Instead of fretting about a difficult week and my to do list I started to enjoy my task and I honestly say I found joy in that task.  

Life will bring us difficulties and there will always be task to complete.  It's the decision to live in the moment and tackle one thing at a time that can make a difference in our attitude, gratitude and stress level.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

May you find joy in the journey as you chase your life!




10 comments:

  1. Oh I needed to read this, as I am in pretty significant pain from my arthritis and I have so much left to do outside, but I am going to take it slow and enjoy it.

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  2. Wendi, I am reminded of a song when reading your post. "Just a little talk with Jesus, makes it right". Enjoying task at hand is a great way to live a simple happy life. My girls will say to me sometime what are we doing this week or how long until this or that. I do tell them and they know..my answers are always this. Lets enjoy only today ..tomorrow will come but for now we only have today lets think on that only. And enjoy everything about our day. It makes a great difference if we remember to do this. Sorry, for your lost hugs to your family. Praying for you and your family. One day at a time with Joy in our hearts is the simplest way to live.

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  3. Thoughts and prayers to you and yours on the loss of family members. I lost my Mom 6 years ago on Labor Day weekend - it's tough when a holiday is in the mix.
    So glad you are seeing the silver linings and choosing to live in the moment!
    I can tell that God is watching over you.

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  4. Such a great reminder, you are right.. it will be there when you get to it.

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  6. Yes.
    Just yes.
    Hugs, my friend.

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  7. So very sorry for your losses. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. I couldn't agree more about living in the moment... though why sometimes can it seems it's so hard to do? LOL. Have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  8. I totally agree with you about living and enjoying the moment. God bless.

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  9. Popping in to check on you. Bless you and hugs.

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