Friday, January 18, 2013

Being Present in the Present

"It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe." Robert Service

"With Google I'm starting to burn out on knowing the answer to everything. People in the year 2020 are going to be nostalgic for the sensation of feeling clueless." Doug Coupland

My first thought this morning was on yesterday's conversation with my husband's doctor. After mulling that over for a few minutes, my goal for the day popped up: Don't get ahead of yourself. What to do next? Google of course. Lots of people including Mohammed Ali, Winston Churchill and Clint Eastwood had fairly mundane things to say about this, and the New York Times had a good article explaining what the doctor said.

Don't get ahead of yourself has a lot going for it. It embraces my attitude this month though I haven't thought about it exactly that way. Friends ask if I'm excited about going off to paint in Mexico a week from today, and I am, but I don't think about it much. Each day is full of things I want to do. I've done everything I can to prepare for the trip and to prepare for what may come up for my husband. I don't want to live in the future, even anticipating tomorrow. I do need to remember to pack for a short weekend trip though.

Baruch ata adonai...Help me to be awake to hope and humor and connection and love. Help me to keep my thoughts in this very day so I won't miss what it has to offer. Thank you for being with me. Also, I'd like Google to know I'm grateful for it almost every day, except for when I think they know too much about all of us. Amen

1 comment:

  1. I´ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Great quotes and reflection