Friday, September 23, 2005

Early

I love the morning. The sunlight has a special quality to it. It's almost like it's filled with promise. If I would just take off my spectacles of gloom once in a while I'd see more of this...

I am learning to focus not on what I lack, but what I have already been blessed with. Sometimes, for me, it's not natural, as I have always seemed to have had a bent towards discontent and longing. I need to learn to truly embrace the now, and not some distant ideal of a future or past perfection. This is a major stumbling block for me. Life would be tremendously easier if I didn't get in the way of the flow and question everything.

2 comments:

Kelly said...

Living in the moment has been very hard for me, too, but with practice - over the last few years - I've gotten a little better at it. The nice thing is, generally as we grow older our life slows down anyway, making it easier to enjoy the little things that plop daintily into our laps. (Like that imagery? Yeah, me neither, but I'm too tired to think of anything to replace it with.) Enjoy your sunny morn!

Christine said...

What a coinkydink- I read a quote from Oprah Winfrey this morning that has been niggling through my mind- it happens to be about what you're talking about today:

"If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough."

Living in the moment and enjoying whatever good you can drum up in it is well worth the effort. God gives to the grateful.