Whether a holiday, age, or season, how often do we live in the moment and enjoy what’s happening in the here and now? There’s a Facebook group called Garden n country that posts seasonal photos, nature pictures, and a “Who remembers _?” such as “Who Remembers grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup?” (I DO!!! and I would love some right now… ).
When I originally wrote this post in April 2019 there was a photo of a decorated pine tree captioned ‘8 months until Christmas’ in my newsfeed. Curious as to the replies as eight months seemed a long time for a countdown I read:
- It comes fast enough. There are other important dates between now and December.
- We have spring, summer, and fall. We’ve had a long winter and want to think about something other than snow.
- Don’t rush your life away.
- Pretty tree.
I was intrigued by the sage wisdom and the variety of viewpoints posted in the comments. While I didn’t read all 1300 comments, the consensus of those I read was ENJOY THE HERE AND NOW.
The current month is JANUARY. It is WINTER. I am glad it’s not scorching hot outdoors. I’m glad I can wear my tall black boots and warm cable-knit sweaters. I am not counting down the days until the next season begins. I am enjoying the NOW.
What about you? What you are enjoying now? Leave a message in the comments.
Thanks for reading.
Karen, The Klutter Koach. April 25, 2019 (updated January 2, 2020)